From manufacturing firms and multinational companies to tech start-ups and small and mid-size enterprises, many industries have adapted the use of sensors and their data to improve daily operations. These sensors are crucial to industrial processes to run smoothly and safely.
However, despite their usefulness and convenience, sensor data still presents a myriad of challenges to its users. Sensors that show misconfigured or inconsistent data could lead to unplanned downtime and revenue loss. This could be fixed with the addition of built-in redundancies - for instance a secondary sensor to monitor a primary sensor for the same critical process parameter - to mitigate the risk of a single sensor failure. Such a move, in turn, does not scale to the complexity and dynamic nature of today’s sensor networks and tends to be costly to maintain and implement in the long run.
Large institutions like multinational companies or global refinery complexes require more intricate sensor networks to cover the different areas of their operation and run on varied protocols. To ensure reliable sensor data, they often allocate a significant yearly budget for sensor maintenance and also adhere to a rigorous schedule which involves regular lab sampling and in-situ measurement by calibrated handheld probe. To reduce their operational costs (which could be as high as 30%), they need a solution which is scalable, applicable to different types of sensors and interoperable across all installations through industrial standard protocols.
So what can you do for your organisation? You need to trust your sensor data and be confident that the decisions you’re making based on sensor data are the right ones. TÜV SÜD’s new run-time sensor network verification system can assist your organisation with that.
TÜV SÜD’s Trustworthy Sensor Data-as-a-Service is committed to help your organisation to be cost-efficient in running sensor networks while also ensuring that your sensors are properly working within your system. Whether it’s robotics, AGVs, Internet of Things (IoT), Building Management System (BMS), or other smart systems, we’ll keep your sensors properly calibrated and ensure high-fidelity sensor data for your operational safety and process reliability. Moreover, you can review the comprehensive reports and real-time notifications about the system’s health that will be sent consistently.
At TÜV SÜD, we offer efficiency, transparency, and consistency with our Trustworthy Sensor Data-as-a-Service.
Runtime Verification - Evaluating sensor data efficiently
We perform verifications of sensor readings and system working states at run time, while also generating trustworthiness scores for each sensor data stream for easier visualisation and prediction of possible system-level impact.
Transparent - Complying with existing systems and industry standards
We ensure transparency that will not disrupt operations but instead work in parallel to your organisation’s system or IoT platform. This service also guarantees that sensor readings are streamed through credible industrial protocols like OPC-UA and Modbus.
Real-time Notification - Providing real-time updates consistently
We provide real-time notifications to keep you abreast of new sensor network updates. You can access these notifications through various configurable channels including email, SMS, and mobile app service.
Do you want to know how our sensor data-as-a-service works? Here are two case studies to demonstrate our service:
In both cases, TÜV SÜD provided a solution that was both flexible and scalable according to regulatory requirements and the clients’ needs now and in the future.