25 January 2013
SmartSignal Corporation has been chosen by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) to install its EPI*Center Predictive Analytic software to protect SSE's large thermal fleet. SSE will also use SmartSignal's xConnector.
SmartSignal implemented the first CCGT 2X1 unit at Medway within two weeks and is proceeding with implementation of a coal-fired unit, Unit 4 of Fiddler's Ferry. These will be hosted at SmartSignal's in-house Availability & Performance Center prior to transferring to SSE's central monitoring centre in Ferrybridge.
EPI*Center provides early warning of impending equipment and process problems and helps users avoid surprise equipment failures.
xConnector allows SSE to access SmartSignal intelligence directly in PI ProcessBook and PI WebParts screens. This provides the benefits of OSIsoft's data visualisation technology and powerful trending functions to SmartSignal.