EDSA has been awarded its third patent in the past 90 days from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
This most recent patent is for the real-time system monitoring and predictive analysis technology within EDSA’s Paladin Live facility and energy management software. Entitled Systems and Methods for Real-Time System Monitoring and Predictive Analysis, the patent describes Paladin Live’s ability to diagnose the reliability and energy efficiency of complex electrical power infrastructure in real-time; armed with this information, site operators are given the insight they need to optimize facility performance and pre-empt costly downtime, maintenance, or repairs.
The Paladin Live system achieves these benefits using what the company calls “model-based diagnostics,” consisting of a data acquisition component, a virtual system model, and an analytics engine. The data acquisition component is networked to real-time measurements of data output from various sources. Paladin Live has the ability to obtain the real time data from existing systems from industry-leading management systems including the OSIsoft, PI System, Square D SMS, Siemens Apogee, Eaton Foreseer, Honeywell Niagra Framework and Johnson Controls Metasys or directly to discrete sensors or intelligent meters. The virtual system model is configured to generate a predicted data output for these data sources; and the analytics engine is coupled to the real time data and the virtual system model. Working together, these components continually monitor and analyze the difference between the real-time data output and the predicted data output.