Components and sub-systems company Meggitt has won a deal to provide its VibroSight® 3 software and VM600 machinery monitoring systems for Siemens’ Egyptian ‘Megaproject’.

Siemens is building three combined cycle power plants in Egypt which together will have a capacity of 14.4 GW and are expected to boost the country’s power generation capacity by 45 per cent.

Meggitt’s solution will monitor the combustion dynamics and vibration in the turbines. It will enable operators to monitor machinery health, flag critical events and make decisions to protect machinery and reduce operating costs.

The combustion monitoring part of the systems is integrated into closed-loop control. Meggitt says VibroSight® is already used at hundreds of power plants worldwide. It is a software platform for configuring, operating and managing VM600 machinery monitoring systems that can also integrate other system data. With many new features and enhancements, the latest version of the software ensures a super-fast, in-depth analysis and quick retrieval of data.

“This win demonstrates the trust placed in us by original equipment manufacturers globally”, said Richard Coughlin, vice-president of Energy Sales and Marketing at Meggitt Sensing Systems.

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