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Reliability Benchmarking

ORAP RAM provides owner/operators and OEMs an unbiased, third-party resource to benchmark their reliability performance against their peers.  All major OEM equipment is tracked in ORAP.  That means that you can have a full perspective of your whole operating fleet in one place. These statistics allow you to understand how efficiently and profitably your plants are performing.  There is no system in the world as comprehensive as ORAP.

ORAP allows you to understand component level detail to help formulate knowledge-based maintenance strategies based on fleet performance characteristics and best-in-class statistics. Having access to current and accurate information about how your plant performs relative to a fleet of operating assets provides you, the owner/operator, a competitive advantage.

It is important that the data that you make million dollar decisions on comes from a source that you can count on, ORAP can be trusted to be that source.

Data Verification

Before any piece of data is available for reporting from ORAP, it is run through an Automated and Manual Data Verification process. The automated process is a computerized check and takes into account over 650 engineering rules.  For example, if a Hot Gas Path/B-Type inspection event occurs (EBS Code is GTTBINX51), where X is any numerical value (e.g. 9), the duration of the event should be greater than 96 hours and less than 720 hours.  If the Event duration does not fall within this range, then this event will be "flagged" within the SPS ADV system.  This "flag" alerts our Customer Account Managers that there is an issue that needs to be clarified with the submitting customer. 

For the manual process, our staff completes an engineering review of all events for data quality and completeness.  Some questions we ask are; Does the event contain a Symptom, a Root Cause and a Corrective Action?  Does the Equipment Breakdown Structure (EBS) code match the Root Cause?  Do any of the events listed overlap or run coincident with one another?  If this information is not given to us, then we will reach out to the submitting customer for clarification and more detail. 

All portions of the engineering, rule based data verification process, both manual and automatic, are conducted according to Industry Standards, more specifically, IEEE 762 & ISO 3977 for the power industry and IEC 61400 for the wind industry.

Automated Data Submittal

Control technology and data management systems have improved the speed and accessibility to process quality data.  With the creation of the SPS and OSIsoft partnership, users of ORAP RAM can now submit 85% of the required information automatically.  This process can be utilized regardless if you have a PI System or not.  This process improves the accuracy and fidelity of the data, while reducing reporting requirements on plant staff. The reduction in time and the improvement in data quality is a real benefit with a measurable return on investment.  The remaining 15% of the data still requires maintenance staff input regarding the symptom, corrective action, and eventually the root cause of outages.

ORAP Analytics Portal

​The ORAP Analytics portal is a live, real-time, Internet based "Business Intelligence" portal that provides the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) that allow you to benchmark your performance to the "peer group" of your choice.  The ORAP Analytics portal provides all of the information that you have come to rely on from ORAP, with a more intuitive, visually appealing interface. 

Comparisons available in the ORAP Analytics portal include:

MW Production & Capacity Factor
Availability
Reliability
Starting Reliability
Service Factor
Service Hours per Start
EFOR, EFORd
Forced Outage Factor
Maintenance Outage Factor
Planned Outage Factor
Component Contributors to Downtime Events
Top Causes of Failed Starts
Inspection Duration & Intervals
Engine Removals

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FAQ

Which segments of the market are represented?

​We cover all segments of the market from vintage technology all the way up to the latest "J" series turbines.  SPS tracks all of the major OEM's in each respective fleet (GE, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Pratt & Whitney, Solar, Wärtsilä, etc…)

Can I report data on Steam Turbines?

Yes, ORAP supports collection for all equipment in the plant. Our EBS (Equipment Breakdown Structure) covers over 10,000 devices and components.

How Does SPS Protect the Confidentiality of Data Submitted to ORAP?

​There are two levels of protection for data submitted to ORAP.  The first level is the "blanket" agreement with the OEM that protects the participants' data and identifies that the participant is the owner of all data submitted to ORAP.  The second level is the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with the individual participants.  This agreement states that only the OEMs, SPS and the participant will have access to the data.   

Why are there icons grayed out on the left navigation when I log into the ORAP Analytics Portal?
 
If you have icons that are grayed out when you log into the ORAP Analytics Portal, it means that you do not have access to that specific ORAP Product or Service.  All of the services or "apps" available in ORAP are modular, meaning you have the option to pick and choose which provide the most value to you.

Technical Papers & Press

Below are relevant technical papers that show how ORAP RAM data is used in the energy market.