Industrial grid planning
of the world’s total electricity consumption are consumed by the industrial sector
Source: Key World Energy Statistics 2020, IEA
Fault prevention with power quality analytics
In past years, power quality studies have been used to identify the root cause of disturbances and outages. Now, this innovative digital service enables you to detect disturbances, prevent equipment damage, and reduce outage costs.
Ensuring safe and reliable power supply for industrial processesThe ever increasing pressure for competitiveness in the industrial sector creates unique opportunities and challenges, and particularly in the energy domain. Industries need reliable, economic and safe power to supply their process loads.
In the energy domain, system operators and stakeholders are facing disruptive opportunities and risks, which cause the necessity for transparent and detailed evaluations of potential value propositions and efficiency measures. Industrial power systems are also affected by this new environment. To build and maintain reliable, high-quality, resilient, and efficient industrial networks under these conditions, Siemens Power Technologies International (PTI) can support you with comprehensive analyses, including the services highlighted below.
Power Quality AnalyticsSmall failures of electrical equipment can lead to large power outages with severe impact on operations and business. Power Quality Analytics is an innovative and scalable digital service to detect disturbances, prevent damage to equipment, and reduce outage costs in electrical grids. The application of modern AI algorithms supports the evaluation of PQ recorder data by identification of abnormal states, evaluation of their criticality and possible disturbance sources.
Detect anomalies and eliminate them - before they impact your business
Single source solution
Data analytics with a modern AI-based approach and highly efficient pattern recognition – combined with the in-depth knowledge of our PQ experts.
Flexible service concept
We can support in the selection and placement of measuring units and during commissioning. For the monitoring service, single or multi-year contracts are available.
Reporting via mobile app
Receive notifications with calls for action and detailed power quality reports via our PQA app on your mobile device – including direct access to our PQ experts.
The Power Quality Analytics service provided by Siemens PTI has helped us to identify the problem. Without these measurements and consulting support we would not have noticed the first disturbances which would possibly have damaged our system in the long term.
Power Quality Analytics in action
Find out about specific applications of Power Quality Analytics and how this service has helped customers to prevent outages and resulting costs.
For an overview of our scalable monitoring service, download our Power Quality Analytics flyer.
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Arc flash studiesAn electrical power system is to operate in a safe manner at all times. However, no matter how well designed the system is, faults are feasible to happen during operation or maintenance work on or near live equipment. There is a high risk for severe injury or even death for employees exposed to arc flashes resulting from such faults. Siemens Arc Flash Studies help you ensure the safety of your personnel based on the arc flash standards IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E.
When to perform an arc flash hazard analysis?
- for new plants and substations
- in case of restructuring or re-design of existing plants
- in case of change of switching configurations
- when existing electrical equipment is to be changed or replaced
- as part of hazard reduction or risk optimization initiatives
- at intervals not to exceed 5 years (NFPA 70E, review for accuracy)
- in general: when work on or near live equipment is required
Additional services that might be of interest to you
Besides the topics that have been highlighted above, Siemens PTI can provide expert consultancy for many other tasks in the planning of reliable and efficient industrial power supply.