Mitsubishi ties up with software firm for cloud-based analytics

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is expanding its global relationship with OSIsoft, a leader in Operational Intelligence, to drive further development of the digital power plant of the future.

MHPS laid the foundation for the Digital Power Plant in the 1980s and made a major step in 2004 when it began using the OSIsoft PI System at its Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Center in Orlando, Fla.  This service has successfully demonstrated and delivered improved plant reliability and performance.

The OSIsoft PI System captures sensor-based data from industrial equipment and process systems. Deployed across 19,000 industrial sites in more than 125 counties the PI System enables digital transformations and improves process efficiency, energy use, asset reliability, quality and safety.

The PI System will serve as the core for new interactive, cloud-based analytics services MHPS will use at power plants world-wide.  In addition, the PI System will continue to form the data infrastructure platform for existing total plant remote monitoring and diagnostics services, both for MHPS and other manufacturers' equipment.

A digital power plant requires a robust information infrastructure to leverage the massive amount of data that is generated during plant operations.  OSIsoft is a proven pioneer and market leader in managing big data to support operational intelligence.  As part of this strategic alliance MHPS and OSIsoft will collaborate to define and promote new integrated digital solutions that add intelligence to power plants around the world, using best-in-class software and leveraging their respective knowledge and expertise.

MHPS has been steadily increasing the digitization of power plants for several decades, introducing its digital solutions to the market step by step. Today MHPS offers a range of advanced, digitally-enabled major equipment for thermal power plants. The PI System is at the core of the MHPS digital solution data infrastructure.