Remote monitoring of turbine island prevents unplanned downtime
A failure of a turbine or generator often comes as an unexpected and unwelcome surprise for the operator. What’s more, if the right spare parts are not readily available, the resulting downtime can be significantly prolonged and lead to significant production losses, where the cost of unavailability easily rises very high.
Fortum eNext has developed the remote monitoring service to be able to identify and react instantly to abnormal operational situations and anomalies of turbines and generators. Automated remote monitoring with a real-time data stream captures valuable operational, vibration and electrical data from a local power plant, and transfers it to experts at our remote support centre for monitoring and analysis without delay. The experts' accurate, fast and proactive responses to early fault indications and performance deteriorations decrease unplanned downtime and repair needs, thus decreasing maintenance and overhaul costs.