IOT remote inspection reaps benefits

IOT savings & operational excellence

IOT remote inspection monitoring, Node-RED development, grafana dashboard, data visualisation programming

IOT remote inspection

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 that would have an impact on the environment; this is beside the daily operational data inputs needed from the 200 odd devices deployed across the campus. Using Node-RED development on an edge gateway, we are able to visualize sensor data – from rain gauges to humidity monitoring, intruder detection, 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 Bluetooth 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 development

The IOT gateway had to, strictly be on-premise as the organization had a no cloud deployment policy due to internal security reasons. We build the solutions using a combination of Ubuntu, Node-RED programming and Django to enable responsive Grafana Dashboard which could be accessed by the supervisors and inspectors on the go.

With the help of Node-RED development tools, the IOT Edge 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 noninvasive solutions

Konne Barbara – the operations manager stresses the need for realtime information. The savings for the organization in fuel costs alone are to the tune of 15000 euros a month; having 10 field trucks to take the inspectors twice a day to collect the data. The Noninvasive Bluetooth 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.

Call us to know more about our IOT remote inspection monitoring solutions to enable oil and gas, telecom, manufacturing, and other sectors to improve efficiency and reduce costs.


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