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The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply

The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply
The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply
The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply
The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply
The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply
The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply

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Overview
ImageThe Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water SupplyHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemReservoir monitoring in HontominMAAC Machinery Saves 50% of Support Cost Using Remote AccessSmart Water Filtration SystemsMonitoring Unmanned Weather StationsRegulated Parking Management in Santa Barbara D'Oeste, BrazilSmart Agriculture Project Ensures Crops Health and Reduces LossesOil Well Pump Control System
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SnapshotThe Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water SupplyHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemReservoir monitoring in HontominMAAC Machinery Saves 50% of Support Cost Using Remote AccessSmart Water Filtration SystemsMonitoring Unmanned Weather StationsRegulated Parking Management in Santa Barbara D'Oeste, BrazilSmart Agriculture Project Ensures Crops Health and Reduces LossesOil Well Pump Control System
Challenge

Orford, Quebec is home to 3,600 people. The rugged hills surrounding the town complicate the job of supplying water to its residents, businesses and fire protection services.

1) Deliver a connected digital product system to protect and increase the differentiated value of Haemonetics blood and plasma solutions. 2) Improve patient outcomes by increasing the efficiency of blood supply flows. 3) Navigate and satisfy a complex web of global regulatory compliance requirements. 4) Reduce costly and labor-intensive maintenance procedures.

The Spanish Government has launched a CO2 Capture and Storage Program in Hontoman with the aim of developing this technology. This programme's approach is based on the fact that CO2 capture and storage could be an essential part of the solution to achieve substantial global CO2 emission reductions.

MAAC is a corporate situated in Chicago and specialized in manufacturing thermoforming machinery and other companion products. MAAC found out that the automation control technology was the key to succeed in the machinery sector.

Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.

But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.

Unmanned weather stations play an essential role in the effort to analyze and predict the world's ever-changing weather patterns. The unmanned stations collect and store large amounts of weather data and then download the data at regular intervals to a back-end host for analysis and long-term storage. The computing device housed in the weather station must be robust enough to work continuously for long periods of time while exposed to a wide range of temperatures. It should also be able to collect readings from various sensors that use different data transmission protocols, and have the capability to store large amounts of data.

Optimising parking management efficiency is the main challenge of car park operators. Estapar is Brazil's most important car park operator. It needed a solution to simplify parking control, making the work of traffic wardens more efficient and improving the accessibility of vehicles to parking areas. The aim of the project developed for Estapar in Santa Barbara Oeste was to: optimise operating costs, increase the rotation and occupancy of spaces and, therefore, parking revenue, reduce the time spent looking for a parking space and improve the citizen's parking experience.

Traditional agriculture companies have applied for ages the same tools and processes that have become antiquated these days. Most of the organizations that work on the farming sector have realized the great potential that cutting edge technologies have to ease their daily works, reduce losses or improve the yield quantity and also product quality. Wireless sensor networks have opened a wide range in terms of possibilities for farmers and agricultural management organizations. Getting real-time information from different water, soil or air parameters of any field allows taking smart and strategic decisions to save resources and optimize yields.

Naftamatika was looking to develop an oil well pump control system which could optimize oil well operation using only sensors installed on surface equipment.

Solution

Using eWON devices the municipality of Orford can monitor pumps and waters levels in real-time allowing for the collection of valuable data to maximize their system.

Built on Bright Wolf’s Strandz platform and leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage, Haemonetics won IoT Evolution App of the Year in 2015. Through their partnership with Bright Wolf, Haemonetics released HaemoCloud, connecting the blood supply chain from donation to transfusion. The new system works directly with their existing HaemoCommunicator suite – connecting all Haemonetics sensors and devices in order to format and transfer device information, as well as collect and manage operational data, and send it to the AWS cloud. HaemoCloud also integrates with hospital and other institutional information systems to store and share information with relevant hospital and IT staff, creating a seamless data experience for customers. Data collected in HaemoCloud will allow Haemonetics to build preventative maintenance algorithms and provide customers industry-leading device performance. The system’s flexible architecture also enables Haemonetics to take advantage of new market opportunities and grow with new offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the future.

Worldsensing provided 5 Spidernano surface seismic recording units SRU and borehole instrumentation to obtain a clear picture of reservoir behaviour. Monitoring equipment includes temperature and pressure gauges and a U-tube fluid sampling system. Hardware Components - Geophysical instrumentation - In-well pressure gauge - U-tube fluid sampling system

eWON VPN router is the chosen solution for connecting machines. The secure VPN connection that eWON technology provides, offers full integration of IT security standards. eWON’s unique remote access solution allows MAAC to connect to machines in the field with the same ease and flexibility as a machine in their shop.

Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.

The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.

Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).

Protocol Conversion and Front-end Data Processing The data collected by a typical unmanned weather station includes temperature, rainfall and snow accumulation, air pressure, humidity, and ultraviolet intensity. One of the tasks that the UC-7420 unit must handle is protocol conversion, since there is no guarantee that the devices collecting the weather data all use the same protocol. In addition, the UC-7420 can be used to do preliminary data processing before downloading data to the central computer. MOXA's UC-7420 is ideally suited for these tasks, since the user can easily embed a C program that is custom written for the devices used at the station. If future changes involve adding or removing devices, the programmer simply needs to modify the C code, recompile it, and then download the executable program over the network to the UC-7420 unit. Connecting to the Network and the Internet In addition to being programmable, the UC-7420 also offers users an array of connection options. To begin with, data entering the serial ports from attached sensors can be processed and then forwarded through one or both of the dual Ethernet ports to the LAN. One of the serial ports can also be connected to a V.90 or GPRS modem for PPP connections, and a PCMCIA port is available for installing a wireless LAN card for 802.11b/g networks. By including multiple connection options in the UC-7420's design, user's gain the flexibility needed to connect from virtually anywhere. Combinations of connection types can also be used to provide redundancy. For example, if unavoidable network problems cause an interruption in service, the user can connect by modem. CompactFlash Storage Space One of the dilemmas faced when creating a "small" computer is how to provide users with adequate storage space. For unmanned applications, it is best if the storage device does not contain moving parts. Although hard drives may seem to last forever for day-to-day use, we cannot make this assumption for continuous use at remote locations. The UC-7420 overcomes this problem by providing a CompactFlash slot. If needed, flash memory cards with storage capacity of up to several gigabytes can be used to store data until it is convenient to transfer the data to a central computer.

Optimise parking control through a real-time integration of occupancy data captured with the payment information. The sensor information is collected on a built-in parking management web platform where it relates to the data that it receives from the payment systems. It enables real-time control of payment and use of each space, alerting traffic wardens of any violations in real time. Optimisation of time and management of resources. Software Components - ON-STREET PARKING MANAGEMENT

All sensor nodes connect through a meshed wifi network, using WPA2 authentication. Data is sent to the Cloud in intervals that vary from 5 to 15 minutes. The nodes use HTTP to communicate with an on-site gateway. The gateway in turn communicates securely, using TLS1.2, with Agnov8’s cloud based SaaS platform. Agnov8’s multi-tenant SaaS is hosted on AWS Cloud Platform. Through the platform any user can access to each sensor module to review sensor measurement data based on their locations.The raw data captured by the sensors can be downloaded for business intelligence or other research purposes. The platform is being upgraded with new features to notify events by email or SMS to alarm customers.

The Naftamatika WellSim rod pump controller is highly effective, with hardware specifications far exceeding all modern analogue pump controllers. Ovak Technologies developed the software upon technical specification of Naftamatika company. The Naftamatika WellSim controller, based on the NI SingleBoard RIO platform, was programmed using the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and LabVIEW FPGA Module. LabVIEW was chosen because it is easy to use and significantly faster to develop a complicated application with a user-friendly GUI. LabVIEW provides a platform to easily develop and change algorithms. In addition to rod pump control functions, the Naftamatika WellSim controls and monitors the whole system. It provides a complete well simulation based on data obtained from the single universal integrated load and position sensors. This approach is very useful in monitoring well parameters and provides ample opportunities for real-time downhole equipment diagnostics. Such a system is necessary due to oil reserve exhaustion, high cost electric power, and the desire for oil companies to lower the cost of well maintenance and increase labor efficiency. Using the controller, the user can manage the well in manual or automatic mode. Automatic control uses an improved algorithm based on this well model, which is how we achieve the highest accuracy, parameter calculation stability, and maximum pumping unit operating reliability. The controller supports the Modbus Remote Terminal Unit protocol and interacts with XSPOC and other supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. An accelerometer in a weatherproof enclosure takes accurate position measurements on the polished rod (not the modeled position). Internal electronics provide signal conditioning necessary for accurate data acquisition. The load cell sensor is mounted on polished rod. The sensor works on Wheatstone bridge principle with a temperature compensation. Load measurement accuracy is 0.25 percent, and load measurements range from 0 to 22,500 kg/50,000 lb. Technology Deployed: Hardware components - NI Single-Board RIO Software components - LabVIEW Developer Suite - LabVIEW Real-Time Module - LabVIEW FPGA Module - Modbus Library for LabVIEW

Customer

Orford, Quebec

Haemonetics Corporation is the leading global provider of blood and plasma supplies and services. Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.

Spanish Government

MAAC is a corporate situated in Chicago and specialized in manufacturing thermoforming machinery and other companion products.

Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.

Estapar is Brazil’s most important car park operator.

Naftamatika offers modern, efficient, proven solutions for producing oil wells.

Solution TypeIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOT
Solution MaturityCutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
Data Collected
Real-time pumps and water level data
Machine maintenance data, anonymized procedure data, detailed maintenance logs.
Real-time data on CO2 injection, microseismicity, stress, electromagnetic reservoir change
Real-time parking data, including rotation, occupancy, arrival time, departure time
Well parameters and real-time downhole equipment diagnostics.
Supporting Files
Original Full Case Study Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab
Youtube Video ID

Use Cases
Use CasesIntelligent Urban Water Supply ManagementProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Machine Condition MonitoringFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Predictive Maintenance (PdM)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Smart City OperationsProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)

Operational Impact
Impact #1

All reservoirs and wells are better managed and controlled.

Institutional System Integration - Integrated across multiple information systems to share information with hospital and IT staff.

Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of real-time data critical for monitoring the progress of the CO2 injection to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.

Real-time Tracking - The flux of information is delivered in real time and can help troubleshooting the issue or provide a fast solution to customers.

Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions

Multiple connection options for greater networking versatility. Maintenance personnel can monitor from a remote location

Real-time Tracking - The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time.

Reduced human error

Increased Well Production Efficiency - By maintaining optimal formation pressure and continuous operation at minimal speeds (for wells that should not be shut down)

Impact #2

Remote Control - Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.

Edge-based Intelligence - A smart system of devices providing critical operational data for service and support.

Remote Device Diagnostics - Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.

Remote Control - Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.

Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.

Programmability gives system integrators infinite possibilities. No fan, no hard drive design for longer MTBF. CompactFlash slot for adding gigabytes of storage space

Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.

Improving crop yields

Reduced Maintenance Costs - By reducing equipment failure and remote access

Impact #3

Labor Costs Reduction - Labor costs are lowered and time are saved by avoiding towers, radio licensing, and trips to the site.

Complete Business Transformation - Delivers an improved level of care, reduced costs, and traceability across the entire blood value chain.

Communication Uptime - eWON router solve the problem of phone modem delay time.

Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets

End-to-End Service Delivery - Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.

Improved reliability of readings

Optimised Production Capacity - By tapping on the comprehensive data-sets available from all oil wells from the entire oil field using the WellSim system.


Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1

Enable increased number of procedures per facility per day.

The system is able to retrieve high volume samples (>10L sample volume) providing an accurate compositional window on subsurface geochemical conditions.

With eWON, MAAC eliminate 50-70% of support cost, in addition to significantly reducing hours of machine downtime.

Revenue increased by 30%

Instead of once a week, readings are now taken every 15 minutes providing valuable insight into daily, weekly and monthly water quality trends.

35% energy saving in comparison with a pumpoff controller

Benefit #2

Reduced downtime and unexpected maintenance calls.

More than 98% efficiency proved in detecting rotation and occupancy

Total profit from installation of WellSim control stations at 6 wells will be $170,000 after 1 year.

Benefit #3

Increased customer satisfaction.

Full deployment within 2 weeks.

Payback period is 0.23 year.


Technology
HardwareeWON Cosy - Industrial VPN RouterSpidernano Passive Seismic Recording UniteWON Cosy - Industrial VPN RouterU-Spot Wireless Parking SensorU-Box Sensor Network ControllerU-Flag Sensor Network Repeater
SoftwareAmazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Amazon Route 53Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)Bright Wolf Strandz Enterprise IoT Application PlatformAWS CloudAyla Networks IoT PlatformU-AdminU-BaseAWS Cloud
Tech PartnersAmazon Web ServicesNational Instruments

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Gateways
Devices & Equipment
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency

Overview
ImageThe Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water SupplyHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemReservoir monitoring in HontominMAAC Machinery Saves 50% of Support Cost Using Remote AccessSmart Water Filtration SystemsMonitoring Unmanned Weather StationsRegulated Parking Management in Santa Barbara D'Oeste, BrazilSmart Agriculture Project Ensures Crops Health and Reduces LossesOil Well Pump Control System
Verified Vendor
SnapshotThe Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water SupplyHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemReservoir monitoring in HontominMAAC Machinery Saves 50% of Support Cost Using Remote AccessSmart Water Filtration SystemsMonitoring Unmanned Weather StationsRegulated Parking Management in Santa Barbara D'Oeste, BrazilSmart Agriculture Project Ensures Crops Health and Reduces LossesOil Well Pump Control System
Challenge

Orford, Quebec is home to 3,600 people. The rugged hills surrounding the town complicate the job of supplying water to its residents, businesses and fire protection services.

1) Deliver a connected digital product system to protect and increase the differentiated value of Haemonetics blood and plasma solutions. 2) Improve patient outcomes by increasing the efficiency of blood supply flows. 3) Navigate and satisfy a complex web of global regulatory compliance requirements. 4) Reduce costly and labor-intensive maintenance procedures.

The Spanish Government has launched a CO2 Capture and Storage Program in Hontoman with the aim of developing this technology. This programme's approach is based on the fact that CO2 capture and storage could be an essential part of the solution to achieve substantial global CO2 emission reductions.

MAAC is a corporate situated in Chicago and specialized in manufacturing thermoforming machinery and other companion products. MAAC found out that the automation control technology was the key to succeed in the machinery sector.

Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.

But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.

Unmanned weather stations play an essential role in the effort to analyze and predict the world's ever-changing weather patterns. The unmanned stations collect and store large amounts of weather data and then download the data at regular intervals to a back-end host for analysis and long-term storage. The computing device housed in the weather station must be robust enough to work continuously for long periods of time while exposed to a wide range of temperatures. It should also be able to collect readings from various sensors that use different data transmission protocols, and have the capability to store large amounts of data.

Optimising parking management efficiency is the main challenge of car park operators. Estapar is Brazil's most important car park operator. It needed a solution to simplify parking control, making the work of traffic wardens more efficient and improving the accessibility of vehicles to parking areas. The aim of the project developed for Estapar in Santa Barbara Oeste was to: optimise operating costs, increase the rotation and occupancy of spaces and, therefore, parking revenue, reduce the time spent looking for a parking space and improve the citizen's parking experience.

Traditional agriculture companies have applied for ages the same tools and processes that have become antiquated these days. Most of the organizations that work on the farming sector have realized the great potential that cutting edge technologies have to ease their daily works, reduce losses or improve the yield quantity and also product quality. Wireless sensor networks have opened a wide range in terms of possibilities for farmers and agricultural management organizations. Getting real-time information from different water, soil or air parameters of any field allows taking smart and strategic decisions to save resources and optimize yields.

Naftamatika was looking to develop an oil well pump control system which could optimize oil well operation using only sensors installed on surface equipment.

Solution

Using eWON devices the municipality of Orford can monitor pumps and waters levels in real-time allowing for the collection of valuable data to maximize their system.

Built on Bright Wolf’s Strandz platform and leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage, Haemonetics won IoT Evolution App of the Year in 2015. Through their partnership with Bright Wolf, Haemonetics released HaemoCloud, connecting the blood supply chain from donation to transfusion. The new system works directly with their existing HaemoCommunicator suite – connecting all Haemonetics sensors and devices in order to format and transfer device information, as well as collect and manage operational data, and send it to the AWS cloud. HaemoCloud also integrates with hospital and other institutional information systems to store and share information with relevant hospital and IT staff, creating a seamless data experience for customers. Data collected in HaemoCloud will allow Haemonetics to build preventative maintenance algorithms and provide customers industry-leading device performance. The system’s flexible architecture also enables Haemonetics to take advantage of new market opportunities and grow with new offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the future.

Worldsensing provided 5 Spidernano surface seismic recording units SRU and borehole instrumentation to obtain a clear picture of reservoir behaviour. Monitoring equipment includes temperature and pressure gauges and a U-tube fluid sampling system. Hardware Components - Geophysical instrumentation - In-well pressure gauge - U-tube fluid sampling system

eWON VPN router is the chosen solution for connecting machines. The secure VPN connection that eWON technology provides, offers full integration of IT security standards. eWON’s unique remote access solution allows MAAC to connect to machines in the field with the same ease and flexibility as a machine in their shop.

Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.

The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.

Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).

Protocol Conversion and Front-end Data Processing The data collected by a typical unmanned weather station includes temperature, rainfall and snow accumulation, air pressure, humidity, and ultraviolet intensity. One of the tasks that the UC-7420 unit must handle is protocol conversion, since there is no guarantee that the devices collecting the weather data all use the same protocol. In addition, the UC-7420 can be used to do preliminary data processing before downloading data to the central computer. MOXA's UC-7420 is ideally suited for these tasks, since the user can easily embed a C program that is custom written for the devices used at the station. If future changes involve adding or removing devices, the programmer simply needs to modify the C code, recompile it, and then download the executable program over the network to the UC-7420 unit. Connecting to the Network and the Internet In addition to being programmable, the UC-7420 also offers users an array of connection options. To begin with, data entering the serial ports from attached sensors can be processed and then forwarded through one or both of the dual Ethernet ports to the LAN. One of the serial ports can also be connected to a V.90 or GPRS modem for PPP connections, and a PCMCIA port is available for installing a wireless LAN card for 802.11b/g networks. By including multiple connection options in the UC-7420's design, user's gain the flexibility needed to connect from virtually anywhere. Combinations of connection types can also be used to provide redundancy. For example, if unavoidable network problems cause an interruption in service, the user can connect by modem. CompactFlash Storage Space One of the dilemmas faced when creating a "small" computer is how to provide users with adequate storage space. For unmanned applications, it is best if the storage device does not contain moving parts. Although hard drives may seem to last forever for day-to-day use, we cannot make this assumption for continuous use at remote locations. The UC-7420 overcomes this problem by providing a CompactFlash slot. If needed, flash memory cards with storage capacity of up to several gigabytes can be used to store data until it is convenient to transfer the data to a central computer.

Optimise parking control through a real-time integration of occupancy data captured with the payment information. The sensor information is collected on a built-in parking management web platform where it relates to the data that it receives from the payment systems. It enables real-time control of payment and use of each space, alerting traffic wardens of any violations in real time. Optimisation of time and management of resources. Software Components - ON-STREET PARKING MANAGEMENT

All sensor nodes connect through a meshed wifi network, using WPA2 authentication. Data is sent to the Cloud in intervals that vary from 5 to 15 minutes. The nodes use HTTP to communicate with an on-site gateway. The gateway in turn communicates securely, using TLS1.2, with Agnov8’s cloud based SaaS platform. Agnov8’s multi-tenant SaaS is hosted on AWS Cloud Platform. Through the platform any user can access to each sensor module to review sensor measurement data based on their locations.The raw data captured by the sensors can be downloaded for business intelligence or other research purposes. The platform is being upgraded with new features to notify events by email or SMS to alarm customers.

The Naftamatika WellSim rod pump controller is highly effective, with hardware specifications far exceeding all modern analogue pump controllers. Ovak Technologies developed the software upon technical specification of Naftamatika company. The Naftamatika WellSim controller, based on the NI SingleBoard RIO platform, was programmed using the LabVIEW Real-Time Module and LabVIEW FPGA Module. LabVIEW was chosen because it is easy to use and significantly faster to develop a complicated application with a user-friendly GUI. LabVIEW provides a platform to easily develop and change algorithms. In addition to rod pump control functions, the Naftamatika WellSim controls and monitors the whole system. It provides a complete well simulation based on data obtained from the single universal integrated load and position sensors. This approach is very useful in monitoring well parameters and provides ample opportunities for real-time downhole equipment diagnostics. Such a system is necessary due to oil reserve exhaustion, high cost electric power, and the desire for oil companies to lower the cost of well maintenance and increase labor efficiency. Using the controller, the user can manage the well in manual or automatic mode. Automatic control uses an improved algorithm based on this well model, which is how we achieve the highest accuracy, parameter calculation stability, and maximum pumping unit operating reliability. The controller supports the Modbus Remote Terminal Unit protocol and interacts with XSPOC and other supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. An accelerometer in a weatherproof enclosure takes accurate position measurements on the polished rod (not the modeled position). Internal electronics provide signal conditioning necessary for accurate data acquisition. The load cell sensor is mounted on polished rod. The sensor works on Wheatstone bridge principle with a temperature compensation. Load measurement accuracy is 0.25 percent, and load measurements range from 0 to 22,500 kg/50,000 lb. Technology Deployed: Hardware components - NI Single-Board RIO Software components - LabVIEW Developer Suite - LabVIEW Real-Time Module - LabVIEW FPGA Module - Modbus Library for LabVIEW

Customer

Orford, Quebec

Haemonetics Corporation is the leading global provider of blood and plasma supplies and services. Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.

Spanish Government

MAAC is a corporate situated in Chicago and specialized in manufacturing thermoforming machinery and other companion products.

Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.

Estapar is Brazil’s most important car park operator.

Naftamatika offers modern, efficient, proven solutions for producing oil wells.

Solution TypeIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOTIOT
Solution MaturityCutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
Data Collected
Real-time pumps and water level data
Machine maintenance data, anonymized procedure data, detailed maintenance logs.
Real-time data on CO2 injection, microseismicity, stress, electromagnetic reservoir change
Real-time parking data, including rotation, occupancy, arrival time, departure time
Well parameters and real-time downhole equipment diagnostics.
Supporting Files
Original Full Case Study Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab
Youtube Video ID

Use Cases
Use CasesIntelligent Urban Water Supply ManagementProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Machine Condition MonitoringFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Predictive Maintenance (PdM)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Smart City OperationsProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)

Operational Impact
Impact #1

All reservoirs and wells are better managed and controlled.

Institutional System Integration - Integrated across multiple information systems to share information with hospital and IT staff.

Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of real-time data critical for monitoring the progress of the CO2 injection to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.

Real-time Tracking - The flux of information is delivered in real time and can help troubleshooting the issue or provide a fast solution to customers.

Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions

Multiple connection options for greater networking versatility. Maintenance personnel can monitor from a remote location

Real-time Tracking - The location of individuals and assets can be identified in near real-time.

Reduced human error

Increased Well Production Efficiency - By maintaining optimal formation pressure and continuous operation at minimal speeds (for wells that should not be shut down)

Impact #2

Remote Control - Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.

Edge-based Intelligence - A smart system of devices providing critical operational data for service and support.

Remote Device Diagnostics - Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.

Remote Control - Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.

Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.

Programmability gives system integrators infinite possibilities. No fan, no hard drive design for longer MTBF. CompactFlash slot for adding gigabytes of storage space

Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.

Improving crop yields

Reduced Maintenance Costs - By reducing equipment failure and remote access

Impact #3

Labor Costs Reduction - Labor costs are lowered and time are saved by avoiding towers, radio licensing, and trips to the site.

Complete Business Transformation - Delivers an improved level of care, reduced costs, and traceability across the entire blood value chain.

Communication Uptime - eWON router solve the problem of phone modem delay time.

Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets

End-to-End Service Delivery - Deeper integration of information across departments and business units improves internal collaboration and end-to-end customer service.

Improved reliability of readings

Optimised Production Capacity - By tapping on the comprehensive data-sets available from all oil wells from the entire oil field using the WellSim system.


Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1

Enable increased number of procedures per facility per day.

The system is able to retrieve high volume samples (>10L sample volume) providing an accurate compositional window on subsurface geochemical conditions.

With eWON, MAAC eliminate 50-70% of support cost, in addition to significantly reducing hours of machine downtime.

Revenue increased by 30%

Instead of once a week, readings are now taken every 15 minutes providing valuable insight into daily, weekly and monthly water quality trends.

35% energy saving in comparison with a pumpoff controller

Benefit #2

Reduced downtime and unexpected maintenance calls.

More than 98% efficiency proved in detecting rotation and occupancy

Total profit from installation of WellSim control stations at 6 wells will be $170,000 after 1 year.

Benefit #3

Increased customer satisfaction.

Full deployment within 2 weeks.

Payback period is 0.23 year.


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