Using artificial intelligence, Alfa Laval Analytics helps hygienic industries prevent unplanned downtime, extends lifetime of valuable assets and helps reach sustainability targets.
Alfa Laval Analytics collects and analyzes pump vibration data around the clock. The philosophy behind the development of the AI-based solution has been to create peace of mind for plant operators and management. Alfa Laval Analytics provides a clear and intuitive overview of the health condition of the equipment through a simple dashboard: green for ok, yellow for pay attention, orange for warning and red for immediate action.
“Our new Alfa Laval Analytics solution detects potential machine faults before they occur and helps diagnose the root cause,” says Torsten Pedersen, Head of Connectivity and Monitoring at Alfa Laval Fluid Handling. “No matter where they are and regardless of time, operators and plant managers can check plant status in their pocket. All it takes is a brief glance on the app dashboard to check the health status of the pumps and take action if needed to prevent costly downtime.”
Analytics not only detects faults, but also pinpoints the likely causes of the problem, which can for instance be related to misalignment of pump installation, potential process improvements or mechanical faults.
“The diagnostics capabilities of the Analytics tool make it much easier for operators and technicians to locate the problem fast and fix it before any damage is done. When running Analytics, we can even extend the warranty on equipment if the pumps are monitored continuously and if recommendations to inspection and repair are followed,” adds Pedersen.
Alfa Laval Analytics can be added to all new and existing pump installations from Alfa Laval. The solution includes a one-year subscription, including online installation, training in use of dashboard and ongoing support.
Analytics is part of the Connected Services programme from Alfa Laval. New services are added on an ongoing basis to leverage the potential of Industry 4.0 technologies.