เกจวัดถังแก๊ส is utilizing Samotics’ AI-driven SAM4 system throughout its submerged pump belongings.
After SAM4 detected a creating fault on this submerged wastewater pump, the pump was lifted for inspection and the Northern Ireland Water team discovered that the claw connecting the pump to the discharge piping was hanging on with just one out of eight bolts.
Initially, the water and sewage providers company selected Samotics to provide steady insight into the health, efficiency and vitality effectivity of its sewage pumps as a part of a pilot. But after early successes in the program, Northern Ireland Water now plans to roll out the SAM4 system to additional websites to further discover all its capabilities across a big selection of pump types and processes.
Ensuring the health of submerged pumps is vital to avoid expensive, disruptive repairs and forestall damaging pollution events. But the distant places of the property can make it hard to accumulate high-quality, high-frequency data. SAM4 analyses the current and voltage indicators of electric-driven motor methods using a way called electrical signature evaluation (ESA). Sensors are put in within the motor management cabinet, rather than on the pump itself, enabling reliable, remote capture of asset health information. The system allows Northern Ireland Water to detect over 90% of growing failures up to five months in advance.
In the months following installation, Samotics detected developing faults in two pumps that would have resulted in the complete failure of these belongings. Through early intervention, Northern Ireland Water successfully resolved issues and prevented estimated direct damage to the pumps of over £44,000. Northern Ireland Water also minimised the risk of potential air pollution events and their important environmental impact.
“We selected Samotics and its SAM4 know-how as it’s straightforward to put in the hardware in our present MCC panels, and because the SAM4 dashboard offers us with plenty of helpful data,” mentioned Paul Foley, M&E field manager at Northern Ireland Water. “For example, SAM4 dropped at my consideration issues with considered one of our submersible pumps located in a busy office carpark. This perception helped me to plan crews, problem notifications and permits, in addition to organise a 25-ton crane, which allowed us to carry and examine the pump on the most optimal time, minimising downtime and maintaining pump resilience.”
Samotics can be enabling Northern Ireland Water to track pump efficiency and effectivity in help of its zero carbon strategy. Using SAM4’s real-time pump efficiency curve and energy monitor, Northern Ireland Water can determine targeted interventions that improve vitality efficiency with a demonstrable return on funding. This contains optimising operational processes to replicate efficiency necessities and replacing pumps with more environment friendly or applicable models to realize cost-savings.
“SAM4 allowed me to construct a CAPEX enterprise case utilizing actual pump data,” mentioned Foley. “This helped us select more appropriate, energy-efficient pumps at our downside web site.”
“We are delighted to be supporting Northern Ireland Water in its pursuit of securing long-term water infrastructure resilience,” mentioned Jasper Hoogeweegen, CEO of Samotics. “With SAM4, the staff can now focus on utilising real-time, data-driven insights to anticipate faults, improve performance and scale back carbon emissions of submerged pumps, enabling long-term reliability and effectivity of its crucial infrastructure.”