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INTERNET OF THINGS


want to work on the latest and greatest thing.... But we offer not just the ability to work on the latest technolo- gies but also things that matter in the world.” To that end, the 2015 purchase of Alstom’s power and grid businesses brought GE a specialization in off- shore wind. The $10.7 billion deal for the French firm required


regulatory approval in more than 20 countries and regions, including Brazil, China, the EU, India, Japan and the US. “With Alstom, we are seeing the opportunity to expand:


We launched the Digital Wind Farm and the Digital Power Plant,” Bell said. The Digital Wind Farm is shorthand for crunching unit


and site data and developing new algorithms to optimize maintenance, improve reliability and get as much power as possible out of wind turbines that are already spinning and producing energy. ”Just by applying digital technologies to a wind farm,


we can generate up to 20% more power from the same wind,” Bell said in his address at Industry of Things World. For a 100-turbine wind farm, that’s the equivalent of


installing 20 new turbines. The Digital Power Plant “can help operators potentially


save millions of dollars by giving them greater real-time awareness of their equipment condition and enhanced operational readiness,” GE said in prepared remarks late last year when it noted that the company secured 15 new Predix customers in the first three months after it began


marketing the industrial operating system software that helps developers build industrial IoT applications.


EDF turbine built in ‘brilliant factory’ It cannot hurt GE’s case for coolness that Guinness


World Records in June recognized the company for power- ing the world’s most efficient combined-cycle power plant, for EDF in Bouchain, France. GE built that turbine in half the time it usually takes to build such a machine—in part because of digital technology and lean startup ideas, Bell said in his presentation. In his talk with Smart Manufacturing, he pointed to GE’s


“know-how,” from testing out manufacturing innovations in its own factories, as a major selling point. GE built the gas turbine in what it calls a “brilliant fac-


tory” in Greenville, SC. There, GE used Predix to stop tree-killing, paper-based machine design, Bell said in a media roundtable discussion following his conference talk.


Productivity gains noticed at Purdue GE’s success with the turbine in France and its use of a digital twin to augment wind farm equipment already planted in the ground caught the attention of Prof. Ananth Iyer, who referenced GE’s digital story as he opened a Purdue University conference called Smart, Lean Ecosystems in late September. Productivity improvements of 20% and higher are a “very big deal,” Iyer remarked. “Remember, this is an


Sensor data analyzed by APM software can enhance the reliability of turbines or other plant components.


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Fall 2016 Image courtesy of GE Power


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