Performance focused on availability, capacity, and efficiency is key to maximizing profit in today’s competitive power generation environment. The EtaPRO™ Performance & Condition Monitoring System helps power generation companies improve performance and profitability, while monitoring the health of their Rankine, combined cycle, hydro, wind, solar, and nuclear power plants.
EtaPRO™ Performance & Condition Monitoring System
Achieve Operational Excellence of capital-intensive, high-risk facilities with the EtaPRO™ Performance & Condition Monitoring System, the most comprehensive platform for performance and condition monitoring. EtaPRO combines three technologies — thermodynamics, anomaly detection (APR), and machinery vibration together in one powerful platform to help you better manage the health of your plant and assets.
Thermodynamic Modeling: EtaPRO™ VirtualPlant™
EtaPRO™ VirtualPlant™ is a powerful thermodynamic modeling software product for assessing power plant monitoring and performance. With VirtualPlant™, you can quickly and easily build first principle-based models of conventional fossil and combined cycle power plants that run on your laptop and can work directly with existing EtaPRO™ Systems.
The models are used to validate measured data, calculate expected component performance based upon actual operating conditions, recommend optimum set points to maximize profitability, and simulate offline what-if analyses.
Advanced Pattern Recognition: EtaPRO™ APR
EtaPRO™ APR is a component of GP Strategies’ EtaPRO™ Condition & Performance Monitoring System, leveraging advanced pattern recognition as an early warning system for power plant equipment anomaly detection.
One of the most significant expenses in the operation and maintenance of power generation plants is unplanned and corrective maintenance. Plants can realize millions of dollars’ savings each year from early warning of impending equipment failure and successful crisis prevention.
EtaPRO™ APR uses advanced pattern recognition technology to detect even the subtlest, slowly developing anomalies in plant or equipment conditions so you can respond more proactively to your equipment’s needs. EtaPRO™ APR continuously compares current equipment data to detailed empirical models of normal data, resulting in a highly effective means of tracking equipment health parameters such as shaft vibration and bearing temperatures, allowing you to:
- Avoid unplanned outages
- Reduce damage to your equipment
- Shorten repair times
- Repair damage proactively at an economically advantageous time
- Optimize revenue
The power of EtaPRO™ and EtaPRO™ APR can be further extended with the integration of VirtualPlant™ thermodynamic modeling and EtaPRO™ Predictor™ rotor dynamic machinery diagnostics. These tools can be used to create a complete picture of system health and help you identify and diagnose the root cause of system abnormalities so you address abnormalities before they become costly problems.
Machinery Diagnostics: EtaPRO™ Predictor™
EtaPRO™ Predictor™, along with its patented AutoDiagnosis™ technology, offers unprecedented early fault detection and advanced diagnosis of problems within gas and steam turbines, generators, pumps, fans, compressors, and other large rotating machinery.
Using highly developed machinery dynamics and vibration principles to automatically analyze and diagnose reliability issues, unlike OEM protection systems, EtaPRO™ Predictor™ predicts time-to-criticality and provides recommendations for action to avoid unplanned downtime.
The result? A real-time view of the health of your machinery so you can optimize machine availability, performance, and maintenance.
Combine EtaPRO™ Predictor’s vibration detection with the thermodynamic performance diagnostics of our VirtualPlant™ software, plus the advanced pattern recognition of GP Strategies’ EtaPRO™ Performance & Condition Monitoring System’s EtaPRO™ APR, and you have a comprehensive solution for determining real-time equipment health to maximize plant performance in reliability and efficiency.