Digital in six months with BCAP

June 11, 2018

  • Bilfinger presents innovative solution for fast digitalization of industrial plants
  • Short amortization period addresses needs of small and mid-sized companies

Digitalization is gaining momentum in the process industry, and Bilfinger is at the forefront of this development. With BCAP (Bilfinger Connected Asset Performance), the industrial services provider has created a comprehensive solution to digitalize the operating processes of industrial plants. BCAP can be implemented quickly and easily. BCAP is a very economical solution, generally paying for itself already in the first year.

"Our concept is unique in the industry. It offers small and mid-sized companies in particular an easy path to the Industry 4.0 era", says Franz Braun, Chief Digital Officer at Bilfinger. "With BCAP, we make companies ready for digitalization in only six months."

With BCAP, maintenance costs can be reduced by up to 30 percent. It also reduces the number of unforeseen plant malfunctions significantly. Depending on the industry, unplanned downtime can be reduced by up to 25 percent. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) can be increased by up to 15 percent by means of data analytics and improved planning. Different service packages tailor BCAP to the specific needs of the users and expand it step by step if required.

BCAP collects all key operating data in a cloud-based platform. Information from engineering, operation and maintenance flows into the platform in a coordinated form, making it possible to carry out a targeted evaluation. Data sources include the process control system, the production planning and sensors used to monitor the plant. With the help of BCAP, these previously separate data silos are linked and subjected to an intelligent analysis. The longer the analyses are performed, the more precise are the conclusions that can be drawn in terms of cause and effect. This means that potential malfunctions are easier to anticipate and unplanned downtimes can be reduced. Maintenance is thus increasingly forward-looking, with the much larger data basis serving as a foundation for this step.