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Turning Data into Actionable Knowledge

SSE reduces plant failures with GE's Asset Performance Management solution

Asset Performance Management (APM)

APM is a software application designed to increase asset reliability and availability while reducing unnecessary maintenance. A cloud solution, APM gives organizations the flexibility to develop analytics and applications, making it adaptable to changing needs.

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£3M
per year savings from early failure detection
£6M
per year reduction in insurance costs
1026
total monitored assets

   

Challenge

SSE, one of the UK’s broadest-based energy companies, delivers electricity to 3.7 million homes and businesses throughout the UK and Ireland.  Focused on providing reliable energy to its customers, SSE collaborated with GE to improve the maintenance profile of its plant.  SSE wanted a solution that provided:

  • Early detection of potential failure and prevent past failures from reoccurring
  • Increase availability of plant
  • Manage and control CAPEX
  • Reduce insurance cost
  • Condition-based maintenance

 

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Solution

With GE’s Asset Performance Management (APM) solution, SSE was able to turn data into actionable knowledge for the operating staff. SSE created an Equipment Performance Center (EPC) to continuously monitor asset health for over 11 different locations. The system tracks factors such as combustion dynamics, turbine vibration analysis, boiler temperatures, creep analysis, and safety case management. Predictive analytics drive model-based condition monitoring, allowing SSE to understand pending issues before they become production problems, allowing proactive action to avoid unplanned outages.

Results

SSE has experienced a significant reduction in plant failures since the introduction of GE’s APM solution, resulting in increased plant availability and production. Early failure detection has resulted in savings of approximately £3 million per year.

The EPC is now armed to monitor multiple site operations efficiently with confidence to understand pending failures. Overall insurance costs have been reduced (£7.5 million per year) and with improved maintenance, a greater control over CAPEX is expected.

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