Entries by Paul Egan

8power & Severn Trent Condition Monitoring Project receives Highly Commendable Status in Industry Water Award

8power and Severn Trent Water are delighted to have been awarded Highly Commendable Status in the WWTOnline Water Industry Awards in the category “Most Innovative Use of Existing Technology”.   Project Delivers Substantial Savings   8power has completed a successful project with Severn Trent at its Thermal Hydrolysis Plant (THP) at Minworth wastewater treatment works. […]

8power completes successful remote condition monitoring trial with Anglian Water

8power is pleased to announce that it has completed a successful remote condition monitoring trial with Anglian Water.  The trial used sensors and analytic services on some large water pumping assets. The next stage of the project will see multiple Anglian Water sites monitored with the latest generation of 8power sensors.    Innovation is at […]

Wireless technologies suitable for IoT applications

There are many types of wireless technologies suitable for IoT applications.  This blog article outlines them and explains which applications are suitable for which technologies.  It also looks at the issue of standards and how these affect the roll out and reliability of the technologies.  You will also find out information about the wireless technology […]

8power to host Fix Before Fail interactive webinar

  Deritend, 8power and Engineering consultant Robert Peggs to show water companies how to Fix Before Fail in interactive webinar on remote condition monitoring and smart maintenance   8power, Deritend and Bob Peggs, an Engineering Consultant are to hold an interactive webinar at 2pm, 28th May 2020 on How to Fix Before Fail with Remote […]

Enabling remote working through remote condition monitoring

How can water companies enable effective remote working through remote condition monitoring? How can they minimise maintenance visits through remote condition monitoring? Keeping staff and customers safe means that remote working has become the new normal during the COVID-19 crisis.  Companies are having to rise to the challenge of remote working.  They have concerns whether […]

Emerging cellular technologies making industrial devices securely connectable

Historically cellular communication has had minimal impact in the industrial spec where technologies such as Zigbee and WLANs have dominated the wireless communication implementations. As 5G approaches, cellular companies are looking at how cellular technologies can address some of the key challenges that have emerged with IoT devices. Internet connected devices in industrial locations have […]

Using Vibration sensing in Condition Monitoring

A key driver behind the adoption of Industry 4.0 is to improve productivity and efficiency. By offering increased interoperability and information transparency a more holistic view can be obtained of industrial equipment. The ability to continuously monitor and collate data not only gives a perspective on how the equipment is performing but also early warning […]

Battery Blues

To date primary cell batteries have been the most popular way to power low cost devices. However, they have limitations that have required the battery industry to look at more innovative ways of powering devices. One of the key market areas that are helping to drive small battery innovation forward is the Internet of Things […]

Transforming water plant equipment maintenance through condition-based monitoring

Wastewater and water treatment equipment is susceptible to failure for many reasons. Equipment networks are dispersed across a wide range of locations, most are unmanned which means many of the assets tend to receive limited, structured maintenance. There are many incidents when maintenance is reactive only when a failure is reported which is always costly. […]