Core Services and Deliverables
The EtaPRO M&D Center helps our customers leverage the value of their EtaPRO investment with dedicated monitoring services and expert advice. Working hand-in-hand with plant staff, our team provides daily anomaly advisories, issue tracking, problem diagnosis, and performance reporting.
Plant Anomaly Detection and Notification
Through our use of EtaPRO® APR, plant anomalies that reduce capacity, reliability, and availability as well as increase heat rate are brought to the attention of plant staff.. Our M&D staff monitor your EtaPRO system, providing routine alert advisories, as well as tracking of issues from detection to resolution. A monthly summary helps customers quantify the effectiveness of this collaborative service.
Thermodynamic Modeling and “What-If” Studies
Does your organization need to know the impact of capital improvements or operating practices on plant performance? Using EtaPRO’s VirtualPlant™ technology, our M&D staff can quickly and accurately quantify the heat rate and capacity benefits of equipment maintenance or upgrades as well as alternative capacity scenarios.
Machinery Fault Analysis and Diagnosis
EtaPRO Predictor™, automatically warns of rotating machinery faults, far earlier than vibration protection systems. Our experts review all automated warnings, evaluate the applicable diagnostic plots, and deliver expert advice to plant staff. A monthly report summarizing developing issues provides time for planning maintenance and avoids incurring further damage.
Performance Assessment and Reporting
Our M&D engineers can relieve the burden of routine production and performance reporting by automatically delivering customized daily, weekly, and/or monthly reports to your inbox. Our experts can also provide pre- and post- outage assessments to plan maintenance and confirm its effectiveness.
Why EtaPRO M&D?
People + Process + Technology
Using the most advanced EtaPRO system, the M&D team monitors your plant’s components, which may include gas and steam turbines, generators, condensers, feedwater heaters, deaerators, boiler feed pumps, air heaters, boilers/HRSGs, fans, and other critical equipment.
Using our state-of-the-art software, we find early deviations from normal operating conditions.
Our people are experienced engineers and operations specialists who monitor a wide range of power plants. Their experiences with EtaPRO and power generation enables them to quickly investigate, diagnose, and quantify issues at your plant. We work closely with plant staff to establish effective and trustworthy relationships.
Achieving and maintaining on-going return on investment with an M&D initiative requires the right combination of people, processes and technologies. EtaPRO has a proven track record of effective practices for establishing reliable monitoring routines and analysis processes that deliver results.
By using our leading-edge technologies, we determine the real-time condition of your plant and provide early notification of anomalies before they hit critical mass. Our comprehensive platform allows our team to deliver real-time historian functionality, thermodynamic analysis, anomaly detection, and vibration diagnostic services.
Flexible Service Levels
EtaPRO’s M&D Center features customizable and complementary plans that fit your needs. With flexibility in levels of engagement and depth of investigation, you can choose the appropriate level of service needed, from basic anomaly detection to full scope performance services.
- High speed data historian
- Event counting (starts, stops)
- Equipment operating hours
- Hours of operation above specified conditions
- Ad-hoc trend & analysis
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