Harness the power of connected devices to reduce energy spend and digitize maintenance
ABB is proud to announce the launch of Envisage, a scalable and open software solution to drive energy cost reduction and a tool to broadcast actionable data to increase uptime by digitizing maintenance.
Envisage takes the most ambitious route to combine the software benefits of energy management, asset management and predictive maintenance. The genesis of Envisage was to bridge the gap between smart edge devices and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems with one software solution. This required the development of a software platform to support most third-party manufacturers for ease of integration.
“At its core, Envisage is a virtual window into your facility that is designed to take advantage of continuing digitalization,” said Alessandro Palin, Managing Director of ABB’s Distribution Solutions business. “With every digital solution we produce, ABB realizes the importance of being forward-compatible with the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics, but also considers our customer’s needs to be reverse-compatible with legacy devices.”
Envisage provides benefits across heavy industries such as factories and refineries, infrastructure support such as hospitals, universities, and data centers, as well as utilities and water treatment plants. The software reduces energy and maintenance spend, increasing facility uptime, to help end users meet energy reduction and sustainability goals. It can centralize disparate information such as documentation, infrared images, and test reports for ease of access and data trending.
ABB Envisage brings together independent operations such as power management, HVAC, fire safety, and video to enable centralized monitoring and control over these systems for the entire facility. There is also full support for real time and historic trending of water, air, gas, electricity and steam (W.A.G.E.S.).
Energy tracking and reporting are key features to drive efficiency. Departmental cost allocation is aided with virtual meters, which aggregate energy consumption from real meters. A shadow bill can be compared to a facility’s actual utility bill. By monitoring power quality with ABB Envisage, previously hidden events become visible which help determine the cause of an unplanned outage. By harnessing the power of today’s connected devices and software analytics, ABB Envisage can provide a strategic maintenance dashboard. This dashboard will gather digital maintenance information, environmental conditions and user-defined criticality rankings to predict the optimum time for service.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com