Emerson and MHPS digital collaboration

5 August 2020

Emerson and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas are joining forces to develop digital technologies, software and services to help utility customers drive ‘operational excellence’ in North America. The companies will collaborate on digital solutions to optimise performance and reliability, enable predictive and AI-driven maintenance strategies, and automate operational decision-making.

The collaboration aims to build on the expertise of Emerson and MHPS to enhance the performance and reliability of power plants operating with MHPS gas or steam turbines.

Emerson brings its Ovation automation technologies, a software and solutons portfolio for power generation, which is highly regarded in the industry, and controls thousands of plants across the globe. Its embedded digital twin enables power plants to identify and implement new operating efficiencies, improve safety, decrease unscheduled maintenance and train workers.

MHPS is driving the development of next-generation power plants and digital solutions that deliver higher efficiencies to reduce carbon emissions and the highest levels of reliability to lower maintenance costs. Its MHPS-TOMONI digital solutions platform provides real-time adaptive control and actionable knowledge to optimise plant performance and significantly improve reliability.

This next chapter will focus on identifying and delivering the best digital transformation strategies and technologies. The two companies will explore these and other advanced technologies: advanced sensing; thermal, process and equipment modeling and diagnostics; advanced control; analytics; pattern recognition; remote monitoring; digital twin; automated workflows; and AI-driven predictive maintenance.

One of the companies’ collaborations is to build and deploy the next generation of total plant simulation for the Intermountain Power Plant Renewal project.

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