Schneider Electric

BOSTON, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, helps BASF, one of the leading chemical companies in the world, increase visibility into operations with the implementation of EcoStruxure Asset Advisor on their new electrical substation in Beaumont, Texas.

BASF's Beaumont plant benefits from a digital dashboard and the expert support needed to monitor critical-asset status with 24/7 access to data. Through its partnership with the Schneider Electric Services Bureau, BASF gets customized advice and proactive recommendations to secure operations and optimize maintenance strategies.

EcoStruxure™ Asset Advisor enables more predictable asset performance, helping BASF to improve plant safety and increase operational efficiency.

EcoStruxure™ Asset Advisor: cloud-based service to move from reactive to proactive maintenance

EcoStruxure Asset Advisor – a condition-based monitoring and predictive analytics service – allows companies to monitor the health of new substation assets through a customer dashboard. More than 100 variables are measured and computed to provide accurate and reliable condition-monitoring. Through its partnership with the Schneider Electric Service Bureau, the customer gets customized advice and proactive recommendations to minimize failure and optimize maintenance strategies.

"EcoStruxure Asset Advisor increases operational efficiency. It's getting the right data at the right time. And in the end, data is value," explained Lee Perry, Electrical Design Engineer at BASF. "Our focus on data-driven services demonstrates that we are a forward-looking, early adopter of leveraging IIoT-enabled, data-driven services to gain insight into our critical electrical distribution assets."

"We are helping them change the way they operate through continuous monitoring that allows them to see the current health of their critical equipment and determine if there are operational anomalies that need to be addressed," said Alfredo Arriola, segment sales manager for EcoStruxure Asset Advisor in North America. "This is the future of predictive maintenance and an opportunity for BASF to advance beyond preventive maintenance intervals defined by the industry." 

The cloud-based service combines a data-driving platform with Schneider Electric expertise in all field services areas. It harnesses the emergence of IoT, along with breakthroughs in connectivity, sensor technology, and predictive analytics. EcoStruxure Asset Advisor evaluates live data from critical connected assets and applies advanced analytics to identify potential threats.

EcoStruxure Asset Advisor is part of Apps, Analytics & Services, portfolio of the Schneider Electric IoT enabled architecture: EcoStruxure Power. EcoStruxure™ is our open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services which are supported by Customer Lifecycle Software. EcoStruxure™ has been deployed in almost 500,000 sites with the support of 20,000+ developers, 650,000 service providers and partners, 3,000 utilities and connects over 2 million assets under management.

From energy and sustainability consulting to optimizing the life cycle of your operational systems, we have world-wide services to meet your business needs. As a customer-centric organization, Schneider Electric is your trusted advisor to help increase asset reliability, improve total cost of ownership and drive your enterprise's digital transformation towards sustainability, efficiency and safety.

About Schneider Electric 

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