Stockholm Exergi has deployed Maintpartner’s MP INtelligence Anomaly Detection Solution to monitor its heat and power generation in the greater Stockholm area. The purpose of the system is to prevent unplanned downtime and improve process performance by detecting anomalies at an early stage. The system does this by continuously analysing thousands of signals and using advanced machine learning algorithms to recognize deviations. By identifying deviations early, errors can be corrected in good time and the risk of downtime in production can be avoided.
Stockholm Exergi provides district heating to 800,000 households in the Stockholm region. The system has been implemented during spring and summer and is used on all of Stockholm Exergi's production facilities. In addition to three power plants, MP INtelligence also monitors heat pump plants that recover both heating and cooling from seawater and effluent. By developing the use of AI technology in district heating production, Stockholm Exergi is now taking an important step in its digitalisation.
- This is an important investment and a big step for us to become more data-driven in our production. The new technology gives us a valuable opportunity to shift from reactiveness to being one step ahead, says Jörgen Espeling, Acting Chief of Production and Distribution at Stockholm Exergi.
- In the past, we have received warnings when different subsystems go beyond the alarm limits, then emergency maintenance is often required and in the worst case we need to stop the plant at an inconvenient time. With the earlier warnings, we can take less measures during operation or at least plan maintenance optimized time-wise with the production planning. It becomes more resource and cost effective. We have already seen real results with the investment, understanding that the system becomes even better the more you use it, so we have great expectations on development going forward, continues Espeling.
- MP INtelligence has proven that significant benefits are achievable in the energy sector with analytics powered by machine learning. We are very pleased that Stockholm Exergi has chosen Maintpartner as their partner to work together for the energy security and efficiency in the Stockholm region, says Jari Salminen, President of Maintpartner’s Productivity and Digital Solutions.
The goal of Stockholm Exergi is to have an environmentally sound, secure supply of energy at the lowest possible total cost, aided by the latest digitalisation and automation solutions.
Jari Salminen, President, Productivity and Digital Solutions
Pasi Tolppanen, CEO, Maintpartner
Maintpartner is a leading industrial operation and maintenance company in Northern Europe and the leading expert of the energy sector O&M in the Nordics. We help to improve the productivity of production facilities and minimise process disruptions. In addition, we offer flexible resources to many types of project, engineering and installation assignments. Digitalisation and our AI-based preventive solutions are becoming increasingly essential for industrial operation and maintenance.
Maintpartner Group employs approximately 1,750 people. Our net sales in 2018 amounted to some EUR 165 million. The Group has offices in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia. More information at www.maintpartner.com.