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Paving the Way with Predix

July 28, 2016Gina CalanniGeneralComments Off on Paving the Way with Predix

2016-07-27 09.23.06

Real Time Power attended GE’s Predix Transform 2016 this week in Las Vegas. Predix is GE’s newest platform that connects GE and Non-GE machines inside a secure cloud industrial infrastructure.

Having the capability to compute analytics and make real-time decisions within the application is one of the main factors that interested our engineers at Real Time Power to attend this conference. The industrial internet machine revolution is upon us and by keeping abreast of all the latest forms of technology and how we can best adapt them to our own artificial intelligence is important in regards to staying relevant in a field that is always changing.

Being able to use Predix to shorten the creation and utility of essential apps is a great feature. This helps our end users by minimizing down time to make updates and changes to our application modules while avoiding normal delays in a software integration environment. We are currently evaluating our existing apps which can be modified to run on GE’s cloud infrastructure

After attending the conference, Real Time Power’s key takeaways for the utilities sector are:

–         We’re interested in the single platform to integrate the various plant components in a power plant.

–         We think our deep performance knowledge of non-GE OEM gas turbines will make the platform better.

–         We think our gas turbine AirSonic ™ air mass flow measurement system will be a key sensor that can be used for better diagnostics and analytics.

–         The platform is still quite young and needs more adopters to identify improvements.

–         We are unsure that if a customer already has analytics software, enterprise dashboards, etc, how will putting it in Predix give sufficient ROI?

–         GE is 100% committed to be the leader in this area and is putting over $1B dollars of investment in this platform for next year.

–         Support and maintenance of the apps/data will still be manual in a lot cases just due to the nature that more data and analytics means more false positives and more data mining work.  We think 3rd party vendors such as Real Time Power will be able to fulfill a niche here.

–         For an inaugural conference, Predix Transform was 1st class and felt like it had been ongoing for years.

What can you see from Real Time Power while using Predix? We are currently evaluating an application that will facilitate the ease of monitoring your power plant and making real time changes to your operation schedule. Real Time Power is committed to finding ways to optimize your profits and simplify your power plant’s operational processes.

Please contact Gina Calanni at 281-971-9756 to discuss how Real Time Power can improve your production today.

 

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