Data Managing for Predictive Maintenance of Turbine Engines

Highlights

In 2012, we were contacted by a global energy leader that provides equipment, solutions, and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. The project was connected with turbine engines and generators predominantly used in aviation and the power industry.

Challenge

Customer Challenge

Ensure reliable monitoring of the turbine engines by measuring and analyzing their vibrational characteristics.

Project Objective

Provide reliable acquisition, display, and configuration of the parameters of turbine engines to precisely monitor their status.

Solution

To succeed with the project, we needed to create and implement a module for storing and retrieving the data the client collects from vibration monitoring sensors installed on all the engines.

First, we collected data samples from up to 300,000 sensors each providing sample data measures once per second. The application contained, organized, and saved this volume of data. 

Then, we designed and implemented robust storage to save, retrieve, process and maintain raw data collected over a certain period of time. The data is stored in a set of highly indexed binary data files that are managed by a pluggable service component.

Development Included

  • Software architecture and design
  • Implementation and optimizations
  • Software debugging and unit testing
  • Functional and performance testing
  • Warranty support

Result

Result

The delivered hub plugin supplies data for continuous monitoring of the turbine engines, which allows for effective predictive maintenance.

Technology Breakdown

Project size
  • 1 Technical Coordinator
  • 1 Project Manager
  • 4 Software Engineers
  • 1 QA Engineer
  • 1 Technical Assistant
Duration
  • March 2012 – December 2013

To deliver the solution we additionally ulitized the following technologies:

  • Entity Framework

  • SVNT

  • FS

  • MSTest

  • nUnit

  • CPPUnit

  • MS Reporting service

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