To safeguard larger assets, we need contemporized methods that have the ability to evolve with time. The oil and gas industry should resort to leading-edge technologies because of the ever-changing regulations and environmental protection acts. They have to be more efficient because of the recent fashion in renewable energy sources.
A single leak can destroy habitats and contaminate groundwater and freshwater bodies. Every inch of the pipeline is important and it is not practical for a manual pipeline checker/patrolling officer to detect minute anomalies along the length of a 1000 km pipeline.
Using the Industrial Internet of Things, Tranzmeo’s pipeline monitoring has transformed into a whole new smart level. With AI-induced remote sensing, any abnormality in the pipeline can be instantly reported and rectified before any fatal damage occurs. When a leak happens, the pressure in that area will decrease. There are also sensors that can detect other parameters. They will detect the changes occurring around the pipeline and track the anomalies even before they appear.
The usage of photonics in remote sensing helps to diagnose damages in its early stage itself. The optical fiber sensors can find out the precise location and the severity of the damage or intrusion that occurred. The immediate rectification of damages can considerably reduce material losses and also protect the environment from the leakage of hazardous substances.
In an industry like this, the safety of the workers also has to be taken into great consideration. With an IoT based system around, we can reduce the manual data logging and regular site inspections ensuring more safety for the workers on site. Currently T-Connect OneView is protecting over 4000 kms of pipeline across the country.
The Intelligent System
Fiber optics and photonic materials have made it to the list of fundamental technologies in twenty first century. To make an impact in the industries, new photonic materials have been invented and it accelerated the research in the photonics industry. These newly discovered technologies when combined with Artificial Intelligence double up their potential and scope.
Like the usage of silica has advanced and revolutionized the microelectronics industry, optical fibers have transformed the photonics industry. Tranzmeo’s fiber optic sensing system redefines the remote sensing through this new step in technology. Integrating Artificial Intelligence with new photonic materials increases its productivity and efficiency.
When combined with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Integrated photonics could deliver so much beyond the capacity of electronics. AI integrates data and knowledge from different sources and uses it to help the system imitate cognitive functions. AI couldn’t replace humans but it can come very close to all the decision making and reasoning abilities performed by a human mind.
Similar to photonics, AI also came into the tech domain during the 1960s. But it found its heyday only after the advent of machine learning. Tranzmeo’s system makes the network learn and evolve with time using deep learning and artificial intelligence technologies.
The stored data is analyzed and used for the prediction and identification of complex future problems. There are so many limitations for a machine learning system that electronics failed to meet. Integrated photonics can address these issues and lift these limitations. Tranzmeo’s OneView stores the data and evolves by processing it for future purposes. OneView also tracks the internal PIGs which operate inside the pipelines.
Photonics is the future of remote sensing and large scale asset monitoring. In today’s energy-driven world, the operation and protection of critical assets is a task that requires advanced solutions. To tackle this great challenge Tranzmeo’s system has combined photonics with machine learning.
A system that is driven on AI, can monitor the data and predict the challenges even before they appear on the surface. Tranzmeo’s Oneview which runs on artificial intelligence and machine learning makes it easier for utility operators to run the system without manual patrolling and frequent inspections.
The world belongs to those who think about the future and finds innovation in everything. We have to keep developing and upgrading ourselves consistently to make an impact in the present world. Tranzmeo persists to make its system smart by giving regular updates and on-time troubleshooting for the issues encountered.