We are leading with many of our customers, this current big data revolution so that they can operate both more effectively and efficiently. We are working in partnership with BP to ensure the efficient operation of critical rotating machinery such as compressors, generators and critical pumps found on BP’s production facilities. By analysing sensor data such as vibration, rotor position, temperature, pressure flow and other parameters, we are able to identify changes in the operating condition of the machine or determine that the machine is no longer performing at its optimal capacity.
Big Data - Big Oil: Industrial Internet in action
With energy demands rising and reserves of oil and gas becoming more challenging to access, the productivity revolution promoted by the Industrial Internet is of vital importance for our sector
We are helping improving business outcomes for customers by harvesting the vast quantities of data produced by the GE machines they have installed and by feeding this into advanced analytical systems.
BP has deployed GE’s System1™ and SmartSignal™ software across a number of its offshore production facilities. Utilizing their investment in offshore network connectivity, BP is able to remotely monitor its machinery centre in Aberdeen and take advantage of expert support from any of GE’s dedicated remote monitoring centres around the world.
Remote monitoring has a number of benefits for customers, not least because it removes the need to bring extra staff on to the rig to undertake physical monitoring in an environment which can be plagued by hostile weather conditions. It also means that experts can be consulted remotely from anywhere around the world, as required. Identifying the early onsetof abnormal operating conditions minimises disruption and avoids unnecessary periods of down time that often result in lost production or increased costs.
How We Did It
We collaborate with BP to harvest and manage large volumes of data from sensors installed on its offshore machines with the ability to vary the amount of data being captured based on operating status and when a potential problem is identified so that an accurate diagnosis can be made and preemptive interventions taken. BP’s objective is to eliminate defects in operations, and this solution ultimately allows BP to take a more proactive approach to maintenance, whilst having additional insights to manage risk.
GE Tools We Used
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