Siemens’ latest gas turbines contain more than 500 sensors, which continuously register pressure conditions, temperatures, component stress, and much more. The resulting data is evaluated by software, generating information that helps turbine operators easily track parameters that are crucial for operation.
But that isn’t the sensor data’s only benefit. Engineers can also use it to create a digital twin – a copy in the virtual world – of a turbine in order to remotely monitor the system and solve maintenance problems early on.
And this is exactly what experts at Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) have successfully done in 2017. In their ongoing search for new data sets for improving their innovative algorithms, the experts found what they were looking for at Siemens’ Power Generation Services Division, which supplied them with the sensor data and operational records of a state-of-the-art Siemens gas turbine.