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GE deploys ReliabilityMax solution at LNG facility

LNG Industry,

GE Oil & Gas (GE) has announced that it is deploying its ReliabilityMax predictive maintenance solution to increase reliability of the company’s turbomachinery equipment beyond industry standards at a new coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on Curtis Island, Australia.

The CSG-to-LNG project marks the first deployment of GE’s ReliabilityMax solution for aeroderivative gas turbines used in LNG applications.

The company is deploying its ReliabilityMax solution as part of its previously announced US$ 620 million, 22-year contractual service agreement (CSA) to provide advanced technology services for Queensland Gas Company’s (QGC) Curtis Island CSG-to-LNG plant.

GE equipment
As part of the CSA, GE is providing maintenance of the GE equipment installed at QGC’s new LNG plant, including 15 PGT25+G4 aeroderivative gas turbines, 28 centrifugal compressors, gearboxes, generators and all auxiliaries.

The agreement also includes remote monitoring and diagnostic services, as well as reliability guarantees on the equipment. ReliabilityMax is part of the company’s Service 2.0/Predictivity package that uses the Industrial Internet’s connected network of machines, advanced big data analytics and GE experts to enhance asset performance and reliability.

The agreement also requires GE to supply monitoring and diagnostics technology that will optimise the plant’s availability and lifecycle of parts by using remote monitoring services. This ability to predict and prevent service and maintenance issues through the Industrial Internet is a core part of GE’s strategy to deliver the most advanced service solutions to its customers.

CEO of Turbomachinery Solutions at GE, Rafael Santana, commented: “Our ReliabilityMax project with QGC is noteworthy because by combining big data and analytics with our expertise as a leading gas turbine supplier, we are able to make long-term reliability guarantees for QGC’s Curtis Island generation equipment on aeroderivative gas turbine technology for LNG”.

Queensland Curtis LNG
The Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project will be the world’s first facility to turn coal seam gas into LNG. QCLNG is the first of three approved LNG projects scheduled for Curtis Island and is expected to begin production in 2014 with the LNG primarily targeted for the Asian export market.

The project is being supported by GE resources in Australia and around the world.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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