Söderenergi is a heating and electricity producer based in Södertälje, Sweden. Söderenergi produces heat for about 300,000 people in the southern part of Greater Stockholm and generates electricity equivalent to about 100,000 households each year.
Previously, Söderenergi monitored their control systems manually, which made the work both complicated and inefficient. But recently, the energy company digitized and automated control system management using ABB’s Advanced Digital Services powered by ServicePort.
800xA Performance Service ABB has implemented the software-based service platform ServicePort as part of a multi-year service agreement. The agreement includes 800xA Performance Service, which uses data collected during scheduled and on-demand analyses for comparison against best practices and standards to detect performance irregularities. This comparison quickly pinpoints issues, helping to improve system reliability, availability and performance.
The collected data is then classified based on established key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide a list of items that are prioritized based on severity, criticality and/or financial impact. This analysis allows tracking and the development of accurate trend performance histories so that more decisions can be made with increased knowledge to make systems perform better with higher availability.
Cyber Security Monitoring Service
The agreement also includes ABB’s Cyber Security Monitoring Service powered by ServicePort, that identifies, classifies and helps prioritize opportunities to improve control system security. The Cyber Security Service Monitoring Service collects system data for comparison against industry best practices and standards to detect weaknesses. This pinpoints areas that require action to help protect the control system by ensuring it has multiple layers of security. The Cyber Security Monitoring Service is non-invasive, and can be applied to any control system. As a ServicePort channel, the Cyber Security Monitoring Service provides continuous, remote monitoring, and periodic or regularly scheduled security reviews.
Loop Performance Monitoring Service
The Loop Performance Monitoring Service implemented at Söderenergi presents a complete report of process deviation in control loops, giving plant managers the opportunity to make corrections. Now plant personnel can control loop data analysis and identify troublesome loops through data collection, model identification, feedback tuning, feedforward tuning and controller simulation.
ABB’s Loop Performance Monitoring Service is a platform-independent, non-invasive service that can be applied to any automated process or control system to benchmark, correct and sustain performance. Recommendations for improvements are delivered in a detailed report, prioritized based on resolutions that deliver the greatest benefits.