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Energy producer in US heartland enlists ABB to uncover and solve issues before they become problems

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ABB Ability™ Performance Optimization for control systems – Harmony identified multiple areas of potential failure in energy company’s Harmony control system, so engineers could fix them before they fail

Challenge

The customer wanted:

  • Easier access to control system log and trend data
  • To take remedial actions more quickly and improve performance
  • To track system KPIs over time
  • To take preventive measures to head off problems before they start
  • To move to a planned upgrade cycle for assets with the aim of extending the product lifecycle and maximizing return on investment.

Solution

To meet these requirements, ABB installed ABB Ability™ Performance Optimization for control systems – Harmony. Performance Optimization for control systems – Harmony is a solution that identifies, classifies and prioritizes issues before they become problems.

Results

  • Averted unplanned downtime and system availability issues
  • Removed potential throughput throttling issues
  • Kept hardware up to date
  • Decreased time and cost pinpointing system problems
  • Ensured uninterrupted performance by identifying errors between modules
  • Improved response time
  • Reduced travel expenses by providing remote access to ABB experts for troubleshooting
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