GE Distributed Power is to connect up to 10,000 assets of temporary power firm Aggreko to an Industrial Internet of Things performance management system.
The ‘digital toolkit’ will utilize a GE Distributed Power asset performance management solution called myPlant, which is designed for reciprocating engines and generators. It provides a cloud-based monitoring and diagnostics infrastructure to remotely manage the performance of Aggreko’s reciprocating engine fleet of power plants.
Aggreko will be able to gain real-time intelligence needed for better decision-making to achieve the desired outcomes and increase the assets’ uptime at customer sites in various industrial sectors and events.
As well as supplying power to remote areas, Aggreko’s emergency response capability also allows it to respond to emergencies of all sizes, such as restoring power to entire communities after a natural disaster.
“With Aggreko’s globally mobile and geographically widespread fleet, this agreement will provide us with the ability to remotely monitor hundreds of thousands of sensors across our power generation fleet,” said Dr Volker Schulte, Group Manufacturing & Technology Director of Aggreko. “This will allow us to improve our performance and prevent system disruptions so we can better serve our customers around the world.”
myPlant uses secure, centralized cloud storage to collect data from gas, diesel, heavy fuel oil and solar PV-based power generation, distribution and energy storage equipment, regularly transmitting sensor data streams, control alarms and operational data.
“By digitalizing its fleet through the implementation of our myPlant APM solution across its global assets, Aggreko will be able to deliver power to its customers more reliably and efficiently,” said Carlos Lange, president of GE’s Distributed Power business. “myPlant will allow Aggreko to monitor equipment condition, performance and availability. With these real-time insights, Aggreko can make better decisions to reduce equipment downtime and operating costs.”