Meggitt PLC, a leading international group specialising in high-performance components and sub-systems for energy, aerospace and defence markets, has partnered with Siemens to provide its VibroSight® 3 software and VM600 machinery monitoring systems for the Egypt Megaproject, a programme to supply 45 million Egyptians with electricity.
Meggitt’s solution monitors the combustion dynamics and vibration in the turbines of the three 4.8 gigawatt turnkey combined-cycle power plants that Siemens is building for the Egypt Megaproject. This solution enables operators to monitor machinery health, flag critical events and make the decisions necessary to protect machinery and reduce operating costs. The combustion monitoring part of the systems is integrated into closed-loop control. A key milestone took place on November 28th, 2016 with the first fire of the gas turbine in Beni Suef.
Used at hundreds of power plants worldwide, VibroSight® is a software platform for configuring, operating and managing VM600 machinery monitoring systems that can also integrate other system data. With many new features and enhancements, the latest version of the software ensures a super-fast, in-depth analysis and quick retrieval of data.
The VM600 is a powerful, modular and scalable rack-based monitoring system and is the only one on the market that provides machinery protection, condition monitoring and/or combustion monitoring in a single package.
“This win demonstrates the trust placed in us by original equipment manufacturers globally and reinforces Meggitt’s position as a world leader in machinery monitoring for 60 years”, said Richard Coughlin, Vice-President, Energy Sales and Marketing, Meggitt Sensing Systems.
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Meggitt Sensing Systems, a division of Meggitt PLC, is one of the world’s leading providers of high performance, extreme environment sensing, monitoring, power and motion systems. It specialises in designing products to operate under harsh and demanding conditions. It has operated through its antecedents since 1852 — ECET, Endevco, Ferroperm Piezoceramics, Lodge Ignition, Negretti & Zambra, Sensorex, Vibro-Meter and Wilcoxon Research.
Siemens is one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis.