A new feature is the ability to combine three distinct types of operational data into Navigator: maintenance data, typically sourced from the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS); asset data, like the make and model of installed
equipment, the individual parts, and service schedules; and performance data, such as comfort levels, and energy and CO2 consumption.
"By connecting these disparate data sets, in sum they become more powerful. With this knowledge and the help of analytics built into Navigator, we're able to offer a wide range of services which proactively reduce maintenance and energy spending while improving building conditions and reducing the risk of equipment failures," says Peter Halliday, Global Head, Building Performance and Sustainability. As a result, a new way of managing maintenance in buildings has opened up, which Siemens covers through its Energy and Asset Performance Services offerings. With this data-driven maintenance approach, studies have shown that there is 35 to 45 percent less downtime. In addition, repair costs can sink by 45 percent, replacement costs by 35 percent and downtime costs by 10 percent. Furthermore, with Navigator maintenance efforts can be better directed. For example, when work orders are initiated, they include a list of what tools and parts are necessary to complete a job.
Another advantage is higher tenant satisfaction. Plus, asset dependability as a whole increases because root causes are addressed instead of symptoms. Finally, building operators stand to save money: with reduced operational expenditures called OPEX (Operational expenditures) for maintenance and energy consumption, and improved decision making based on actual capital expenditures called CAPEX (Capital expenditures), savings in energy and maintenance costs can amount up to 30 percent.
The data used by Navigator has even more potential, because it can also be fed via highly secure channels into MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens. An example of what's possible: Building data from Navigator can be paired with specific environmental data, such as for air-borne dust particles. The results are displayed in a dashboard, which operators can act upon to ensure the comfort and safety of building occupants. By leveraging the asset, maintenance and performance data from Navigator, dashboards and apps can be created, which in turn fulfills customer requests for flexible solutions.
Additionally, Siemens can now offer the ability to bring together building data with transportation data and grid data. For cities that would mean that a mayor can now make better decisions regarding the city's infrastructure through a data-driven and comprehensive approach. As time goes on, more and more dashboards and apps will be created with MindSphere to help customers to more effectively address their core-business needs.
In a survey by independent research and consulting firm Verdantix, Siemens was recently ranked as the no. 1 preferred brand for software and services that optimize energy, maintenance and facility operations. Find out more here: https://www.siemens.com/global/en/home/products/buildings/contact/smart-building-technology-global-survey-2018.html
Four new Energy and Asset Performance Services are available and can be combined or customized for a tailored approach to any building. They are:
- CloudFIMs (Cloud Facility Improvement Measures)
- CloudOps (Cloud Operations)
- Maintenance Strategy Analysis
- Predictive Maintenance Analytics
Total Energy Management is a comprehensive approach to energy services and projects that ensures you consume only the energy that is absolutely necessary; purchase energy at a fair price; generate and store energy on-site; and continuously improve through data-driven analysis. Find out how Navigator is enabling Total Energy Management:https://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/buildings/energy-sustainability/total-energy-management/analyze-to-optimize.html
MindSphere connects products, plants, systems and machines to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) with advanced analytics. Find out more:https://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/software/mindsphere.html
For further information on the Building Technologies Division, please see www.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies