by Engineering Consultants Group, Inc

Real-time anomaly detection and diagnostic reasoning software.

Solution Overview

ECG's Predict-It anomaly detection software monitors the real-time health of assets. As utilities transition to condition-based maintenance practices over scheduled maintenance, Predict-It ensures that plant equipment is running as intended, negating the need for time-based maintenance strategies. With early indication, Predict-It ensures equipment is running at peak efficiency during extended maintenance intervals. As long as measurements can be communicated to an OSIsoft PI System, Predict-It can address and analyze it.

With Predict-It, users are capable of identifying both the most obvious and subtle problems which might otherwise go unnoticed. Early warning enables condition based maintenance which makes it possible to devote a greater percentage of downtime to corrective repair activities rather than troubleshooting or unnecessary inspections. The solution has the ability to use real-time data to calculate an expected relationship among variables and alarm at the onset of developing issues, eliminating failures that could lead to expensive forced outages. It continuously provides the foresight and advanced warning to perform necessary maintenance before these problems compromise operating results.

Solution Approach

Increase the reliability of your plant assets and keep it operating at its optimal standard with Predict-It. ECG’s Predict-It software can be applied to any equipment or OEM machine that streams operational data to the OSIsoft PI System. Individual asset behavior is modeled from prior history contained in the PI Data Archive. Minor changes in asset variables are detected and communicated through the software. This has proven helpful to users in the Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Chemical Processing, and Pipeline Monitoring.

Supporting Documents



  • Early warning and fault detection moves maintenance practices from reactive to proactive, reducing downtime and damage to critical equipment
  • Highest value, lowest cost APR solution available in the industry
  • Software models can easily be configured by subject matter experts
  • Anomaly detection through unique asset models based on prior running history improves availability and reliability


  • OSIsoft PI System compatibility
  • ECG Support and Services

PI System Requirements

PI System version 3.4.390 or later, PSA Server

Solution Type

Advanced Analytics, Condition Based Maintenance, Data Aggregation, Data Validation, Downtime Tracking, Process Optimization, Vibration Monitoring, Visualization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Material
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Data Center
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Engineering Services
  • Facilities
  • Food & Beverages
  • Government
  • Information Technology

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Evaluate Quality, Increase Asset Health & Uptime


Applications for the PI System