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Digital hydropower solutions

Intelligent solutions to digitize your hydropower plant

    Collecting and structuring data, detecting anomalies, deciding on proper actions and smart workforce and asset management – digital hydropower solutions by Voith enable customers to tread the path towards the digital hydroelectric power plant. Whether it is about taking the very first step in digitizing selected systems in your power plant or seeking support in increasing your plant’s efficiency and availability with intelligent solutions, our experts will assist in making your equipment, assets and workforce ready for the requirements of tomorrow.  

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    Hydropower plant operators are experiencing a variety of new challenges today and are facing an increasingly ambiguous, volatile and uncertain environment. They must compensate for a reduced workforce and loss of knowledge and often cope with an aging fleet. New technology and intelligent digital solutions are the means by which to support them for success in their future business.
    Dirk Fuchs, Head of HyService Digital & Automation
    Dirk Fuchs, Head of HyService Digital & Automation

    Digital hydropower solutions – making plant operation more efficient, transparent and secure

      The increasing demand for energy, the use of different energy sources and an advancing digitalization require greater flexibility as well as precise and real-time data from hydropower providers. Today, plants can get networked with the power supply grid, centrally managed, and software algorithms can control many processes on their own. As a result, plant operators face the challenge to meet this growing demand of data handling while at the same time increasing efficiency and reducing operation and maintenance cost. This is where Voith provides intelligent solutions that make plant operation more efficient, transparent and secure.

      Higher efficiency through digital solutions

        The increasing demand for energy, the use of different energy sources and an advancing digitalization require greater flexibility as well as precise and real-time data from hydropower providers. As a result, plant operators face the challenge of meeting the growing demand of data handling while at the same time increasing efficiency and reducing operating and maintenance costs. This is where Voith provides intelligent solutions that make plant operations more efficient, transparent and secure.

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          Digital health assessment & remote expert support

          • Advanced analytics of operational data of a hydropower plant
          • Optimization of preventive maintenance routines by facilitating with condition-based decisions
          • Immediate support and actionable advice from experts
          • Experts leveraging industry best practices


          Asset & workforce management system

          • Software for planning, documentation and monitoring of efficient maintenance processes
          • All documentation and asset data in one place and easily accessible
          • Early detection of weak spots ensures high level of machine availability
          • Reduction of maintenance cost and administrative effort


          Real-time video support

          • Remote support in real-time
          • Efficient troubleshooting through video or photo documentation
          • Foresighted planning of service assignments
          • Reduced costs for service calls


          Acoustic monitoring for anomaly detection

          • Continuous monitoring of hydropower plants and auxiliary systems
          • Reporting of anomalies to detect early failures
          • Machine learning paired with Voith Hydro expertise to reduce operational risk and maintenance efforts
          • Easy retrofitting on existing machines

          Consumed Lifetime Monitoring

          Lifetime assessment

          Consumed Lifetime Monitoring
          • 3-D scanning of runners to create numerical calculation model
          • Measurement of all operating conditions
          • Assessment show consumed and remaining machine life
          • Savings through improved plant operation and replacement planning

          Our products & services

            Voith Hydro developed and successfully introduced digital products which are up on running in numerous hydropower plants. Plant operators are benefiting form form a precise planning of overhauls and reduced maintenance cost as well as downtimes.

            Digital asset and workforce management:

            While it is getting more and more difficult for hydropower plant operators to control the increasing complexity in asset and workforce management, plant managers suffer from cost pressure and feel the need for reliable, well-performing assets. Introducing OnCare.Asset to the hydropower industry, Voith enables plant providers to perform preventive maintenance activities that substantially reduce operating and maintenance costs.

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            Monitoring, analysis and diagnosis
            OnCare.Health Hydro

            OnCare.Health Hydro is the Voith monitoring, analysis and diagnostic system. It is a valuable tool due to its outstanding capabilities to support early fault detection and condition-based maintenance. It combines our engineering and manufacturing expertise with your operational experience and knowledge to design a powerful information source for operation and maintenance activities tailored to your individual hydropower plant.

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            Plant assessment and troubleshooting:

            With OnCare.Diagnostic our customers are able to schedule maintenance activities precisely and prevent unplanned shutdowns. The interactive applications enable the integration in the customer asset management structure and the direct communication to Voith Hydro experts. The OnCare.Diagnostic family stands for reliable information about the health status of your machines.

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            Acoustic monitoring for anomaly detection:

            How does one detect anomalies in a hydropower plant that is unmanned? And how do you distinguish between severe alterations vs. common sound variations? OnCare.Acoustic discovers potentially dangerous incidents by detecting sound anomalies, classifying them and allocating them to specific equipment – making intelligent decisions when it comes to maintenance and operation of your hydropower plant.

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            Hydro Pocket
            Mobile management of your hydropower plants:
            Hydro Pocket

            Hydro Pocket is an intuitive, simple, cloud-based application that allows plant owners and operators to monitor, analyze and optimize hydropower stations.

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            Your contact for digital hydropower solutions

              Dirk Fuchs

              Head of HyService Digital & Automation


              t +49 7321 37 6182

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