Isotat II        



The Group of Technology of Information (IT) will provide services of software engineering for both internal and external sectors. Internally, the IT personnel will integrate the other groups to provide support for the software development, applications and simulators as the projects request.

Externally, the IT group works directly with the customers project and build complete software and interfaces systems that satisfy the requirements.

The IT professionals and teams will be diverse as the projects. The group will include the scientists of scientific computation and simulation, Engineers, Electronic and Electric Engineers, Software developers, interface designers, 3D virtual simulators designers and Web applications developers.

The range competences of software implementation use languages like C/C++, Java, HTML, ASP, for hardware implementation that uses analogical and digital information, controls, and sensors. This multi-disciplinary base enables the IT group to execute complete systems development.

The Automation Intelligent system uses methodologies of software engineering in state-of-art to develop safe and flexible software systems for microcomputers, mainframe, client-server, and adapt Internet. The expert team in complete software development will include analysis of requisitions and definition, specifications of superior level architecture of systems and detailed design, code, integration, test, and user support.

Digital data portal - In reason that data come from any digital industrial connected equipment, most of the protocols are supported, as well as traditional I/O and equipment sensor, developed and registered in an understanding image (state backup) within plant real-time.

The Instruments of industrial Monitoring represent exclusively additional reference information that represents a cost-effective application using database service type ASP. An Industrial Guide demands ASP or other service of advanced database and a broadband connection to distribute the whole package of information related to the characteristics of industrial plant components and components performance, maintenance information, historical, etc.

The ICMA Industrial Monitoring systems can be used with any series of sensor to monitor industrial equipment. These include sensor of gas pressure, temperature probes, and current monitor for auxiliary circuits and trip circuits.

Decomposing complex systems for agents along their physical and logical limits, will offer many potential advantages, as extensibility for third parts through new agents' introduction in the system, improvement of Interoperability among different types of applications, reduction of costs, increasing improvement of quality of solutions due to specialization, and better maintenance capacity, due to limited association prognostics among autonomous components. Application of ICMA as an original modeling, a pattern problem-solution, and a model of software engineering.

Intelligent Monitoring Methods Development means that points of data will be monitored and processed locally in their subsystem of industrial guide that will filter the data for several algorithms of predictive maintenance while alerting the designated personnel whenever are predicted problems or imminent breakdowns. Intelligent Industrial Monitoring is an optimization component member of our maintenance platform.

The development of the system will provide authoring documents design (computer systems that allow the incorporation and manipulation of several different medias), incorporating monitoring, reports, storage and recovery of data, besides tools for automatically define the accomplishment of operations.




The networks-based system will distribute instructions of intelligent monitoring for the company, decision-support, training and direct tools for the base of the job position, installed in the computer screens.

Inclusion in the project-proposal of advanced level of industrial simulation and on-line programming, maintenance logistics and management, traffic simulation, signal control and routing, control modeling and analysis for safety, according to the installed components and a components program.






Development of e-Maintenance applications as maintenance activity and service, leaning on digital information and communication systems and on the processing tools of digital information and devices:

¤ To develop data gathering for operations management, exploring and sharing information in real time

¤ To gather and manage knowledge, accelerating the management of transactional decisions, and finally improving the service quality of products and facilities.

¤ To develop and to exploit Internet and computer sciences tools to improve the maintenance operation and systems of support maintenance service.

¤ To establish a strategy of preventive maintenance based on age of components, to improve the maintenance process, with decision-making in real-time.

¤ To model the interactive activities management of maintenance and production for an integrated management crucial to guarantee equipments availability.

¤ To create a continue improvement maintenance program based on multi-criteria approaches with application in the second phase, for decision-making more systematically, thanks to the computers performance understanding the problem of classification of production facilities by group of priorities. A classification of the equipments can be automatically defined in accordance with the order of importance for the company. The e-maintenance software will have to consider this classification for real-time scheduling.

¤ To integrate the systems (planning in the first phase and integration in the second phase) of decision-making using the new tools as effective tools to complement the human processes.

¤ Planning development to improve the fluency of information and as well to improve machines maintenance time and action on the reaction time of troubleshooting.

¤ Development of program to reduce maintenance operations cost, while improving the service quality. Aims at improving the relationship of cost/availability of the equipment.



Corrective | Preventive | Predictive

Establishment of management system of maintenance strategies at system level:

The corrective strategy (or repair strategy) corresponds to the first approach to maintenance, it acts after the occurrence and disarrangement discovery, a breakdown, a malfunction or a failure.

The preventive strategy proposes intervening before the breakdown happens. It follows the protection principle anticipating to the disarrangement, while knowing the process and the laws of components degradation. This strategy should be based on predetermined dates (periodic maintenance) of the company or in the parameters of values of equipment performance (conditional maintenance). The project will be improved through:

¤ First Phase–Audit and project of use of satisfactory indicators of malfunction prediction, analyses of tendencies or probabilistic evaluations of the state of degradation of components.

¤ To enable an approach of more flexible maintenance management activities, and to create conditions to allow the remote monitoring, which is at basis of the e-Maintenance concept.

The predictive strategy - Design in the first phase program for the advanced maintenance approach establishment (second phase) - predictive maintenance:

¤ To identify the parameters for establishing the probabilistic behavior and degradation models, as well as complete analyses in the case of intermittent breakdown or fugitive breakdowns.
¤ To establishes methodologies for the use of measurement technologies and automatic identification and monitoring techniques, as well as advanced analysis methods of system, reliability and data.
¤ To establish strategy, with the assistance of the facilities owners experts who have the best knowledge about the components operation, for predictive maintenance and degradation probability through the whole product lifecycle.
¤ To adapt the organization creating decentralized supervision and maintenance cells, with a center of expertise and support, while sharing technical data, economical data and knowledge.
¤ To develop monitoring program for safe operation of the assets during their local utilization while enabling diagnosis and prognosis through assets’ lifecycle.







  • Integrated remote information system enabling outsourcing of support services

  • Interchanges and sharing of execution information with decision-support, as well as assuring interoperability among databases, monitoring software modules, diagnosis, forecast, technicians and managers.

  • To establish a program to improve the use of Information and Communication Technologies for industrial services management (production, maintenance, diagnosis, prognostic, etc.) in terms of information.

  • To establish a program to install functions of the system of lifecycle information flow and management, designated “infotronic system” including automatic identification functions, projected in accordance with the e-Maintenance concepts, incorporating architecture of a system of information strongly communicative, federative, open and safe, incorporating advanced and intelligent technologies within an “Integrated Information System of Industrial Support Services.




Audit development in the first phase and project for application of basic elements of e-Maintenance system including digital technology components (infotronics) for gathering and processing operation data (machines and managed facilities), as well as an integrated information system:

  • To develop the tools using the traditional communication networks and the Internet technologies, and the interface software that integrates into the Web.
  • To develop a plan for application (second phase) of Web integrated simulation and animation technologies including an important increment of participation in the remote enabled functions of decision-making. The group of these components intervenes in the lifecycle information flow chain, in support of the whole decision-making of the management process, from the facilities monitoring and the supervision to the maintenance management activities support services.
  • Management of the information flow of in the Distributed Diagnosis & Systems of Maintenance (DDMS), being foreseen the project in the first phase and implantation in the second phase, containing the essential functions summarized as follows:

    • Obtain precedent information on degradation state
    • Obtain updated and on-line documentation during the maintenance interventions
    • Obtain information multimedia for collaborative diagnosis aid to decision-making.
    • Support in real time the interaction with experts for the remote diagnosis assistance
    • Support to remote cooperative decision in the complex situations
    • Support to distance training in the cases of new or rare interventions
    • Support to knowledge and capitalization of experiences relative to the facilities
    • Program of interventions in accordance with the equipment degradation state
    • Optimize of stock of spare parts and intervention resources
    • Optimize the management of the maintenance activities and the facilities availability.


Contributions from:

Research Project " Intelligent Maintenance Systems and Remote Management of Distributed Facilities" K. Adjallah

Refs: project PROMISE FP6 507100 and IMS 01008: integrated as technology transfer - EPFL

Seções Principais Domínios Pesquisa Industrial Tecnologias Projetos Materiais Informações