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D Faghani Fig 1Towards a System of Record for Condition Monitoring and Advanced Analytics
In the quest to further reduce the levelised cost of energy, condition monitoring (CM) and advanced analytics (AA) approaches play predominant roles. Differing in their requirements, costs and scope they are typically considered separately and not in combination. In best-case scenarios, analysts in each field work in silos rather than in collaboration. However, asset owners and operators have always been pushing towards a unified and integrated source of data to inform their O&M operations. Given the ever-decreasing cost of cloud-based storage and processing one could imagine that they may be getting closer to this. In the meantime, there are a few simple ideas worth exploring to get CM and AA analysts closer to achieving that goal.
By Dariush Faghani, Senior Engineer, Power Factors, USA

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