By Editors of Power Engineering
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. and OSIsoft announced they are teaming up to enhance the capabilities of MHPS-TOMONI; a digital solutions platform that supports thermal power plant operations.
As part of the announcement, MHPS-TOMONI will now be part of Red Carpet Incubation Program developed by OSIsoft and Microsoft. RCIP uses PI Integrator for Microsoft Azure, an application that automatically cleans, prepares and transmits PI System data to Microsoft's Cloud Platform. This helps reduce the burden involved in data preparation, lowering the total time, cost and energy consumed, as compared with traditional data analytics methods and business applications.
The partnership will allow MHPS to further boost its digital transformation for thermal energy producers, helping power plant owners to minimize unplanned downtime and increase asset performance.
By using OSIsoft PI System and Azure, MHPS will build a secure, scalable platform to support the needs of its customers in a short period of time. The collaboration enables MHPS to lower costs while also connecting real-time data from operations with analytics and business applications in order to expedite the data analytics processes. The result is more reliable and efficient power generation.
"MHPS is joining with trusted partners like OSIsoft and Microsoft around the globe to enhance the MHPS-TOMONI platform with applications that will further increase customer value. We are harnessing big data to enhance plant performance, improve availability, and meet key performance metrics that are crucial to driving success," said Akimasa Muyama, chief technology officer, MHPS.