Predictive maintenance is a technique that uses data analysis to detect anomalies in the operation of equipment and processes. The maintenance of any installation is vital for its proper functioning and, consequently, to achieve the operational and financial efficiency of a company, as well as to ensure occupational safety. The monitoring of the grounding system with smart technology carried out by Aplicaciones Tecnológicas is based on sensors that collect data and send it via IoT technology so that trained AI algorithms can detect faults before they occur, thus saving costs and minimising risks.
The wind industry is one of the most cost-competitive renewable energies globally. In an increasingly interconnected world, the sector must continue to innovate, for example through digital transformation. Smart technologies collaborate in solving the problems that, due to their characteristics and locations, wind farms face with respect to grounding systems. For this reason, Aplicaciones Tecnológicas S.A. offers professional services for geoelectric studies and grounding 4.0 projects. Furthermore, Smart Earthing Monitoring System allows centralised and unattended monitoring of the wind turbine earthing systems and the wind farm substation.
Data processing centres (DPCs) represent an ever-growing industry in both importance and scale, but they also face increasing challenges. Downtimes and service interruptions are a concern for data centre owners and managers. Smart technologies in grounding and lightning protection systems are high-impact tools for infrastructure security, data and equipment integrity and service continuity.
Every significant investment has its share of risk. And solar energy, the leader among renewables, is no exception. A solar farm’s design, implementation and maintenance pose operational and financial challenges that start from the first phase and extend throughout its useful life. On the one hand, if a good project is not carried out before construction, the operation of the energy installation can be compromised. On the other hand, if assets are not protected against any eventuality, such as a thunderstorm, the cost of repairs can drive up costs and slow the return on investment.