This report was prepared by HMS Industrial Networks and published April 2021. The report describes three ways in which remote management can be used in power generation to reduce the operating costs and improve control for a generator and engine combination (genset) fleet. They include predictive service of equipment based on usage, remote testing to avoid startup problems, and reduced fuel theft or leakage through remote sensor monitoring. Industrial examples of a communication gateway and a central management survey are provided. Benefits of remote monitoring include reduced operating costs, extended lifetime of equipment, and improved planning of service visits and refueling.
Keywords: Communications, Control & Monitoring Equipment/Sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), Protocols/Standards