Siemens SPPA-D3000 Diagnostic Suite Revolutionizes Customary Maintenance Strategies

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Siemens Energy Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical introduces its revolutionary SPPA-D3000 diagnostic suite

Siemens Energy Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical introduces its revolutionary SPPA-D3000 diagnostic suite capable of allowing users to better detect potential significant events in a power plant, sooner than through using other diagnostic systems. The SPPA-D3000 suite continually analyzes, evaluates and reports machinery health, as well as overall plant health. The highly integrated diagnostic solutions offer accurate transient analysis, effective reporting and controls systems independence, making it more advanced and more accurate than other diagnostic products. Siemens offers a comprehensive solution, from the machinery to the main I&C system, with advanced technology and benefits in the field of machinery protection.

The SPPA-D3000 diagnostic suite is comprised of three products: machinery protection, machinery analysis and plant-wide condition monitoring. Whether used as a package or independently, these products provide enhanced plant and machinery protection. SPPA-D3000 Machinery Protection offers redundant, vibration-based machinery protection that is capable of providing information to the user on possible mechanical causes of off-normal performance such as bearing damage, incorrect alignment, cracks and loose parts. Such information is intended to allow customers to better monitor and detect off-normal machinery problems to enhance the reliability and availability for rotating and oscillating components and enable users to better plan cost-effective solutions to problems. SPPA-D3000 Machinery Protection is also equipped with advanced instrumentation and can be readily integrated into existing I&C systems.

SPPA-D3000 Plant Monitor is intended to help plants prevent damage by reliably predicting the availability of the power plant and its components and actively scheduling impending maintenance activities. SPPA-D3000 Plant Monitor is currently the only system that monitors all pertinent components and processes during load changes, start-ups and shutdowns. It is also capable of allowing users to better recognize "creeping" faults long before they reach a critical point.

Above all, Plant Monitor is capable of allowing users to make changes at the push of a button and provides valuable hints to the user for optimizing the operating mode and reducing emissions. “In summary, Plant Monitor reports early warning of abnormal operating conditions and Machinery Analysis digs deeper to find what has happened or what is about to happen. Machinery Protection ensures safe operation to protect both equipment and personnel. The non-intrusive SPPA-D3000 suite provides power plants the ability to continuously monitor machinery and plan operating conditions to maintain plant efficiency while keeping operational costs low,” said Joerg Holzapfel, vice president of Siemens Energy Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical.

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2008 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR22.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR33.4 billion and posted a profit of EUR 1.4 billion. On September 30, 2008, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 83,500. Further information is available at:

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Siemens Energy
Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical Media Relations
307 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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