Machinery Monitoring Solution Helps Predict Performance Of Assets

The release of AMS Suite: Global Performance Advisor extends Emerson’s Online Machinery Monitoring solution for analysis of equipment performance. With AMS Performance Advisor, users can predict performance of assets by identifying, in real-time, performance deterioration of critical machinery.

Emerson’s Online Machinery Monitoring solution combines protection, prediction, and performance monitoring with process control leading to improved availability and performance. A key component of the PlantWeb digital plant architecture, the complete solution includes hardware, software and services and is targeted for key equipment, such as compressors, gas turbines, steam turbines, boilers, HRSG, heat exchangers and pumps.

Expanding the power of the online monitoring solution, AMS Performance Advisor serves as a complement to AMS Suite: Equipment Performance Monitor, a service-based application that provides expert analysis of equipment performance.

Identifying performance degradation of equipment can deliver significant cost savings. For example, if fouling causes a loss in heat rate, more energy will be required to drive the process. By identifying and preventing just one percent of actual energy loss, a plant can save approximately $120,000 annually for every 50 MW of energy. The real-time information available with AMS Performance Advisor helps users pinpoint opportunities for performance improvement that would otherwise go unnoticed.