Turbine optimization

Increase turbine uptime, lower operation and maintenance (O&M) costs and reduce the levelized cost of energy.

Reliable, continuous power generation

Though the exact causes of problems aren’t always immediately evident, or easy to resolve, the indications of a problem are there for experts to recognize, often times far earlier than more overt evidence of a failure. Digitalization has made collecting and using such insights a tool for preventing severe equipment damage, and keeping systems online.

The limitations of manual inspection are no different than the problems inherent in analog record-keeping; there are physical limits to how much information can be gathered, accessed, and applied. There is a competitive advantage for companies to go beyond maintenance as a reactive service, and consider it an active tool to predict, and then prevent problems before they occur. Data makes this possible.

Choose a more predictable future

A unique digital advantage occurs when you combine connectivity and data analytics with industrial expertise and engineering skill / know-how. Data collected from connected drives can be accessed and analyzed providing deeper insight into the health of your assets for effective lifecycle management and maintenance planning. Maximizing profit means that every part of your process is connected and runs uninterrupted, without surprises.

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic capabilities lead to improved predictive maintenance, increased availability and reduced time-to-repair. The latest diagnostic software can also enable you to prevent expensive and dangerous incidents, thus avoiding repair costs, unplanned downtime and loss of revenue.

Digitally connected services provide a number of advantages including:

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ABB Ability™ solutions for power plants are complemented by our Service Centers which provide expertise and services such as monitoring, diagnosis, optimization and maintenance.

In addition, our proven products for turbines are designed and built to operate for long life cycles under the varied and harsh operating conditions common to turbines. Our engineers with years of power generation experience help design the products and work with turbine manufacturers to correctly and efficiently integrate these products into turbine designs.

Our collaborative approach is key in supporting the customer’s decision-making, as are rule-based diagnosis, providing both the probability of the failure and its severity, and root cause analysis of the potential failure.

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic tools, moreover, provide knowledge and expert on-site personnel for detecting a hidden issue and preventing severe turbine damage.

ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus​​​

A distributed control system designed to maximize plant efficiency and reliability through automation.


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