The unstoppable march of Industry 4.0, Big Data, and the Internet of Things pushes organizations to accumulate the essential data they need to perform at the highest level. McKinsey estimates that IOT has the potential to unlock an economic value somewhere between US$5.5 to $12.6 trillion by 2030. But what does this mean for electrical asset managers, and how can they respond to the call to upgrade systems in an increasingly complex and globalizing world with supply chain challenges?
This article explores the concept of condition monitoring for organizations and how it can help electrical personnel take steps to digitize critical electrical components to become more future-proofed. We'll uncover how thermal sensors play a vital role in monitoring crucial electrical infrastructure, where the advantages of the technology extend far beyond the extraction of essential data.
Thermal sensors are one of the keys to digitizing electrical infrastructure
Thermal sensors are a key part of the jigsaw in digitizing electrical infrastructure. Condition monitoring sensor installation enables electrical engineers to improve system design in many ways that help future-proof electrical infrastructure.
Key benefits of thermal monitoring sensors:
- Significant OPEX cost savings
- Maximize uptime: reduce power outages
- Increase personnel safety
The advantages of thermal sensors are numerous and benefit organizations by increasing safety, reducing maintenance expenditure, and ensuring equipment is digital-ready. Those considering upgrading to monitoring assets should begin with a clear understanding of the critical difference between online and offline monitoring.
We cover this topic in greater detail in our guide to condition monitoring for electrical infrastructure. But first, let’s look at the difference, and then the essential role power plays in business today.