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ABB to Launch Predictive Maintenance Solution That Helps Customers Minimize Environmental Impact and Increase Safety

POSTED 02/26/2020

The ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for measurement devices is an innovative, digital solution that will keep continuous gas analyzers under control to ensure clean air operations. The ground-breaking, first-to-market solution will be launching at Hannover Messe in April 2020.

The new digital solution keeps track of the health of ABB measurement devices. Performing real-time data analysis, the ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for measurement devices identifies problems fast, drawing attention to significant or undesirable changes in device conditions.  

Regular health check reports provide users with recommendations based on health status, allowing on-site personnel to leverage their own expertise and enabling remote assistance from ABB when required.

“By implementing the predictive maintenance approach of ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for measurement devices, equipment can be actively monitored and managed to prevent problems from arising. This enables customers to make informed decisions resulting in optimized operations,” said Christine Declerck, Global Service Manager Measurement & Analytics.

She adds: “Customers are facing increased emissions regulations. ABB is committed to helping them address environmental impact through solutions like the ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for measurement devices, improving energy efficiency and increasing industrial productivity.”

Predictive maintenance reduces customers’ potential safety risks and helps them avoid fines. It also lowers operating and maintenance costs due to less emergency maintenance and fewer unplanned outages. When carried out through Condition Monitoring it ensures the highest level of availability and reliability of equipment, reducing repairs and preventing downtime.

Furthermore, Condition Monitoring for measurement devices allows the customer to move to a planned upgrade cycle for assets, resulting in product lifecycle extension and an increase in return on investment. The digital solution also provides a streamlined process with one supplier responsible for all equipment management and maintenance. It can be used together with ABB Ability™ Remote Assistance for measurement devices and Dynamic QR code assistance for analyzers or as a stand-alone solution.

The new digital solution is part of the ABB Advanced Services offering for Measurement & Analytics which is dedicated to enabling improved utilization and performance of automation equipment, processes, and personnel. Other services include ABB Ability™ Verification for measurement devices, and My Measurement Assistant. ABB Ability™ Verification for measurement devices is an extensible application that connects with field devices over their applicable protocols to provide in-situ verification. My Measurement Assistant is a web application that offers commissioning and troubleshooting checklists as well as maintenance video tutorials.

About ABB
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four, customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 144,000 employees.