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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.
    Felix Lippold, Global Product Manager, Voith Hydro

    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.

      The challenge: digitalization

        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 are networked with the power supply grid and are centrally managed, and software algorithms can control many processes on their own. As a result, plant operators face the challenge of meeting this 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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          OnPerformance.Lab

          Digital health assessment & remote expert support

          OnPerformance.Lab
          • 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

          OnCare.Asset

          Asset & workforce management system

          OnCare.Asset
          • 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

          OnCall.Video

          Real-time video support

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

          OnCare.Acoustic

          Acoustic monitoring for anomaly detection

          OnCare.Acoustic
          • 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:
            OnCare.Asset

            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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            Voith OnPerformance.Lab - Our expert knowledge is key to your success
            Plant assessment and troubleshooting:
            Digital Health Assessment

            The OnPerformance.Lab helps hydropower plant operators reduce maintenance costs and unplanned down-times through remote expert support and machine health assessments. By analyzing the available plant data and giving actionable advice, the OnPerformance.Lab team enables customers to make smarter decisions and solve troubleshooting problems faster.

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            Acoustic monitoring for anomaly detection:
            OnCare.Acoustic

            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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            Your contact for digital hydropower solutions

              Joerg Lochschmidt

              Vice President Digital Hydro

               

              t +49 7321 37 3401

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