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Fluor uses IBM Watson to deliver predictive analytics capability for megaprojects

Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) and IBM (Armonk, N.Y.; www.ibm.com) announced today the use of artificial intelligence-based systems to predict, monitor and measure the status of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPC) megaprojects from inception to completion. Fluor’s extensive engineering, fabrication, construction and deep supply chain expertise, coupled with artificial intelligence and analytic technologies from […]

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Metso and Hexagon collaborate to improve valve data

Metso Corp.’s (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) valves business has joined forces with Hexagon PPM (Huntsville, Ala.; www.hexagonppm.com) to ramp up its valve quotation efficiency. The agreement complements Metso’s digital quotation tools, and it will enhance the efficient exchange of inquiry, quotation and project execution data between Metso and its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) customers who […]

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In an Industry First, Xcel Energy Flies a Drone BVLOS

Xcel Energy on September 12 launched a drone to inspect electric power lines near Fort St. Vrain Generating Station in Platteville, Colorado—marking the first flight by a U.S. utility beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) during ongoing inspections. Xcel on Wednesday launched a 35-pound drone that is equipped with two cameras, as local, state, and federal […]

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MHI launches a new digital solution for factory energy management

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; www.mhi.com) has launched Energy Cloud Factory, a new service package that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) technologies. The cutting-edge energy solution was unveiled today at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS) Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, following pre-release usage at the Main […]

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A Reimagined Power Future Enabled by Digital Technologies

The power industry is changing and leading companies are turning to digital technologies to revolutionize their operations. Monitoring and diagnostics centers are leveraging vast amounts of data from around

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Moving from Preventive to Predictive Maintenance with Advanced Analytics

Predictive maintenance is preferred over preventive maintenance for critical assets, but the correct application of advanced analytics is required to realize full value. Power plants of all types have a host

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Protecting Sensor Data Transmitted Wirelessly: A Grounds-Up Approach

Do not assume security is extensive enough to protect your critical data and processes. Take a layered security approach using different tactics to establish best practices for protecting network data

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Siemens and Bentley Systems strengthen their strategic alliance and joint investment initiatives

In the companies’ latest Alliance Board meeting, Bentley Systems, Inc. (Exton, Pa.; www.bentley.com) and Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) decided to further strengthen their strategic alliance. The two companies have decided to extend their existing agreement, to further develop their joint business cooperation and commercial initiatives. Therefore, the joint innovation investment program will be increased […]

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Get Started with Your Digital-Transformation Plan

If you haven’t already started, don’t be left behind. Follow these three steps to begin the process “Digital” is a pretty popular term today, used to describe nearly anything online, on a computer or related to any disruption facing an industry. Digital transformation is happening so much now that it has almost lost its meaning […]

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New Cyber Threat Actor Targeting Power Sector Identified

Cybersecurity experts have identified a new activity group that they say is targeting access operations at electric utilities in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and East Asia.  Cybersecurity firm Dragos Inc. told POWER on August 1 that though it has confirmed that the group—which it dubbed “RASPITE”—is actively targeting electric utilities, “there is no current indication […]

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Equipment Showcase: Mobile Technologies

Mobile technologies have numerous applications in commercial power plants and for the power generation industry. Mobile devices help provide communications and data transfer within facilities, along with

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DHS Warns that Russians Hacked Control Rooms

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials in a July 24 webinar said that Russian hackers infiltrated a power plant industrial control system (ICS) in an incident that could have caused a blackout last year. However, as an industrial cybersecurity expert pointed out—and a DHS spokesperson confirmed—the impact of the incident may be overstated. The expert and DHS responded to a […]

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Innovative Tool Monitors for Damaging Impacts and Vibration

The safe transportation of transformers, gas turbines, generators, and other electrical production equipment is a vital component in suppliers’ current business models and future growth potential. Equipment

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NYPA’s iSOC: The Path to a Digital Utility

The New York Power Authority’s Integrated Smart Operations Center (iSOC) is the first step in the public power utility’s goal to become the first end-to-end digital electricity system. And it’s a big

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The Changing Face of Maintenance

Data analytics, connectivity and machine learning are helping processors maintain facilities in a more cost-efficient way Modern technologies, such as smart sensors, data analytics, the industrial internet of

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Bill Codifying Federal Role in ICS Cybersecurity Clears House

A bill codifying the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) role in addressing industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives. While H.R. 5733, “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act,” contains no mandates for the private sector, it directs the DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) to develop and maintain […]

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Axens to provide advanced cloud-based monitoring for Mol Group’s Danube refinery

Axens (Rueill-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) announced that it has signed a contract with MOL Group (Budapest, Hungary; www.molgroup.info) for its Danube Refinery to develop a cloud-based real-time monitoring unit as part of Connect‘In, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), developed by Axens and supported by OSIsoft technologies. The project was encouraged by MOL’s ability to implement OSIsoft innovations successfully […]

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Tests Incorporating AI in Coal Plant Boiler Combustion Tuning Reap Big Results

Tests of a boiler combustion tuning system employing artificial intelligence (AI) at a Taiwanese coal-fired power unit verify improvements to fuel economy that could ultimately reduce costs by up to $1 million annually, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced on June 11. Verification testing of the AI-enabled combustion tuning system was conducted at Unit 2 […]

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Transformations in Transit: Chemical Logistics Get Smarter

Digitalization, sustainability, security and safety are at the forefront of innovations in the logistics and supply-chain sectors

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Yokogawa launches IIoT services business unit

Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.yokogawa.com) has  announced the launch of amnimo Inc., a business unit that will be tasked with identifying, developing, and offering services that can add value by leveraging the industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture currently under development by Yokogawa. The first of these services are scheduled to be rolled out later this […]

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