Prognostic asset management transforms power station

Solution helps determine, extend and manage asset’s remaining useful life

Hydropower stations’ assets include hydro-turbine-generator units, transformers and control equipment. Avoiding critical malfunctions and failures is essential. Operators need the tools to quickly spot potential upcoming failures and drill down to identify the exact parts that need replacement.

With our Lumada APM, a major Swiss power generation and distribution utility was able to do the following:

  • Significantly extend the utilisation and remaining useful life of generating assets
  • Improve maintenance planning and scheduling to minimise maintenance costs and lost production revenue
  • Save an estimated US$3 million through load balancing
  • Extend the overall remaining useful life of a plant with a hydro-turbine-generator unit that had a latent defect with an inconclusive root cause