Rajesh Ramachandran, Chief Digital Officer, ABB Process Automation: ABB Ability™ Genix is an enterprise-grade, open architecture-based platform and suite, which harnesses the power of industrial analytics and artificial intelligence to transform cross-functional data into actionable insights. Data used extends across diverse systems: operational, information, and engineering technology. We designed ABB Ability™ Genix with scalability in mind to have a platform that extends from the asset level through asset ecosystems at plants and enterprises, addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders. The basic value proposition is the collection, collation, and contextualization of large amounts of asset data.
Genix offers a key advantage: many of the assets used by ABB customers in their operations come from ABB, such as analyzers, control systems, drives, generators, motors, PLCs, robots, switchgear, and more. ABB is positioned, then, to know how to extract data from these assets, to understand what the data indicates, and to identify opportunities to improve the performance of these assets.
Gino Hernandez, Head of Global Digital Business for ABB Energy Industries:
Every industry has a unique way of operating assets depending on the desired outcome. For example, a feed pump serving a distillation column is a very different application from a pump circulating cooling water in a power plant. The digital model for these pumps may be similar, and even display similar information in a dashboard. However, because the application of the model is so different, they require current, accurate, application-specific use cases and models for precise use. Genix APM can be configured for specific industries, including power generation. Existing uses of Genix APM include diagnosing discrepancies across gas turbine compressors, revealing a leakage problem in an HRSG, and early detection of unbalance in a hydro turbine.