Making infrastructure smart: From concept to reality – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor

Making infrastructure smart: From concept to reality – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference on November 08, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Operational and maintenance costs of the infrastructure we use on a daily basis are increasing significantly. Also very often we are confronted with delays, congestions or even accidents related to the state of our infrastructure. An optimal solution for this all would be smart structures. These are often talked about, but seldom realized. This presentation will showcase a number of real structures, such as bridges, that are instrumented with various types of sensors and where the sensor data is used in optimization or steering of daily operations. In a subsequent stage these structures will be followed by smart algorithms that will notify the owner or operator when maintenance is required or when things threaten to go South. Continue reading “Making infrastructure smart: From concept to reality – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor”

A single platform to manage maintenance and investments: dream or reality? – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem,Zensor

A single platform to manage maintenance and investments: dream or reality? – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, special edition, 23 May 2017, Messe Düsseldorf Congress Center, Düsseldorf , Germany.

Up until the recent past plant managers were focusing mainly on squeezing the ultimate percent of efficiency out of the operating assets. Processes are improved, supply chains mastered… The supporting infrastructure around however did not always receive the attention it deserved. This resulted in unexpected standstills or product quality issues. New tools are emerging that allow combining optimal efficiency together with maximum availability. Digital methods can convert this into advanced portfolio management. The current presentation will introduce a new health dashboard approach enabling optimal management of investments over the long term. Continue reading “A single platform to manage maintenance and investments: dream or reality? – Presented by Yves Van Ingelgem,Zensor”