Sensor Health Monitoring (SHM) employs intelligent online algorithms that continually monitor data feeding into analytics. It provides a notification in the form of an alert, as well as automatic maintenance actions, when analytics experience unhealthy data inputs. SHM is designed to help organizations more accurately detect equipment faults by identifying bad tags and prioritize when and which actions are taken.
In SHM there is at most one alert notification per asset, which is updated continually and includes:
- The severity of the unhealthy data, which is calculated to help prioritize actions.
- The nature of the unhealthy data, which indicates if it is an outage or just bad sensors.
- A detailed breakdown of how the unhealthy data impacts the Digital Twin, Maintenance Actions taken, and the amount of fault coverage lost.
SHM also helps to reduce alerts that could lead to unnecessary maintenance actions and helps reduce the need for user intervention. Some examples of maintenance action reduction include:
- Suppression of Alerts coming from diagnostics impacted by unhealthy data, thereby reducing the number of alerts. By limiting the number of alerts, workers will not be dispatched for a non-issue due to a clear sensor health score.
- Reconfiguration of the Digital Twin to allow for adaptation in the presence of unhealthy data to further reduce false-positive alerts. This real-time reconfiguration gives users more accuracy into current operating profile.
As SHM actively detects and responds to bad sensor data, the parts of the analytic that have not been directly impacted by unhealthy data will continue to function as intended.
With SHM enabled in APM Reliability, users will also gain access to historical records of sensor health activity, an analytic-level view of unhealthy data inputs, as well as their recovery over time. Through this capability users benefit from more visibility into overall sensor health and the impact within the operation.
SHM allows organizations to get the most from their investment in APM Reliability. Through more accurate alerting, Reliability teams can prioritize and reduce time dispositioning alerts, reduce the number of unnecessary alerts stemming from bad data, and act faster on priority sensor alerts. It automates some sensor evaluation and empowers engineers to spend their time on higher value activities.
SHM is available today, at no additional cost, for current APM Reliability customers and will be included in any new APM Reliability purchase from GE Digital. Contact a GE Digital expert to learn more about how SHM can bolster your reliability program.