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Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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DSOM’s point-and-click interface makes it easy for operators to click on various components to get more detailed views, diagnostics, and histories.
DSOM’s point-and-click interface makes it easy for operators to click on various components to get more detailed views, diagnostics, and histories.

Technology Marketing Summary

The Decision Support for Operations and Maintenance (DSOM®) system is an expert operations and maintenance system that combines online condition monitoring and control of equipment. This allows plant operators, maintenance staff, engineers, and administrators to use one enterprise-wide system to monitor operations in and make adjustments according to streamlined, real-time information.

Description

DSOM integrates plant operations, energy management, and maintenance processes. It provides operators and engineers with information such as equipment health; real-time and long term trending of critical operational parameters; and, operational requirements for cost-effective operating decisions.

Benefits
  • Improves process efficiency
  • Reduces O&M workload
  • Reduces maintenance parts and labor
  • Reduces energy consumption
  • Extends equipment life
  • Reduces plant bottom line costs by as much as 25 to 50 percent
Applications and Industries
  • Power plants
  • Heating and cooling plants
  • Computer data centers
  • Water treatment
  • Energy/electrical distribution
Patents and Patent Applications
ID Number
Title and Abstract
Primary Lab
Date
Patent 7,016,742
Patent
7,016,742
Decision support for operations and maintenance (DSOM) system
A method for minimizing the life cycle cost of processes such as heating a building. The method utilizes sensors to monitor various pieces of equipment used in the process, for example, boilers, turbines, and the like. The method then performs the steps of identifying a set optimal operating conditions for the process, identifying and measuring parameters necessary to characterize the actual operating condition of the process, validating data generated by measuring those parameters, characterizing the actual condition of the process, identifying an optimal condition corresponding to the actual condition, comparing said optimal condition with the actual condition and identifying variances between the two, and drawing from a set of pre-defined algorithms created using best engineering practices, an explanation of at least one likely source and at least one recommended remedial action for selected variances, and providing said explanation as an output to at least one user.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 03/21/2006
Issued
Technology Status
Technology IDDevelopment StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
13387-B, 13819-EProductionAvailable04/19/201001/24/2011

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To: Jennifer Hodas<jennifer.hodas@pnnl.gov>