The inspection protocol app challenge by RWE

Obtain information about the condition of power plant components in a standardised and structured way.
Keywords: app, visual inspection, inspection protocol, picture analysis, inspection data management, standardised information, energy industry, power plants

Power plants consists of different components, e.g. air preheater. Every component is checked regularly during overhauls and inspections. Information about the condition of the component, like pictures, are collected during an inspection round through the power plant and stored manually on a drive in a more or less unstructured and inconsistent way.

The aim is to guide our team with a digital solution to generate standardised component information (incl. text and pictures), which enables new opportunities in the future regarding fast analysis of component condition over time. The solution should simplify the work of our inspection team, increase efficiency and transparency and make collected information (time/place/comments/pictures) easily available.

RWE Generation SE

RWE Generation SE is part of the RWE Group and headquartered in Essen, Germany.

The RWE Group, with its almost 60.000 employees, is one of the leading suppliers of electricity and gas in Europe, covering all stages of the energy value chain: energy production from gas, lignite, nuclear, coal and renewables as well as energy trading, distribution and supply. The Group’s major markets are Germany, the UK, the Benelux region and Eastern Europe. In renewables the regional footprint is larger and includes countries like Spain, Italy and the USA.