Skytrace!

SKYTRACE is the most sophisticated monitoring, control and analysis Trace Heating Software ever created.

It is perfect for a large scale project involving many circuits and high temperature maintenance needs such as in Concentrated Solar Power and Oil, Gas and Power.

There are two parts to SKTRACE:

SKYTRACE Site: Electric heating control and monitoring program intended for the factory operator and maintenance personnel to pinpoint problem areas. As well as this it can generate enormous Energy savings through controlling circuits effectively.

One client saved €800,000 in one year of energy savings through SKYTRACE Site.

SKYTRACE Analytics: Online reporting which constantly analyses data and provides feedback for preventive maintenance as well as additional energy efficiency recommendations.

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SKYTRACE utilizes Cloud Computing, Big Data Analysis and M2M Communication which creates the most efficient and fail-proof system possible. 

Cost saving

  • The software is simple, easy to use and beautifully designed. Therefore operator labour costs are saved.
  • Automatic Condition Monitoring creates labour cost savings. As there is no need for manual heating circuit inspection.
  • Energy savings through controlling circuits properly can create substantial savings. One client saved up to €800,000 in one year of energy savings
  • If there are problems (e.g. burnt out cable, load current too high, old cable, damaged cable etc) SKYTRACE will pinpoint the exact circuit that needs attention. Saving vital time to prevent downtime.
  • SKYTRACE Analysis will generate preventive maintenance reporting to highlight and consequently stop problems before they happen. Significant downtime can cost millions.

SkyTrace comes in two modules: Site and Cloud;

SkyTrace Site’ is a server that is located in the factory network

It monitors and controls the heating system safely inside the firewalls

SkyTrace Cloud’ is an optional service that can be activated on top of SkyTrace Site

Site server uploads measurements to Cloud in a secured and one-way channel

The SkyTrace Cloud analyses the measurements and generates reports that can be used to improve energy efficiency and proactive maintenance

SkyTrace Site benefits;

  • Easy operation = operator labour cost savings
  • Automatic condition monitoring = labour cost savings of the manual heating circuit inspection
  • Enables extremely fast reactive maintenance

SkyTrace Cloud benefits;

  • Proactive maintenance analysis
  • Energy optimization analysis
  • Alarm analysis
  1. Heating cable performance analysis
  2. Avoid process downtime
  3. Find hidden kWh costs and save €€€
  4. Identify and solve mysterious problems
  5. Confirm cable quality and schedule change

Proactive maintenance analysis measures leakage current and forecasts malfunctions

Energy analysis measure temperatures and load current and spots points of excess consumption

Alarm analysis helps to find the root causes of those nasty alarms that keep up appearing into the alarm list from time to time. The problem is known as alarm list swamping. When you quit caring about these frequent nuisance alarms, you start compromising the reliability. This is where alarm analysis comes in handy.

Heating cable performance analysis measures temperatures and load current to verify the power output of the cable. If the cable is damaged or old, it will need to be replaced.

 

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