How DATOMS helped Client to reduce their Operational Expense by Using Diesel Generator Monitoring System.

Diesel Generator Monitoring

Problem Definition

Diesel Generator (DG) set is an essential item found in Industrial building, commercial complexes and residential apartment, used as backup power source to provide continuous power supply. In maximum cases the DG set turns on when the power back up is needed and there is no constant monitoring of the performance of the DG. Without real-time monitoring and maintenance of the generator deployed in the field can be a time consuming and costly affair.

The client is a reputed supplier of Mahindra & Cummins DG set for sale and maintenances of other diesel generators across PAN India. The client presented us the challenge such as

  • No proper track when the fuel gets filled? how much fuel get filled? is there any fuel pilferage? Is there any fuel got theft during operation? How much time it will run in the available fuel?
  • When DG get shut in abrupt manner, they need to send the service engineer to check what exactly the issue due to which it got shutdown and it’s a very time-consuming process.
  • All the activities such as ON/OFF, Fuel fill, run hour are being maintain of Log book and whenever they need to analyses those data it’s very difficult for them to analyses.
  • Unable to track the maintenance schedule of the DG such as when the genset schedule service has been done and what was the next due date.
  • Due to all these operations they thought that they are spending so much manpower, time for the operation and its hamper their finance.

Our Approach:

The proposal was to go for an IOT based cloud system that receives all the critical parameters from the DGs sensors through a gateway device on real-time basis and upstream this to a Cloud. This data is visually presented in a dashboard to the operator in a platform, which can be triggered into action for a schedule maintenance and predict any impending failures.

DATOMS-DG Monitoring-Architecture

DG Monitoring solution provides end to end solution in a quick and efficient way that can provide remote monitoring and management of the generators.  The Parameters were given to be monitored from the DG includes Load, Running hours, Fuel usage, Coolant level, Engine parameters, and Battery status.

Gateway Device:

The TraDE gateway used for data accusation from the DG set and transmission of these value in real-time basis to the DATOMS Cloud Platform in an encrypted format. The core functionality of the Gateway device is Connectivity, Hardware interface and Middleware component for the Cloud Platform.

Datoms Platform:

Platform will visualize the parameters such as Fuel Volume, Engine run state, Engine Run Hours, Fuel Consumption Rate, Coolant level, Energy etc. in a real-time basis. These readings provide a complete picture of what is happening inside the DG and helps client in a very comprehensive way for analysis and taking precautionary action. This helps to improve the performance of the generator significantly and also reduces the maintenance cost of the client.

Features:

  • Field Generator Management: helps to analyses the Realtime data of each generators.
  • Report Management: helps to find the archive data for the analysis.
  • Report Management: helps to find the archive data for the analysis.
  • Alert Management: helps to create own alert setting.
  • Service Management: Helps to manage the service schedule.

Clients Feedback:

  • Operational Expense reduce by 25%
  • Transparency in all type of information and cut down the manual intervention.
  • Easily maintain the service schedule.

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