Every asset counts
Industrial machines operate in some of the harshest environments on the planet. Whether in the middle of the ocean on an offshore platform or 35,000 feet in the air on a commercial airplane, assets must maintain mission-critical operations without relying on constant connectivity to troubleshoot issues.
When it comes to managing asset performance and measuring risk, “what if?” is difficult to quantify and terrifying to ponder for any business executive. This challenge is magnified in industrial environments where machines often need to run 24/7, every second of downtime impacts the bottom line, and equipment-related incidents can mean lives lost and serious environmental consequences. As a result, every asset counts.
In a gas turbine, a single blade can generate 500 gigabytes of data each day from sensors, and there are thousands of gas turbines worldwide, each with dozens of blades. While some common information technology (IT) software could run analytics on a turbine’s data and generate basic performance metrics, what good is the knowledge that a well-protected, $10 million turbine is 98% reliable when it’s a small valve that fails and shuts the entire plant down?