With Element Unify, data is shared as AFs that drive real-time monitoring dashboards and KPIs within PI ProcessBook. In addition, the team experienced:Increased asset utilization through prioritized maintenance Operators and the maintenance team have a “second set of eyes” as historical maintenance records are contextualized alongside time-series data across all sites using AFs. Dashboards provide earlier warning of equipment issues, helping to prioritize work and organizing resources and maintenance/crews in a timely fashion, increasing uptime and asset utilization. 4x improved efficiency building AFs with reduced O&M costsKPIs roll-up new data automatically and span multiple sites.
This removes the burdensome hand-coding of individual site spreadsheets and provides a way for engineers to compare like-unit performance to resolve issues consistently across sites. Element Unify builds — and automatically updates — AFs to reflect changes in production data, allowing engineers to focus on improvement activities without additional resources, increasing their efficiency 4x, and reducing costs.Higher production and lower riskElement Unify lowered risks and unlocked higher production by increasing compliance with PPAs, reducing exposure to spot markets, and materializing excess energy sales. Data is now trusted as Data Quality reports identify issues before analysis, reducing the risk of inaccurate predictions and ineffective maintenance tasks, improving asset lifecycle management.
With the end goal of data transformation in mind, AF Accelerator is helping to construct a future Web Portal where individual views will be consolidated into a single asset view with multiple panes. This will enable any user access to the as-designed, as-operated, and as-maintained view of any asset.