We leverage digitalization
Data based processes and intelligent software allow accurate analytics and unprecdented insights. We at MAN Energy Solutions aim to pioneer a digital transformation using this potential.
This is why we have developed our digital ecosystem and offer digital solutions in all our business areas. By introducing our three digital key products MAN CEON and PrimeServ Assist, we created a comprehensive digital ecosystem that enables us to collect, combine and evaluate relevant data. This databased ecosystem is our digital backbone and the base for new digital customer centric solutions of the future.
Find out where we offer digital solutions within our business units.
Digital solutions for the marine industry
To promote a more interactive cooperation with ship owners and crews, we at MAN Energy Solutions use digital innovations in the marine industry. Together, we make sure that your systems are always running. Our digital solutions increase the efficiency, safety and availability of MAN products throughout the marine industry.
For example, MAN PrimeServ Assist is a new, proactive maintenance and repair service by MAN. With this service, you get instant, accurate notifications, updates and advice on your fleet or industrial equipment while they are in service.
MAN CEON is our cloud-based customer-user interface for the MAN PrimeServ Assist digital services which provide all data and information on MAN products. This digital platform is accessible on any verified device with an internet connection.
Digital solutions for Energy & Storage
Digitalization is one of the key enablers of the transition towards flexible carbon neutral energy systems. Also, it can help save power generation costs.
With energy production becoming increasingly diverse, there is an ever-growing need for intelligent energy management systems that respond to fluctuations of renewable energy and market price signals. Our energy management systems allow for optimized, cost-efficient and reliable operation of hybrid power systems and microgrids wherever and whenever needed.
Our PrimeServ Assist digital services provide the crucial insights on how to increase equipment efficiency and leverage optimization potentials, thus directly enhancing plant profitability.
Digital solutions for Oil & Gas and the Process Industry
The oil and gas business, chemical or materials industries can and will benefit from the power hidden in the vast quantities of data produced and harvested every single day. MAN Energy Solutions has the expertise to put the data to good use for our customers’ success. Thanks to smart services we can guarantee to avoid downtime, analyze performance and anticipate future needs.
With our digital service agreements, we take the digital capabilities of our customers’ facilities to the next level. PrimeServ Assist e.g. includes remote diagnostics, anomaly detection, while our digital twinning approach offers benefits like individual software solutions with improved quality, simulation-based operator training, increased efficiency and reduced commissioning time.
Digital service solutions
With PrimeServ Assist, we have developed an innovative service for various applications: We use digitalization to offer proactive service and real-time support.
The MAN CEON platform integrates data and information from MAN machinery and its operational environment and uses intelligent real-time analysis tools for evaluation and forecasting, while providing robust connectivity.
However, digitization is not without risks. Network-based systems are increasing vulnerability for cyberattacks that can paralyze entire businesses. Therefore, implementing defensive barriers is an essential element in proactive cybersecurity management. Cybersecurity is crucial for all our service solutions.
Our Digital Center is a central platform to discover advanced system solutions in 3D, meet our dedicated experts online and get inspiration for future market und technological developments. We offer in-depth insights via webinars across all business areas and provide product news and updates on the key developments in our customers’ lines of business
Latest news on digitalization
MAN Energy Solutions Establishes New Benchmark with Remote Commissioning
MAN Energy Solutions has announced the successful, remote commissioning of a compressor train at Uzbekistan’s largest chemical company, JSC Navoiyazot. This world-first was brought about when installation work for a new nitric-acid plant for fertilizer production was interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the MAN Energy Solutions’ commissioning team forced to leave the site due to the impending lockdown and associated travel restrictions within the country. In order to avoid any delays and additional costs for the entire project, MAN and the EPC contractor Casale S.A. – the global provider of integrated solutions for the production of fertilizers and chemicals – rapidly put in place an alternative plan to commission the machinery with remote supervision by MAN engineers using the company’s digital technology.
Luca Frediani, Senior Machinery Engineer at Casale S.A., said: “There was no blueprint for such an unprecedented situation like this – every party involved in this project was challenged to try new ways of working. Together with the customer, JSC Navoiyazot, we decided to carry out the commissioning of the nitric-acid plant via remote service by engineers working from home. It was a bold decision since a fully-remote commissioning had never previously been performed for a machine of such sophistication and size. In order to perform this critical task, we worked in close collaboration – and with huge commitment from – MAN Energy Solutions and benefitted from their digital expertise and capabilities.”
Mathias Scherer André, Head of Sales & Execution Turbomachinery at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “The corona-virus crisis required us to think and act outside the familiar bounds of the business. Thanks to the giant digitisation steps our company has made in recent years, we had the right digital solutions to overcome all difficulties and execute commissioning at Navoiyazot. The first fully-remote commissioning of a turbomachinery train ever executed in the industry marks an important milestone and highlights the innovation and flexibility of our company.”
The turbomachinery train at Navoiyazot was connected to MAN headquarters via the internet so that it could be operated and controlled remotely throughout the entire cold- and hot-commissioning procedure. A team of around 30 engineers formed the backbone of support for the project with MAN Energy Solutions making a comprehensive package of digital innovations available to make it possible. One of the main features was the company’s remote-support tool, called PrimeServ EyeTech, which was launched in 2019. The augmented-reality-assisted application allows mobile collaboration to be set up via data glasses, or other video-capable terminals like smartphones or laptops. In this way, the technical experts at MAN’s Remote Operation centres – with some working from their home offices – were able to view the customer's perspective without having to be physically on-site.
Furthermore, the turbomachinery installed is equipped with digital hardware-components that allow remote access to the machine-control system, and which collect and evaluate operating and sensor data in near-real time. Simultaneously, the hardware also monitors the machine’s operation around the clock through the PrimeServ Assist application, powered by MAN CEON, MAN’s digital service platform.
Jörg Massopust, Head of Digital Sales & Alliances at MAN Energy Solutions, said: “Not only does the newly-developed technology help our customers to remain operative during the quarantine, but it is also environmentally friendly due to the reduced travel emissions. Our next step is to look into how MAN Energy Solutions can transfer the experience garnered here to the day-to-day business in the future. This sits well with our strategic developments in regard to digitally-enabled, unmanned operation, which is already feasible for midstream and upstream applications.”
Navoiyazot’s nitric-acid plant, with a capacity of 500,000 tons per year, successfully entered production in June 2020. The MAN compressor train at the plant’s heart comprises four proven machines: a steam turbine, an axial-type air compressor, a nitrous-gas centrifugal compressor, a tail-gas expander, plus auxiliary equipment including the control system. That the entire machine-train comes from a single supplier allows the train to be flexibly matched to the customer’s needs, allowing the demanding process of nitric-acid production to be optimised for maximum efficiency.