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Eaton and TriRivers Power Reliable Healthcare IT

The TriRivers system allows doctors to access critical healthcare applications as well as consult in real-time to UW Health for eICU and other services. Top priorities are maintaining a clean, reliable supply of power across the network and receiving warnings and intervening before a potential problem can result in downtime. Data security for patients is another major concern.

  • Eaton
    Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably.Year founded: 1911Revenue: $22.6 billion (2014)NYSE: ETN
  • Energy
  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Control & Optimization
    Process control and optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy-efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations. Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance. - Equipment optimization: The first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks. - Operating procedures: Operating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual. - Control optimization: In a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
  • TriRivers is a healthcare information technology (IT) organization jointly sponsored by SwedishAmerican Health System and Freeport Health Network.
  • As the heart of the end-to-end Eaton power management solution, the double conversion design of the Eaton 9390 backup power system provides TriRivers with the highest level of protection, safeguarding
    equipment against the most common power problems.

    Software Components
    - Power XpertT monitoring software
    - Intelligent Power Manager software
  • Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
  • Impact #1
    [Cost Reduction - Energy]
    Total cost of ownership is lowered by reducing the cost of power to support protected loads.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Energy]
    Minimizing unexpected outages and supporting HIPAA requirements are possible through a fully redundant backup power system.
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Real-time status reports enable TriRiver to remotely diagnose the status of their power supplies.
  • Benefit #1
    Output power factor is 0.9.
    Benefit #2
    Efficiency rate is 94%.
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