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GE announces GE Power’s Monitoring & Diagnostic Center to incorporate Predix-based Asset Performance Management (APM) software

GE announces GE Power’s Monitoring & Diagnostic Center to incorporate Predix-based Asset Performance Management (APM) software

October 9, 2017 - GE Digital announced that GE Power’s Monitoring & Diagnostic Center in Atlanta will utilize the company’s Predix-based Asset Performance Management (APM) software, bringing the strength of the Industrial IoT to power producers and utilities around the world. Running GE Digital’s APM solution will help further prevent power outages by increasing the reliability of the thousands of power producing turbines and generators monitored by the M&D Center.
According to the World Bank, unplanned power outages leave homes and businesses in many emerging countries without electricity for 15 or more days per month. Even in the United States, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reports that the average power system suffers downtime and is unable to meet demand six percent of the time.

GE Power’s Atlanta M&D Center a power generation monitoring facility. Center experts have worked with customers to increase uptime while reducing operations and maintenance expenses for more than 20 years. Today, more than 500 power producers and utilities responsible for 900 power plants around the world use the M&D Center’s expert data scientists, engineering resources, and monitoring services to identify machine and equipment issues. Every day, the center receives more than 200 billion data tags coming from 1 million sensors attached to 5,000 assets in power plants across more than 60 countries.

However, experts largely rely on email or phone calls to alert customers to potential outages. With Predix, the M&D Center’s customers – who choose the new APM-based services offered as an upgrade option – will gain a real-time view of asset data, enabling more effective, collaborative trouble-shooting with experts and enhancing their ability to forecast and prevent power outages through predictive maintenance alerts.

APM is powered by Predix, GE Digital’s platform for the Industrial Internet. APM draws on a deep catalogue of analytics to identify patterns and trends in data that could indicate a problem with a machine’s performance. APM allows industrial businesses to increase machine reliability and availability while reducing maintenance costs and managing operations risks.

Typically, plant operators who run traditional monitoring capabilities have limited advanced notice when critical machine issues arise, making costly, unplanned outages more likely. M&D Center customers who utilize the APM application will have more time – in some instances from days up to several weeks notice - of potential issues.


About GE Digital

GE Digital is the leading software company for the Industrial Internet, reimagining industry's infrastructure by connecting software, apps and analytics to industrial businesses to drive a Predix-powered world. GE Digital creates software to design, build, operate and manage the entire asset lifecycle – enabling industrial businesses to operate faster, smarter and more efficiently.
 

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