Tecnatom has inaugurated its new monitoring centre to provide monitoring and diagnostic services aimed at optimising the operation and maintenance of our client’s power plants.
New digital technology has allowed for the development of a series of continuous and remote monitoring processes that enhance a plant’s on-site operational and maintenance tasks, aiming to ensure excellent operation. The centre’s objective is to carry out this monitoring to provide analysis, diagnostics, reports and recommendations to help plants in their decision-making processes to improve efficiency and performance.
The operation of the centre can be underpinned with three mainstays:
The centre’s analysists support its various applications to supervise the facilities on a day-to-day basis, carrying out specific analysis and producing various frequent reports. When faced with any unexpected event, a detailed diagnostic and analysis is made, supported by simulators and in collaboration with the plants themselves.
The monitoring centre integrates different thermal efficiency monitoring and optimisation tools (TecOS Solcep) and predictive model-based tools, that identify any deterioration or implications in the plant’s equipment. It also includes the applications that monitor the conditions of equipment and components, such as transformers, valves or pipe supports.
The information extracted from these tools is integrated into smart supervision interfaces that provide a vision of the fleet and identify any deviations.
Tecnatom’s background in simulation and control room design has provided our centre with some unique features:
Tecnatom’s monitoring centre is now a reality which, thanks to new digital technology, enhances and optimises the monitoring services that we offer to our clients. Both the design and work methods of the centre are flexible and scalable and can be easily adapted to the needs of each client. In addition, the wide range of analyst and expert knowledge, as well as architectural and technological versatility allow for the simple integration of external solutions in the centre.
Furthermore, the design experience and commissioning of our own Monitoring Centre means we are now able to also provide design and operation support to those clients who have their own centres.