BPD Zenith have worked with a variety of Power Generation and Utilities companies.

    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.

    Smart Work Scheduling in Utilities

    South Staffs & Cambridge Water – a large water supply company in the United Kingdom, helps reduce resource costs and increase performance after selecting IBM Business Partner BPD Zenith to implement their IBM Maximo upgrade.

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    • South Staffs Work completed jobs increased from approximately 3.5 per day to 6.5 per day. (However, mileage also increased considerably incurring additional travel time/costs)
    • Optimization and SLA adherence have reduced response times to attend investigative jobs by 20%
    • Optimization is increasing the accuracy of the work dispatched – a 26% reduction in cancelled work orders
    • Approximately 20% increase in Jobs dispatched to Customer Network Technicians (First line field response) – from 4.5 work orders to 5.5 work orders per day.
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    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 water providers increase jobs dispatched to Customer Network Technicians by approximately 20%