ITT, Inc.’s (NYSE: ITT) i-ALERT® and Hexagon’s j5 Operator Rounds will integrate their machine health data tracking and analysis features to help heavy industries reduce maintenance costs and unplanned downtime. The new offering can identify operational risks in advance, which significantly reduces the possibility of failure in pumps, motors, and other industrial equipment – as well as the costly repairs they require.
This powerful new solution combines vibration condition data from i-ALERT sensors with other monitoring information gathered during j5 Operator Rounds, including data from external systems, photos, videos and documents. This combined data set gathered by Operations and Maintenance will provide additional reliability information to asset performance management programs.
“With this partnership, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” said Akshat Sharma, Global Monitoring & Controls Manager at ITT. “Together, we’re able to give customers greater situational awareness and greater confidence that they can maintain reliable plant operations.”
Operational Risk Management is another important benefit of the solution. With greater insight into machine health, plant operators can avoid potentially dangerous equipment malfunctions. Likewise, they can ensure that equipment complies with health and safety standards.
The solution also provides advantages in terms of environmental protection, especially in plants where hazardous or highly corrosive materials are present. Plant managers have the benefit of highly accurate data about equipment performance and maintenance needs. This helps them minimize the risk of loss of containment incidents to the environment.
“The ITT i-ALERT system is targeted at providing reliability and engineering teams with a modular, easy-to-implement yet powerful data-gathering and analytics capability for rotating and industrial equipment. For Hexagon and j5, we introduce these capabilities to a new audience of operations personnel, enhancing our customer's ability to gather more data easily, and extending the value of our Operator rounds solution with Bluetooth connectivity to Industrial sensors,” said Neil Singh, Senior Strategy Enablement Consulting Lead, Hexagon’s Asset Lifecycle Intelligence division.
Improvements to overall plant operations can also be expected for customers that utilize the integrated system. Not only will data sharing save operators time, but it will improve the accuracy of reporting, build intuitive machine health visuals that are easier to understand, and make operator shift handovers more orderly and collaborative. Additionally, this collaboration encourages operator ownership along with maintenance and reliability groups in a reliable plant operation.
Join Hexagon subject matter experts Cathleen Frost and Neil Singh, along with ITT’s Akshat Sharma, for a webinar titled “i-Alert Condition Monitoring & j5 Operations Management” on Wednesday, 20 September 2023, at 11:00 a.m. ET, to learn more about this ITT-Hexagon technology partnership. Click here to register for the webinar.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in approximately 125 countries.
Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. It is putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications. Hexagon technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.
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