Mitsubishi launches energy saving software tool for industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has launched "ENERGY CLOUD Factory", a new service package that utilizes AI and IoT technologies.

ENERGY CLOUD Factory is a package specifically for factories within "ENERGY CLOUD", MHI's comprehensive energy solution service. Using data acquired by "Netmation eFinder", MHI's independently developed system for collecting data on equipment operations, the system enables visual monitoring of production equipment operating ratios and energy consumption. Also, a factory's overall performance can be evaluated in parameters known as its "ENERGY CLOUD Score", a newly devised KPI(Note2) that integrates indexes measuring production process productivity and energy consumption. Furthermore, proprietary AI technology enables forecasting of future factory performance—capability expected to enhance factory management through preventive maintenance, operational optimization, etc.

MHPS' Takasago Works has already achieved today's most advanced level of digitalization, backed by many years of experience and a strong track record. These derive mainly from the plant's demonstration testing of gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants at dedicated facilities completed in 1997, and its monitoring of power generation systems at a remote monitoring center completed in 1999. By combining these capabilities with ENERGY CLOUD Factory™, the aim is to complete a state-of-the-art factory capable of achieving low costs and energy savings, for example, in all aspects of designing, manufacturing and operating power generation facilities.