GE Intelligent Platforms recently announced the acquisition of technology assets and analytical tools from CSense Systems (Pty) Ltd. based in South Africa. This collaboration will expand GE’s Proficy Software Platform analytic capabilities, helping to increase asset performance for customers as they gain insight into their operations.
CSense Systems’ analytical tools and software products and engineering solutions utilise distinctive technology to identify and solve potential process problems before they can impact operations. This CSense asset acquisition will complement the SmartSignal Corporation remote monitoring and diagnostics solution added to GE’s Proficy portfolio in January.
Jody Markopoulos, president and CEO of Intelligent Platforms stated; “This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to invest in our business. With these knowledge-based services, customers will be able to act faster and make better decisions to increase productivity and profitability for their businesses.”
“The capabilities of this technology coupled with our recent acquisition of SmartSignal, provides us with a world-class software platform for asset monitoring and process diagnostics,” added Erik Udstuen, vice president of Software & Services for GE Intelligent Platforms. “We will drive operational performance for our customers by using CSense technology to gain important insights from their real-time process data.”
“With CSense, we can offer a wide range of analytical tools in a single platform ranging from first principle models to advanced statistics to neural networks that can positively change asset and process performance,” Udstuen said in response to the CSense open programming workbench established to help build solutions for prediction, root cause analysis and advanced process control.
GE Intelligent Platforms and CSense Systems have been collaborating for a few years to embed CSense technology into the core Proficy Software Platform. Advanced analytic algorithms allow Intelligent SCADA and Intelligent Historian solutions with causal analysis, proactive alarming and decision support tools built in. Proficy Troubleshooter and Cause+ are evidence of how CSense technology can deliver powerful analytic tools to transform real-time data into actionable information for engineers and operators, improve real-time decision-making, enable more efficient operations, drive innovation and ensure quality for customers.