Predictive maintenance to improve operational processes.
Through the AcAnalytics project, five technological solutions on the market were evaluated as possibilities that would allow for future predictive maintenance to better operate and maintain the assets on the Aigües de Barcelona network.
These technologies, provided by different suppliers and based on the use of electrical sensors and/or vibrations, have been installed in different drive groups and under real operating conditions. A group of experts from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) analysed and audited the installation specifications, data collected and reports generated by the supplier.
During the project, the strengths and weaknesses of each technology were identified. A number of recommendations have been made for their strategic deployment in the main drive groups or where unique cases apply.