Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) announced today that its Bently Nevada business, a world leader in condition monitoring with over 60 years of experience, has unveiled its next-generation platform, the Orbit 60 Series.
The Orbit 60 Series is the next-generation platform that collects and processes data, equipping operators with the right data and analytics to determine the health of their machines. It is the first intrinsically cyber-secure machinery monitoring system with a built-in data diode, which enables secure one-way data transfer from the device to Bently Nevada’s flagship machinery management software System 1 for proactive monitoring and diagnostics. The platform is SIL 2 and 3 certified API 670 compliant, meeting the industry standards for safety and performance.
Orbit 60 Series enables operators to do more with less, offering 80 dynamic data channels compared to an industry average of 50, with 100 times higher signal processing power and a smaller physical footprint than the industry average.
Orbit 60 Series can be rack based or distributed and extended through a modular remote I/O system. Its scalable architecture allows it to connect to a wide range of assets, from highly critical machinery to general machinery in a variety of industries including oil and gas, power generation, renewables, steel, pulp and paper, and general industrials.
“Customers are looking for competitive machinery protection and monitoring solutions that not only will equip them with the right data and insights, but is flexible for future expansion,” said Terry Knight, president of Bently Nevada, BHGE. “Orbit 60 Series offers powerful analytics with enhanced flexibility and scalability, along with a built-in cyber security feature, reducing overall investment cost and giving operators full visibility of a plant.”
“Next-generation industrial systems need to go beyond converging operational technology (OT) and information technology to include robust cybersecurity,” ARC Advisory Group senior analyst, Paula Hollywood said. “With the Orbit 60 Series, Bently Nevada has leveraged its heritage as a technology innovator and has incorporated features needed for a strong future. Orbit 60 Series’ ability to provide a cyber secure device connection within a condition monitoring system provides an added level of confidence for mission critical assets to meet 21st-century safety requirements.”
The new platform is complementary to Bently Nevada’s existing plant-wide offering, including the 3500 platform. The 3500 platform, which has 85,000 racks installed worldwide, will continue to be available as Bently Nevada’s proven condition monitoring platform and will have dedicated long-term service for customers globally.