Acensium recently had a student shadowing team members before he heads off to Wake Forest to begin engineering school. Michael Burton, graduating high-school senior, visited power plants, sat in on business presentations and learned about technical tasks during the time he worked with the team.
The coal head-chute getting plugged is not just an inconvenience that slows down operations, every hour in excess of deadlines incurs costly demurrage charges making flawless operation a key in maintaining low costs.
The ability to truly visualize Internet of Things (IoT) data is the leverage needed to pivot the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystem from introspective data to critical drivers of business decisions.
With the realities of daily O&M requirements over years of operation coupled with traditional as-built recordkeeping it is not uncommon to have as-built drawings that are outdated and incorrect.
The realities of O&M demands mean modifications and retrofits have occurred - and if handled in the best way, came with accompanying 2D drawings. Is there a clear representation of the plant, today, as-built, when we need it, that key staff can understand immediately?
DAQRI is blazing the trail in the AR sphere, bringing innovative technology to workplaces at competitive prices. The biggest hurdle for a firm to overcome in implementing AR technology is the digitization of existing environments. This is where the partnership with Acensium shines.
Modern O&M has evolved with technology to include advanced systems that give insight into data that before simply had to be estimated. Understanding this modern real-time O&M data can be a challenge, especially for the multi-disciplinary groups that often are tasked with evaluating O&M data and implementing recommendations. Facility ARMAR is the solution.
Executing a complex upgrade or retrofit project is challenging in many ways. The challenges inherent to completing key project objectives on-time and on-budget are compounded by a project that requires installation inside an active facility, with no allowable downtime. When design and execution have to flawlessly integrate for success, a precise understanding of the site is essential.
The difference between an an ineffective chute and an effective chute may be only 0.5 degrees, accurate coefficient data helps determine and model this.
Using a 3D laser scanner to create an accurate representation of an industrial facility is not a new idea. With the rapid advancement of both processing and storage hardware, coupled with decreasing costs, this sort of real-world data can be leveraged by almost any facility.
Acensium adapted to these unique materials, providing laser-precise as-built 3D building scan-data to Workspace 11 so they could complete the installation. Used to the proclivities of industrial sites, the Harry Winston location was quite different in requirements and environmental challenges.
Acensium uses laser scanning to make analyzing problems and designing solutions a precise and detailed process. After capturing 3D laser scans of a facility or project site to perform an analysis or design a solution, a tool in needed to consume and navigate this data.
Southern Company Coal Plant Robert W. Scherer was awarded the 2017 Powder River Basin Coal Users Group Plant of the Year award this spring during the PRB Users Group meeting at the Electric Power Expo in Chicago.
When delays or downtime can result in significant negative outcomes, project risk management becomes more than a matter of efficiency and becomes a matter of necessity.
The newly installed E-Crane was loading at a seemingly low rate of 900 tons per hour (TPH) - significantly below what was expected. In addition, regular maintenance of the crane was having to be performed at an accelerated rate, increasing the maintenance costs significantly with increased inspections, oversight and repairs to the crane.