Whether stationary or mobile, today’s plant assets rarely operate independently. Devices and systems are increasingly interdependent, and the number of them that contribute to productivity is growing. The opportunity to both “see” and manage these interdependencies can play a critical role in operational productivity.A case in collaboration with BASF.
Customer and industry need
Many standard assets are not “smart,” such as the many low-voltage motors, gearboxes, pumps, fans, and compressors that keep plants running. These assets must be manually inspected, can still fail without warning and require a detailed analysis in each instance to discover the right solution. This can lead to unplanned production shut downs and negative impacts on production quality.
ABB Ability™ solutions
ABB Ability solutions for Oil, Gas & Chemicals offer a condition monitoring system that monitors the health status of any standard asset. Low-cost sensors collect plant-wide data. This data enables predictive maintenance and real-time oversight and improvement of the entire system based on fleet analytics algorithms.
ABB and ABB Ability portfolio highlights:
• Sensing technologies: WiMon100 and Smart Sensors
• Condition-based maintenance
ABB Ability™ solutions for Oil, Gas & Chemicals allow to lower O&M costs while also extending asset life.
In the case of BASF, digital technologies and applications will increase the effectiveness of assets and improve the efficiency of manufacturing and engineering processes. ABB Ability infrastructure now empowers critical assets, like rotating equipment, by comprising smart sensors and an analytics algorithm. This enables transparency of asset fleet conditions, reducing unplanned downtimes through predictive maintenance and enabling improvement services that minimize operational costs.