Ansaldo Energia is Italy's largest supplier, installer and service provider for power generation plants and components and one of the global leading players in the sector with an installed capacity of 218,000 MW in 90 countries.
Ansaldo implemented the PI System approximately 15 years ago to monitor steam-turbine efficiency and provide condition based maintenance services. The PI System is now the core infrastructure for integrating data coming from all of Ansaldo's worldwide assets and is a critical component of ADA™ (Advanced Diagnostic Analysis), Ansaldo's suite for condition-based maintenance, including:
- Steam and gas turbine performance monitoring
- Gas turbine combustion monitoring
- Vibration analysis
- Generator diagnostics
- Electrical transient
- Fast event recorder
ADA, the PI System and OSIsoft's PI Coresight visualization tool also play an integral part in APEX™, a predictive analysis platform. Ansaldo plans to enhance its notification system, to further make daily monitoring of complex processes easier and prevent inadvertent mistakes.