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Overcome challenges across your power generation fleet. Improve reliability, availability, and efficiency with our proven data management and predictive analytics software--built to help you optimize asset performance management.

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Optimize equipment health

Overcoming challenges and improving operations begins with understanding your data. You need to capture, store, contextualize, and visualize real-time information—and make it available to the right people at the right time to enable the right decisions.

GE ‘s Asset Performance Management (APM) software enables access to the specific, role-based information your workers need to do their jobs. They can anticipate impending problems before they happen across their fleets and shift from costly reactive maintenance to efficient planned maintenance. The software helps to reduce maintenance costs, improve reliability and availability, and prevent unplanned outages and catastrophic failures.

CASE STUDY

Mirant achieves nearly $1 million in value in the first month alone

Early notification of two major problems with air heaters allowed for planned maintenance and twice prevented a full unit outage of 191 MW. A problem with a boiler feed pump coupling was identified early, resulting in replacement.

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Steam-fossil

GE’s Proficy SmartSignal software helps you keep your aging coal assets running efficiently. Learn how one customer benefits from our software.

Learn about the value of predictive analytics to fossil-fuel power plants.

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Nuclear

GE software helps keep nuclear plants reliable and safe. In fact, Proficy SmartSignal software was born when the U.S. Dept. of Energy asked researchers at Argonne National Laboratory to develop a better tool for predicting problems at nuclear facilities after the failure of a coolant pump forced an emergency reactor shutdown. Since then, the software has been further developed and now is protected by over 40 patents.

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Combined-cycle

GE software provides protection of both steady state and CT starts. The software helps avoid: penalties for not starting or for going offline too early; replacement power costs; environmental penalties; and loss of heat rate due to running inefficiently.

Learn about the value of Proficy SmartSignal to combined-cycle power plants.

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Hydro

GE software helps you leverage your lean hydro workforce and monitor remote equipment to optimize cost-effective availability.

High winding temperatures found on a hydro turbine.

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Wind

GE software analyzes in real time all the data that is collected by a programmable logic controller in the nacelle—literally tens of thousands of data points daily on a typical wind farm—and does what time-based and traditional condition-based monitoring techniques cannot. The software detects and notifies wind farms of impending problems, helps prioritize tower inspections, and helps optimize crane usage.

Tripped cooling fan found on a wind turbine.

Monitoring services
when you need it

Many of our Power Generation customers use our in-house remote monitoring and diagnostic center, the Industrial Performance & Reliability Center, to provide full-service monitoring services instead of doing it themselves. We highlight weekly examples of impending problems that the Center identifies for our customers in our “Catch of the Week” reports.

Catch of the Week

GE's Industrial Performance & Reliability Center provides comprehensive predictive monitoring across all critical rotating and non-rotating equipment plus key balance-of-plant equipment. The Catch of the Week highlights some of the critical catches detected every day. Real customers, real stories. Here are a few examples:

Boiler feed pump bearing problem found at combined-cycle power plant.

Plugged gas recirculation fan air filter found at coal plant.

Combustion problem found at combined-cycle power plant.

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