Siemens and Bentley Systems have announced a joint technology and service solution, consisting of their complementary offerings, to speed up digitalisation of power plants and provide intelligent analytics. The new service will be hosted on Siemens’ cloud-based open IoT system MindSphere.
Siemens’ asset performance management (APM) solution, part of the company’s Omnivise digital solutions portfolio, covers the entire power plant, including the gas and steam turbines, as well as associated generators and pumps, motors, transformers, valves, switchgear, and other equipment that affects plant reliability and performance. Using intelligent models based on predictive analytics, the solution takes data from multiple sources, applies domain and analytical expertise, and integrates into a customer’s existing Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS)/Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) environment to improve maintenance planning, reduce outages, and increase workforce efficiency.
The scope of options for APM service solutions ranges from on-premises installation or cloud-based MindSphere hosting, to turnkey set-up of APM, to APM as a service, with a fully integrated managed service solution set up and run remotely by Siemens power plant experts.
Laura Anderson, head of the Siemens Power Generation Services Controls and Digitalisation business, said, “APM for Power Plants is evidence of the benefits this strategic alliance brings to our customers. By combining Siemens’ and Bentley’s complementary and proven areas of expertise, this innovative offering will help our customers manage costs, improve reliability, and increase the performance and availability of their thermal power infrastructure.”