IOT savings & operational excellence
Our client is a leading power generation company based out of Bavaria (Germany). Having a 100 acre region where the plant and machinery are located. The stringent EU law stipulates close monitoring or critical factors which would have an impact on the environment ; this is besides the daily operational data inputs needed from the 200 odd devices deployed across the campus. From rain gauges to humidity monitoring, intruder detention, inspection vehicle tracking, people movement within the zones, transmission gears, repeaters, underground cables, water and gas pipelines, movement of spare parts etc.
Our IOT remote inspection solution comprised of deployment of over 500 IOT sensor devices, integrating an IOT gateway and building the interactive dashboard which helped considerably in remote monitoring, thus the functions cut down the time and efforts spend in sending people over to numerous locations within the campus to collect the manual data.
IOT gateway using Node-RED
The IOT gateway had to, strictly be on premise as the organisation had a no cloud deployment policy due to internal security reasons. We build the solutions using a combination of Ubuntu, Node-RED and Drupal 8 to enable responsive interface which could be accessed by the supervisors and inspectors on the go.
The IOT gateway was installed on a low powered INTEL NUC device and the software provided the basic needs for device management, rules for e.mail and push message alerts, data output to labview and an API to integrate operational data on to SAP.
IOT remote monitoring non invasive solutions
Konne Barbara – the operations manager stresses the need for realtime information. The savings for the organisation in fuel costs alone is to the tune of 15000 euros a month ; having 10 field trucks to take the inspectors twice a day to collect the data. The Non invasive IOT sensors were deployed with little efforts and the device autonomy ensured low cost of maintenance.
The IOT remote inspection solution has helped the firm save thousands of Euros through reduced operational costs, improved accuracy and realtime time information. The city council to whom the firm supplier power on a 24 x 7 basis has a service level agreement to ensure 99.2% uptime, apart from the planned maintenance.
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