Cooling System Online Monitoring

UNICO Online Monitoring System

Our commitment to continually help customers optimize their plant performance led our engineers to develop the UNICO online monitoring system. This unique global service monitors and analyzes critical performance data on Cooling Towers and Air Cooled Heat Exchangers in operation. This patented continuous monitoring system is suitable to analyze and process many parameters and equipment condition. B&W SPIG’s UNICO online monitoring system assures cooling plant efficiency, reduction of maintenance costs, timely site expert action and avoids unexpected failures.

The system is based on a network of localized smart units that collect data and converts them into digital form, sending them to a supervisory system using wireless technology. The supervisory system validates and integrates the data in a single database. The system processes the acquired information to check process parameters variability and equipment reliability. It also detects potential problems, generates alarms and determines counteractions that prevent loss of plant performance.

The unique UNICO online monitoring system can yield direct improvements to the plant in the following areas:

  • production output
  • avoidance or reduction of the number of unscheduled shutdowns
  • reduction of secondary damage resulting from the failure of any one component of the cooling system
  • enhancement of spare parts inventory control
  • maximum utilization of the investment with the overall resulting improvement in health and safety standards

B&W SPIG's UNICO Online System

Customers can also benefit from the following information:

  • continuous vibration monitoring
  • gear box oil temperature diagnoses
  • ambient temperature monitoring

With the acquired data, early planning can be secured for onsite expert actions, technical support, preventive maintenance and quick and simple installation. Having real-time access and control of your cooling plant’s operating condition, maintenance costs can be reduced, and equipment performance is optimized.

B&W SPIG, a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company, is an Italy-based global provider of custom-engineered cooling systems and services. Established in 1936, B&W SPIG has project-related operations in nearly 50 countries and employs approximately 250 people in locations worldwide. We have been providing an increasingly extensive range of high-quality cooling towers, air-cooled condensers and related services.