UEGA Inks Remote Monitoring Pact

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 @ 06:09 PM gHale


Usina Elétrica a Gás de Araucária (UEGA) of Brazil added remote-enabled control system monitoring services to its existing service contract with ABB.

The move to the ABB ServicePort Service Delivery Platform should allow UEGA to view, scan and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that impact equipment and process performance, so actions can end up taken to improve site performance.

UEGA operates its electricity generation plant with an ABB 800xA Control System with Harmony Infi-90 controllers.

UEGA had previously worked with ABB for three System 800xA Fingerprint Assessments annually, and now will have these assessments completed in a more secure, remote-enabled fashion. With ABB Fingerprint reports, ABB helped UEGA identify and repair a domain controller issue that would have prevented the plant from generating electricity. As a result, in January, ABB helped UEGA evolve to updated technology.

The ABB System 800xA Performance Service uses data collected during scheduled and on-demand analyses for comparison against best practices and standards to detect performance irregularities.

This comparison quickly pinpoints issues, helping to improve system reliability, availability and performance. With ABB System 800xA Performance Service, proactive data analysis can reduce the time and effort needed to identify software, hardware, system and network performance irregularities.

Araucária city, Paraná, Brazil-based UEGA is a producer of electricity using natural gas. UEGA is the result of a partnership between Brazilian companies Copel (Companhia Paranaense de Energia), with 80 percent and Petrobras, with a 20 percent stake.

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