OneWireless Enabled Performance Guarantee Test
Tata Power's power generation equipment OEMs (M/s BHEL) is required to provide all of the instrumentation and measurement devices for conducting performance guarantee and performance evaluation tests. M/s BHEL faced a number of specific challenges in conducting PG tests: employing high-accuracy digital communications for instrumentation, shortening setup and dismantling time, reducing hardware required, making portable instrument setup, avoiding temporary cabling work and the material waste costs
HoneywellHoneywell invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges initiated by revolutionary macrotrends in science, technology and society. They improves business performance for customers with automation and control solutions, equipment and services that enhance safety, reliability and efficiency. Year founded: 1906 Revenue: $40.3 billion (2014) NYSE: HON
Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Data Management PlatformsSensors - Flow MetersSensors - Pressure SensorsSensors - Temperature Sensors
- USE CASES
Machine Condition Monitoring
Tata Power is India's second largest private power producer and is part of the Tata Group with more than 4,100 employees. The core business of the company is to generate, transmit and distribute electricity.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
Modbus Other frequency
Honeywell XYR 6000 wireless temperature, pressure and flow transmitters were installed at various process points to measure key process parameters. Multinodes were installed at vantage points within the power generation unit, and all data was made available for real-time visualization, trending/historization reports and data export to Microsoft Excel. The Experion platform was used for data logging, analysis and reporting to support the PG test procedure. Hardware Components - Honeywell XYR 6000 transmitter - MultiNode - WSG Software Components - Honeywell Experion platform
- DATA COLLECTED
Fluid Flow Rates, Pressure, Process Parameters, Setup Time, Temperature
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device which reduced CAPEX and OPEX required for conducting PG tests.
Impact #2 [Data Management - Data Accuracy]
High-accuracy measurements from instruments with a digital communications capability by the solution.
Impact #3 [Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened which reduced indirect costs.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
Wireless technology would help save a total of $4.7M.
The entire OneWireless infrastructure was installed and commissioned in just 2 days.
Indirect cost caused by the end-customer can be reduced by 50% due to reduction in cycle time and increase in test efficiency.