iRAMS monitoring 100 temporary power generators offshore in the North Sea
A renewable company operating a large Wind Farm off Germany in the North Sea approached AST Marine Sciences (MSL), asking for a reliable telematics solution that could monitor and control their generators used for supplying temporary/emergency power offshore. The wind turbines under construction offshore were outside of the traditional GSM/GPRS coverage area and required satellite connectivity to relay information, making iRAMS for Generators the most suitable solution.
As well as being able to monitor and control the generators (gensets) sited anywhere around the world by using satellite, iRAMS for Generators optimised the refueling logistics by sending alerts when fuel levels drop below a user defined pre-set limit, for example, less than 75%.
iRAMS significantly lowers operational costs with remote diagnostics and increases efficiency by reducing the requirement for physical site visits to locations. With offshore unplanned maintenance, expenses can often reach in excess of $10,000-$15000 a day if engineers need to be deployed, iRAMS is an essential addition to reduce these costs.
After the installation of iRAMS unauthorised 3rd party contractors were interfering with the operation by turning the generators off on occasion, distorting the reported gensets uptimes and impacting on KPI potentially meaning financial penalties. iRAMS for Generators was able to provide reports on these instances and send alerts to the company of any changes in status including when the generator door had been physically opened and closed.