ABB wins monitoring software deal in China

Swedish-Swiss industrial technology firm ABB has delivered on the first order in China for its ABB Ability Asset Vista Condition Monitoring software.
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ABB's Ability Asset Vista Condition Monitoring installation complements a data acquisition system, five workstations and network devices

ABB was awarded the contract by Shaanxi Chenghe Shanyang Coal Mine Co Ltd, and it has installed Ability at the Shanyang coal mine near Weinan city in Shaanxi province to streamline maintenance, minimise costs and optimise capacity.

The Shanyang mine produces three million tonnes of coal a year.

ABB has previously supplied brake systems for the mine's production and service hoists via its Chinese subsidiary.

The Ability solution installed for Shanyang includes a data acquisition system, five workstations, network devices and ABB Ability Asset Vista to completely monitor three hoists and the main ventilation system of the mine.

ABB said Ability Asset Vista for mining pulls together disparate data on the condition of equipment to provide a complete picture of asset health, helping to increase process efficiency and minimize maintenance.

It predicts potential problems and swiftly detects root cause, considerably reducing downtime. This improves equipment utilisation and maximises productivity, which ultimately enables mine operators to reduce costs, it added.

"This contract marks Asset Vista's first application in China," said Xin Wang, service manager of ABB Process Industries, North Asia and China.

"With technical support from ABB Brazil's Asset Vista team, including training and project experience sharing, the team in China completed the project successfully, with commissioning in June 2020. The success of this project will play a key role in expanding our digital capabilities among other mining customers and industrial sectors in China with enquiries from new customers already underway."