How UPTIME performance optimisation works
The sensors and the communications module can be installed without any modifications to the existing plant infrastructure. No interfaces between the plant’s DCS, or any other site systems, are needed. The only requirement is a power supply. The system is suitable for installation in Zone 2 hazardous areas.
The data gathered by UPTIME is continuously relayed to Howden in-house experts for analysis. As an equipment manufacturer with over 100 years experience, we can translate the data to provide valuable advice and recommendations for action.
The Digital Twin
The digital twin is at the centre of the UPTIME solution. Using physics data on how your equipment operates and responds to the environment, as well as data provided by the sensors fitted in the real world, the digital twin is used to analyse and simulate real world conditions, including how it responds to changes, and how you can improve your operations. The digital twin gives you a safe environment to make changes and quickly analyse the short and long term impact that they would have, prior to actually implementing in real life.
The data from UPTIME is used to provide automated predictive alerts, delivered, when necessary. You have access, via a secure portal, to current manuals, drawings, and reports, and Howden's worldwide service network enables us to have local engineers on-site quickly to provide additional support.