Castrol, a global lubricant manufacturer, and Romax Technology, a provider of software, analysis and services for rotating machinery, have launched ONYX InSight, a new predictive maintenance brand for wind energy asset owners and operators.
ONYX InSight is the new name for Romax Insight, a Castrol/Romax joint venture that was originally created in February 2017.
According to the partners, ONYX InSight delivers a full range of predictive maintenance services that give wind turbine owners complete visibility of what goes wrong – when and where – before enabling them to act on this analysis to refine maintenance programs, maximize long-term performance and minimize OPEX costs.
The partnership combines a specialist engineering consultancy and an integrated platform of hardware and cloud-based software. This includes ecoCMS, a condition monitoring system; FieldPro, a mobile solution for equipment inspection and reporting; and Fleet Monitor, a Web-based data analytics tool that brings all critical monitoring, inspection and maintenance data into one place.
“We are aiming to pave the way for a new era of predictive maintenance, in which all variables affecting rotating machinery performance can be accounted for,” states Bruce Hall, CEO of ONYX InSight. “Giving operators complete visibility of the condition of their assets with the right data, analytical tools and guidance empowers them to take full control of their maintenance programs, reducing unexpected downtime and costs. In short, we’re eliminating surprises and making the unpredictable predictable.”