Mechanical, operational and chemical changes can lead to inefficient condenser performance that affects power plant efficiency and causes significant financial penalties.
OMNI Analytics for condenser performance delivers secure data analytics in real-time with new insights and solutions that predict and prevent operational problems. More sophisticated condenser performance monitoring and visibility allow you to move from being reactive to proactive. With OMNI Analytics, you can boost your power plant efficiency, run your business more efficiently and minimize operating costs.
The program combines data analytics with over 20 years of 3D TRASAR™ digital insights, 24/7 condenser performance monitoring, and on-site expertise—the critical human element—that assures reliable high performance and maximum power plant efficiency.
Measuring condenser back-pressure and cleanliness factor is a good start. But OMNI Analytics can provide a significantly more complete picture of condenser operations—finding problems before they start and improving your overall operations.
Many companies offer condenser performance monitoring tools to their customers. Most are automated alarm systems capable of displaying your data online. When a parameter measurement falls outside its specified range, an alarm is sent. Users then access their data online and troubleshoot. The OMNI Condenser Performance Program is different. When measurements fall outside of a range or our Predictive Analytics models indicate conditions are right for a problem to occur in the future, our System Assurance Center personnel — highly educated engineers with knowledge, skills and experience in reviewing power plant condenser data — review all the available data. If they find a need to follow-up, they contact you and/or your Nalco Water sales engineer to determine next steps.
Nalco Water will still provide the full menu of products and services: feeding and controlling the right chemical program and monitoring key leading indicators. But with this new OMNI Analytics approach, in addition to reporting these technical details, we now can monitor and report the impact of what we do on customers’ big picture metrics, the things their management cares about. We can quickly detect changes in those metrics, the OMNI Condenser Performance Program is focused on the water treatment aspects of condenser performance, and the OMNI report delivers actionable information that helps customers maintain high efficiency, reliability and low operating costs. So OMNI Analytics changes the conversation from a discussion about leading indicators to a discussion of how the water treatment program impacts the financial performance of the power plant.