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GE software suite uses Predix industrial internet platform

Oilfield Technology,

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business has announced the launch of a new version of the Proficy™ Monitoring & Analysis Suite (PMAS), which integrates its industrial data historian, Proficy Historian with its advanced analytics capabilities, Proficy SmartSignal. The new offering also uses GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet.

PMAS is an end-to-end solution that uses Proficy Historian to collect organise, store, visualise and analyse data, and Advanced Analytics software based on Proficy SmartSignal to improve both asset health and process performance by providing the earliest detection of emerging equipment failure, often weeks to months ahead of other technologies.

“The Industrial Internet is all about intelligent machines, advanced analytics, and people at work, coming together to solve problems as never before,” said Brian Courtney, General Manager of GE’s Industrial Data Intelligence product group. “It’s about gathering much more data, Industrial Big Data, more efficiently and over longer periods of time, using Advanced Analytics to interpret this data in more meaningful ways. PMAS brings this to life to help customers collect, organise, and analyse equipment and process data to maximise productive output and lower operating costs, with fast payback and low risk.”

Because it is fully integrated, PMAS reduces implementation costs and time-to-benefit. And, because it has been proven through years of use in GE monitoring centers, it reduces risk. In addition, GE offers full implementation, monitoring and maintenances services from GE equipment and software experts so PMAS can be used by any company, regardless of level of IT and engineering expertise.

“The real power and uniqueness of PMAS is its ability to provide the foresight of asset failures months before they become major issues with the insight tools needed to diagnose the root cause of failures in time to take action,” continued Courtney. “This allows users to perform timely and cost effective maintenance action. It also allows customers to institutionalise knowledge to create standard diagnostic procedures to drive learning and consistency ensuring they capture best practices for timely action.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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