2. Assess performance and prevent problems with remote monitoring
Continuous monitoring is the backbone of any maintenance strategy and can be performed remotely at low cost.
It is critical to have a remote 24/7 monitoring system for your CHP. This will instantly identify any performance or preventative maintenance issues, enabling quick rectification before they develop into problems.
Gain full visibility and control of your CHP
Centrica Business solutions' energy management software, PowerRadar™ comprises an onboard communications system that feeds back live operating parameters to our 24/7 control centre and to our customer's own devices. This provides total visibility of how your asset is performing across all key parameters.
Our software brings the intelligence and visibility you need to understand and analyse your entire energy estate – providing a single view to visualise and track performance, notify you or us of a change in state of the plant on site and diagnosis of over 200 problems remotely. By taking a smart, informed approach to maintenance, major problems are avoided, system efficiency and longevity is optimised, and the lifetime costs of caring for your CHP asset are reduced.
Use the data to make a diagnosis on any potential issues, make minor adjustments to the CHP operation, and schedule maintenance and repair visits. By taking a smart, informed approach to maintenance, major problems are avoided, system efficiency and longevity is optimised, and the lifetime costs of caring for your CHP asset are reduced.
Performance monitoring is also required to demonstrate that the CHP has met the requirements for Good Quality under the CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) programme. which provides partial exemption from Climate Chance Levy (CCL) and a number of other tax benefits.. Our PowerRadar system supports the assessment process, including generating CHPQA compliance reports.