GE contracts with Military Sealift Command to improve mission readiness

As an extension of a current service contract, General Electric (GE) has been chosen by the US Navy´s Military Sealift Command (MSC) for GE´s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) pilot program onboard two T-AKE replenishment dry cargo ammunition vessels — William McLean (T-AKE 12) and Medgar Evers (T-AKE13) – to improve performance and mission readiness, the company said.

The MSC is the provider of ocean transportation for the US Navy and the Department of Defense – operating approximately 120 ships daily around the globe.

The first phase of the pilot program will see GE deliver the Motor Fleet APM solution that will enable high-speed data sampling to analyze the electrical signature of the critical marine equipment and provide predictive analytics. To do this, GE will build a digital twin, a virtual replica built on the data collected from marine equipment, such as variable frequency drives, propulsion motors, diesel engines and generators.

Powered by Predix, GE´s application development platform for the Industrial Internet, Predix APM will compare the real-time asset performance against its digital twin´s data profile, spotting data variance — often a sign of performance degradation that leads to potential failure — and inform operators to solve the problem before it occurs, increasing asset reliability and availability, and reducing maintenance needs and its associated operational expenditures.

All remote monitoring and diagnostics will be performed in GE´s Power Conversion´s Houston Remote Monitoring & Diagnostic center in collaboration with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPARWAR) where they will determine asset health and take immediate actions to avoid asset failure.

This win was a collaborative effort for GE´s Marine Solutions expertise between GE Power, GE Aviation, GE Global Research, and GE Digital, and represents the best of what each GE business can deliver.

GE´s Marine Solutions is dedicated to power and propulsion systems for customers in the workboat, merchant, offshore and naval industries. Smart engineering coupled with software analytics, we provide customers with data-driven efficiency. Connecting the physical and digital world, GE helps power, propel, position and predict the marine industry for operational excellence.

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