Operations professionals in power plants and other utility, industrial and commercial sites face intense pressure to maintain high levels of performance and reliability while controlling the cost of operations and maintenance. Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction services, and its software subsidiary, Atonix Digital, offer industry-leading Monitoring & Diagnostics (M&D) services and software to help operations professionals shorten issue response times, respond to problems well before they trigger alarms or force shutdowns, and extend the life of infrastructure assets.
Solution: The Atonix Digital Monitoring & Diagnostics (M&D) software product, which leverages nD, is combined with Black & Veatch engineering services. For each M&D customer, asset and system-level digital twins are created and connected to myriad sensor, device, and subsystem data. Hybrid engineering and machine learning models are used to benchmark healthy asset behavior patterns, alert operations personnel of anomalies and streamline problem isolation and diagnosis. The Atonix M&D cloud-based software also incorporates engineering knowledge and domain expertise built up over 25 years while supporting and improving operations for power plants and other utility, industrial, and commercial sites. The combination of Atonix’s advanced M&D software and Black & Veatch’s hands-on and collaborative services, has helped their clients realize over $146M in risk-weighted savings through the early detection and remediation of asset performance and health issues.