Real-time monitoring and control
When it comes to sensor analytics there are two main areas our clients in the water industry focus on: real-time monitoring and control.
Monitoring is about keeping an eye on processes and assets and ensuring they function as they should. This includes the detection of abnormal events to provide early warnings.
Control is about optimising processes based on data and reducing human effort. For example, control of a pumping station can be based on a predicted water level, taking into account historical and expected precipitation, evaporation and groundwater levels, as well as data about other pumping stations and dams in the area.
Even if the application is different, the questions asked are always similar. Part of our work as data scientists is to understand a complex problem and then find the right techniques to process data based on these questions. We apply three main techniques to achieve this goal.