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Eskom selects online condition monitoring software

9 February 2009 – Eskom has selected an online real time condition monitoring application for monitoring the company’s generation assets.

The PRiSM software from the Chicago, Il-based performance management software and solution provider InStep Software, will monitor Eskom’s critical generation assets at the Duvha Power Station to provide early warning equipment failure identification, performance monitoring, and problem analysis. PRiSM uses sophisticated data mining and pattern recognition technology for real-time early identification of equipment problems that can often lead to unexpected downtime or efficiency losses.

InStep’s president John Kalanik says, "Eskom is faced with a diminishing reserve generation margin and the criticality of online generation is very high. We are confident that the implementation of our PRiSM software will prove to be quite beneficial in addition to the other initiatives that Eskom has identified in dealing with this great challenge. InStep is very pleased to be selected for such an important project."