From sensor data to integrity management
Asset management requires mastering all essential components
Sensor selection and monitoring scheme
Deriving valuable insights from a monitoring system starts with defining the phenomena to follow, selecting the right sensors, measurement conditions and integrating all in an intelligent framework.
Installation & Commissioning
From concept to reality
After the engineering phase plans are translated in reality: cabinets are built, the full system is tested and subsequently installed on the structure. After a final verification on the spot (SAT) the monitoring system is launched.
Ready to turn data into knowledge
Data is continuously streaming in from individual setups as well as external sources. Structuring and cleaning the data sets is an essential prerequisite to allow for a profound analysis afterwards.
From numbers to insights
Using algorithms based on physics as well as big data approaches the story behind the data is unveiled. Using dashboards and periodic reports the owner or operator is informed about the present state, calls to action are proposed and risk factors are quantified.
How do we do things?
Data acquisition starts here
In its monitoring solutions Zensor uses both off the shelf sensors (accelerations, deformations, temperatures, displacements, dissolved species...) as well as in-house developed sensor types (PermaZen for corrosion activity of immersed and underground structures and IntegriZen, an in-situ sensor for the follow-up of concrete integrity).
To cloud or not to cloud...
This concept receives the required attention. Integrity of the data and robustness of the data stream are of major importance. Individual units can be maintained from remote, avoiding the need for physical intervention. Regarding data management Zensor can accommodate specific customer needs. The data management system can run on a cloud-based system as well as on dedicated hardware hosted at the customer's premises.
Not just 'Big Data'
Industrial infrastructure and installations often are great engineering achievements. They result in complex interactions between components and materials and their behaviour. A simple trending of temperatures or binning of conditions will not result in a level of understanding that can bring real added value. A thorough understanding of materials science, dynamics and chemistry translated into robust algorithms is required to identify, explain and predict the behaviour of the structure.
Where are you working?
Zensor gets noticed!
MIT Innovators Under 35
MIT Technology Review, Belgium, 2015
Zensor was awarded the Innovator Under 35 recognition in 2015 during an award ceremony in Brussels.
Rising Star of the Blue Economy
European Commission, Hamburg, Germany, 2016
Zensor was elected as the Rising Star of the Blue Economy by the European Commission in 2016 (DG Maritime). This award supports Zensor's innovative offering for the offshore wind as well as wave and tidal industries.