BHGE Bently Nevada launches new plant monitoring system

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Baker Hughes, a GE company, announced the newest launch of its Bently Nevada Business business unit. Bently’s Orbit 60 Series is its next-generation condition monitoring and protection platform. The Orbit 60 series is

• a new system that connects to flagship machinery management software for proactive monitoring and diagnostics, designed specifically for cybersecure machinery protection

• a platform connects to all major industrial machines, with applications ranging from oil and gas, to power and renewables, to general industrials

• 80 dynamic data channels – sophisticated architecture offers enhanced versatility to allow management of the most complex applications in one single system

The Orbit 60 Series collects and processes data, equipping operators with the right data and analytics to determine the health of their machines. It is the first intrinsically cyber-secure machinery monitoring system with a built-in data diode, which enables secure one-way data transfer from the device to Bently Nevada’s flagship machinery management software System 1 for proactive monitoring and diagnostics. The platform is SIL 2 and 3 certified API 670 compliant. This meets industry standards for safety and performance.

The system offers 80 dynamic data channels compared to an industry average of 50. It has 100 times higher signal processing power. Its physical footprint is smaller than the industry average.

Orbit 60 Series can be rack based or distributed and extended through a modular remote I/O system. Its scalable architecture allows it to connect to a wide range of assets, from highly critical machinery to general machinery in a variety of industries including oil and gas, power generation, renewables, steel, pulp and paper, and general industrials.

The new platform is complementary to Bently Nevada’s existing plant-wide offering, including the 3500 platform. The 3500 platform, which has 85,000 racks installed worldwide, will continue to be available as Bently Nevada’s proven condition monitoring platform and will have dedicated long-term service for customers globally.

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