Power & Process Products and Services
Reliable data, proactive information, and powerful results
The Famos plant thermal performance monitoring system has been
widely adopted, with more than 300 commercial and industrial installations
around the world. Both plant operators and engineers benefit from the critical
information and readily accessible tools available. Key benefits derived
from employing the technology are:
Comprehensive assessment of plant performance – PEPSE-RT detects abnormalities
at the system, component and instrument level and presents key performance indicators
and financial information to management, engineers and operators.
Flexible application – Designed to be used with conventional fossil,
combined cycle, simple cycle, nuclear and renewable energy processes. Custom calculations
can be readily developed to fit your plant needs.
Money-saving advantages – Increased generation and reduced heat rates,
fuel costs, and emissions with improved information to manage maintenance and outages more effectively.
Easy, reliable detection – Detects instrument fault
and calibration errors through our Input Data Validation Module (IVM).
Integrates with existing software –
PEPSE-RT is easily networked for information sharing across the
business LAN with unlimited user access; PEPSE-RT also links to
Excel for data sharing and reporting and to PEPSE for conducting “what-if” analyses.
Added value from best practices –
Developed by experienced engineers with plant and process knowledge
that includes integrated performance and condition monitoring modules.
World class and timely support –
Upgrades, technical assistance and training are available providing complete maintenance services.
Seamless integration with FAMOS condition monitoring tools
Plant operators and engineers have successfully monitored their facilities
with FAMOS for more than 30 years, using the array of tools
and numerous reports available through the popular PEPSE-RT system:
Historian and Trending –
Extensive custom data historian and trending system.
Data Integrity –
Granular modeling capability assures simulation
accuracy for detecting anomalies and performance degradation over time.
Reports and Diagnostics –
Reporting and diagnostic tools allow users
to easily view critical information and diagnose issues:
Performance information in real time
or over specific reporting periods
Rules engine for capturing failure modes logic
and fault trees for automated diagnostics
including tribal knowledge of the aging workforce
System diagnostics that identify software,
instrument and data validation status
Advanced alarm management system that
provides comprehensive tools for instrument,
component and system alarms
System Implementation –
Secure network installation for control room
and monitoring and diagnostic centers complying
with NERC CIP requirements.
Remote Monitoring and Diagnostic Services –
PEPSE-RT is a key application along with Advanced Pattern Recognition (APR)
providing enhanced performance and reliability metrics from Curtiss-Wright’s
remote Monitoring and Diagnostic Center for clients looking for added value.
Extensive Calculation Ability
The following is a sample of the many calculations available in a PEPSE-RT system:
Air heater performance
Boiler efficiency (I/O and heat loss)
Boiler soot blowing advisor
Controllable losses/MW effects
Cooling tower performance
Feedwater heater performance
Gas turbine performance
Heat exchanger performance
Heat recovery steam generators
Lost power advisor
Moisture separator reheater performance
Steam generator performance
Steam turbine performance
Sample Gas Turbine Display
31 level security system
60,000 analog/digital point databases
Advanced input data validation
Excel® links including automated reporting
Full trending/report package
Independent data historian
M&D center fleet wide designed
OPC and ODBC connectivity
Predictive what-if analysis
Remote access tools (works with firewalls)
Support programs (steam table add-ins and many more)
System health log
Sample PEPSE-RT Overview Display
Minimize ramp up time with technical assistance and support
PEPSE-RT software is further enhanced through the outstanding
annual maintenance support services and user group meetings available
to all users. Ease of use contributes to minimal ramp up time,
while technical assistance contributes to minimal downtime if
problems or questions should arise.
Sample Plant Overview Display
PEPSE-RT has shown a system payback in less than one year!
The power of integrated support