Entergy Nuclear, Waterford 3. This plant was honored by Power Engineering magazine and PennWell Corporation at the Power-Gen and Nuclear Power International Conferences for its use of SmartSignal and was named one of the Best Nuclear Projects of the Year worldwide. SmartSignal was recognized as being instrumental in Entergy Nuclear’s early identification of multiple equipment problems. The Entergy Nuclear project was praised for improving nuclear and radiological safety through early detection and better management of equipment degradation.
NV Energy-Walter M. Higgins Generating Station. The Combustion Turbine Operations Task Force (CTOTF) and Combined Cycle Journal recently honored this plant for being among the “best of the best.” NV Energy-Walter M. Higgins won the Best Practices Award in the O&M: Business category for “implementation of a grassroots, condition-based maintenance program that identifies critical equipment for effective predictive and scheduled maintenance. Its development of a work management strategy, re-evaluated monthly, ensures effective and timely maintenance.” NV Energy’s nomination, published in the Q1 2010 Combined Cycle Journal, explains that it accomplished this by training “Predictive Maintenance Champions” in various areas, including usage of SmartSignal. This program is critical to their availability and reliability.
Entergy Fossil. Entergy Fossil was recognized by the Southeastern Electrical Exchange in June, 2010 with its prestigious Industry Excellence Award, making Entergy the sole winner in the production category for its “online monitoring process case studies.” This award was based on achievements, innovation, improvements, requirements met, and technical complexity. This is the second recent recognition for Entergy-it also was featured in POWER magazine for its “Big Catch” using SmartSignal-saving Entergy $15-35 million.
Jim Gagnard, President and CEO of SmartSignal, said, “SmartSignal is proud to recognize several industry leaders among its customer base; they have achieved significant savings in equipment operation and higher quality performance through the use of SmartSignal technology. We applaud these award winners, and we thank them for their continued usage of SmartSignal’s innovative products to further their achievements.”
SmartSignal is the leading provider of Predictive Diagnostic software and services used to anticipate and avoid surprise equipment failure. SmartSignal customers detect equipment problems with enough advanced timing to optimize maintenance resources, reduce risks, and eliminate failure. With over 40 patents and tens of thousands of prevented impending equipment failures and operational errors, SmartSignal technology has won over twenty-five awards for excellence, including an international Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award. www.smartsignal.com.