Full transparency and centralized management for power utilitiesPower companies face a challenging market today. With an increasing demand for energy, next-generation and disruptive technologies, as well as competing new business models, utilities need to effectively manage their legacy systems while improving customer focus.
Siemens has developed a modular suite of applications that can be rolled out into preexisting power-generating infrastructure independent of the original manufacturers. Omnivise Fleet Management provides full transparency, not just on machine or plant level, but across a power utility’s entire fleet. Altogether, this can allow for benefits such as better risk management, optimal asset deployment – both cost- and revenue-focused – and improved workflows.
Omnivise Fleet Management turns technical data into actionable information. It can be individually adapted to specific requirements, such as asset diagnostics, performance monitoring, or optimized operations, opening new horizons for utilities to manage and market their generation.
Manage assets holistically from a central location – move from standalone assets to integrated fleet management
Building on existing infrastructure, Omnivise Fleet Management enables easier interfacing with core business systems and makes it possible to centrally monitor, diagnose and manage assets, not just on machine or plant level, but across an entire fleet.
Central Dashboards - access deep fleet insights through a common user interface
Whatever the functionality demanded and regardless of the number of roles to be supported, all Omnivise Fleet Management Solutions have a single point of entry – the fleet user interface. By means of administered access rights, various role-based expert screens integrating all types of applications can be defined – whether proprietary, from Siemens, or third parties.
Central Dashboards thus bring along the oversight and transparency to manage fleets like a single operational unit. This access point for centralized monitoring provides detailed insight to fleet and individual plant performance, covering KPIs, alerts and alarms, customizable data trends and access to underlying expert applications.
Fleet Frame, interfacing with key applications to help keep customers fully-informed of changing operational conditions and turn information into action.
Asset & Performance Diagnostics – diagnostic insights at fleet, plant and component level from one central location
One set of applications designed to shift from reactive and preventive to condition-based and predictive maintenance, therefore enabling better performance along with optimizing return on investment.
Anomaly Monitor compares normal plant behavior defined by existing sets of parameters and archived data with ongoing real-time measurements. Deviations can thus be detected at an early stage, paving the way for fast preventive action to avoid or mitigate component damage.
Diagnostic Advisor, an add-on to Anomaly Monitor, features root-cause analysis as well as recommendations and guidance for preventive actions to help mitigate potential equipment issues.
Operations & Maintenance Management – operation and maintenance tasks go hand in hand
Operations & Maintenance Management is a highly modular and flexible suite of applications to optimize operational and maintenance workflows and make them as efficient as possible. It comprises all key tasks, from planning shifts to managing maintenance, offering the possibility of role and task-specific workflows.
Operations Manager centralizes operations management tasks, like shift planning and logging or handover points and times to improve security, efficiency and transparency on core processes.
Maintenance Manager offers support throughout the whole maintenance process: from planning respective actions, realization and monitoring to the final documentation of those actions to help to facilitate effective and efficient maintenance of the entire fleet.
Generation Management – use your assets to meet market requirements
Successful power utilities must not only monitor separate plant assets, but also integrate them to optimize resources and dispatch. Omnivise Fleet Management offers a portfolio of applications to help improve generation planning or customer operated remote control of plants on multiple sites. Creating optimal production plans helps maximizing the full revenue potential of the fleet.
Its Dispatch Optimizer, for example, considers forecasts on electricity demand, weather, and price expectations to develop short- to long-term generation schedules focused on cost-optimization.
Its Dispatch Manager supports utilities in meeting power delivery obligations by automatically redispatching within seconds when unplanned outages occur.
With the Omnivise Fleet Management, power utilities can reach new levels of profitability, transparency, and responsiveness.
Learn more about Omnivise Fleet Management Applications
The single point of entry and user interface to the fleet for transparency and detailed expert review
- Provides overviews on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), both standard indicators (based on NERC, ASME, VGB), and optional user-defined KPIs.
- Permit views in different levels of detail, as users can “zoom in” on specific items (e.g. fleet to plant drill-down).
- Includes a central aggregation of alerts and alarms from various sources in a central Alarm Sequence Display, combined with an integrated workflow engine that can trigger further steps or issue notifications.
- Hosts centralized services, such as authorization, authentication, navigation, and standard dashboards.
Early identification of deviations from defined normal operation for timely preventive action
- Comprehensively monitors the entire fleet in “real time”.
- Compares normal plant behavior defined by existing sets of parameters and archived data with ongoing measurements.
- Allows identification of incipient equipment conditions that could cause component failure, based on data-driven models that use machine learning algorithms.
- Helps detect developing process / equipment issues that may lead to unplanned outages.
Guidance for remedial actions to help increase asset availability
- Supports root-cause analysis based on failure mode libraries and helps guide remedial action.
- Provides the user with information on potential root causes with recommendations to help mitigate potential component issues.
- Opens the way to predictive instead of reactive (run-to-failure) or preventive (time-based) maintenance.
Integration and optimization of key actions, from shift planning to handover
- Supports shift instructions and tasks to be created, distributed, executed, confirmed and handed over to subsequent shifts.
- Centralizes operations management tasks (e.g. shift planning, logging, handover).
- Supports the entire operation workflow between operator, shift and maintenance teams.
- Includes electronic automatic or manual logging and recording of all shift events to reduce administrative operator workload and paperwork.
Facilitation of effective and efficient maintenance of the complete fleet
- Supports the entire workflow from definition of maintenance strategies to outage planning and execution.
- Enables comprehensive planning, execution, tracking and documentation of maintenance measures.
- Allows triggering of maintenance instructions from shift events, operator rounds or fault notifications.
Supports all major maintenance strategies (failure-/damage-based, preventive / time-based and condition-based).
Cost- or revenue optimized production plans to deploy plants efficiently
- Sets the basis to connect market-driven trading, including spot markets, with the defined production potential of the fleet and its plants.
- Generates short, medium and long-term generation schedules and provides recommendations for cost and revenue-optimized generation.
- Supports fulfillment of supply obligations with optimized use of fuel or other resources.
- Also provides information to help support decision-making for fuel contracts, electricity contracts, CO₂ planning, investment calculations for determining whether to add capacity or upgrade existing plants.
Automatic dispatch and redispatch to help fulfill commitments
- Continuous reporting on current fleet status.
- Automatic dispatch via standard communication protocols and re-dispatch in case of unplanned events.
- Triggers automated call-off of required capacity rapidly.
- Can help meet contracted energy supply commitments to the grid / TSO and enhance reliability standards in the fleet.
*Based on actual case study; individual results may vary