TOTAL S.A. Chooses GE’s Proficy Monitoring & Analysis Suite to Reduce
Production Losses and Decrease Maintenance Costs
*Solution connects machines and data to predict equipment anomalies
bringing additional reliability and safety to production
*Objective is to monitor equipment from headquarters or anywhere in the
*Advanced predictive analytics and diagnostics allows Proficy SmartSignal
to provide early warning to diagnose and prioritize impending equipment
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- October 29, 2013
GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that TOTAL S.A., a leading
global oil and gas company with operations activities in more than 50
countries, has chosen Proficy® SmartSignal for its predictive analytics and
Remote Monitoring & Analysis solution.
“TOTAL has a very large fleet of rotating turbo machinery,” said Bernard
Quoix, Head of Rotating Machinery for TOTAL Group. “The objective of this
solution is to constantly monitor these equipment from headquarters, or a
remote base anywhere in the world, and produce appropriate alerts and alarms
when abnormal running conditions are present. This will allow our maintenance
and engineering teams to analyze and launch appropriate maintenance actions.”
Proficy SmartSignal predictive analytics software can identify impending
equipment problems early and helps avoid unexpected shutdowns and catastrophic
failures. It can identify what is going to fail, what is the apparent cause of
the failure, and what is the priority of the impending failure. And it can do
this automatically and continuously.
The reliability of rotating machines in operation at TOTAL sites will be
further improved with a direct positive impact on production.
“Advances in the Industrial Internet like sensors, hardware, software and
analytics have enabled companies to prolong the lifespan of their assets,
while optimizing their efficiency,” said Brian Courtney, General Manager,
Industrial Data Management Software for GE Intelligent Platforms. “The
Industrial Internet, via predictive analytics, helps customers moving from
reactive to proactive, allowing them to fix minor issues before they become
major ones. This greatly reduces costs while improving overall return on
Leveraging existing instrumentation, tools and IT infrastructure, Proficy
SmartSignal works on any equipment from any OEM and can detect the broadest
range of equipment problems across the widest variety of assets, load ranges
and failure modes.
GE will provide TOTAL with system set-up and installation of Proficy
SmartSignal, project implementation and monitoring services and support. The
project began in mid-2013 and will be deployed over a multi-year fleet plan
that includes all of TOTAL’s exploration and production sites around the
For more information about Proficy SmartSignal, a part of the Proficy
Monitoring and Analysis Suite, click here.
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