The Sensus FlexNet™ communication system is an industry-respected and time-tested communications platform delivering high-speed, reliable, scalable and secure data via long-range radio. This award winning smart metering infrastructure supports Mission Critical IoT, tailoring its offering to a utility’s individual business case.
The FlexNet system works with excellent coverage and latency, enabling smart meters and sensors to securely and confidently transmit and receive near real-time customer usage data. This improves your business intelligence, whilst also giving you an edge in the competitive marketplace. The data allows you to proactively manage your electric, water, gas, lighting and smart grid systems.
SensusSensus helps public service providers, including utilities and cities, reach farther by doing more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities.
- Application Industries
Equipment & Machinery
- Application Functions
Maintenance Quality Assurance
- USE CASES
Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Process Control and Optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints.The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations.Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance:- Equipment optimizationThe first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks.- Operating proceduresOperating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual.- Control optimizationIn a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)Structural health monitoring is a tool used to ensure the safety and soundness of structures. Structural health monitoring uses an assortment of sensors to collect and analyze data pertaining to any damage or deterioration that a structure may receive over the course of its life. The data that structural health monitoring systems acquire can help its users avoid structural failures.Numerous structural health monitoring systems are available. They differ by cost, quality, purpose, and technology. They use many types of structural health monitoring devices and software systems to analyze the data retrieved from the devices. The type of structural health monitoring system that should be used is specific to the structure or structures being monitored.Structural health monitoring is used on structures such as bridges, skyscrapers, stadiums, wind turbines, ships, airplanes, and many others.Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated network of sensors, smart meters, and software that empower end users to monitor and control utilities such as water, gas, and electricity. AMI systems enable the measurement and visualization of time-specific data in real-time which, combined with remote control capabilities, can help companies and households reduce overhead costs. The application of AMI must be complemented by the utilization of advanced security systems to ensure that data and control capabilities cannot be tampered with. This is important because both direct billing and operational decisions are often determined by the data provides by an AMI system.AMI is also commonly known as Advanced Metering Reading (AMR).Smart City OperationsThe goal of a Smart city is to improve the fundamental infrastructure by providing a decent quality of life, a clean and sustainable environment through the application of intelligent solutions. Smart cities can be used in eight sectors: Mobility, Security, Healthcare, Energy, Water, Waste, Economic Development, Engagement, and community. The Smart City Operations is an integrated system that enables the communication within the team and cross functions to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services. With real-time and transparent information, city officials are able to monitor what is happening in the city and how the city is evolving.