Power Generation & Utilities
BPD Zenith have worked with a variety of Power Generation and Utilities companies.
Our Power Generation Clients range from the operators of onsite combined heat and power plants to large-scale conventional power stations.
In the water distribution industry, our Clients have ranged from one of the world’s largest water and wastewater companies, to water-only companies with less than a million connections.
Our Power Generation & Utilities Offerings
The highly complex systems that Power Generation and Utilities companies manage require a robust and highly available Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to ensure that they are safe, compliant and profitable.
More specifically a CMMS for this industry must address:
Large, Complex Hard Assets
Preventative Maintenance Regimes
Work Management Approvals
Purchasing & Inventory
Resource Scheduling via Crews & Skills
Safety & Incident Management
Problem, Cause & Remedy Analysis
Smart Metering & Condition Monitoring
Tools & Asset Calibration
IoT in Power Generation & Utilities – The Next Step
Transformers degrade and lose efficiency over time. This causes the amount of current going through it to increase which is expensive.
Another challenge is oil degradation which causes a build-up of gas inside the transformer. Large transformers could be fitted with IoT enabled gas sensors to detect build up. For the smaller transformers, we can look at the overall asset health by monitoring conditions such as temperature, current in and out, oil temperature and ambient temperature.
These IoT solutions will offer longer life, better power transfer and greater efficiency.
Discover more with BPD’s Utilities Case Study
Find out how Maximo helped one of Europe’s largest power stations forecast up to £5 million in cost saving