Aistio District Monitoring Application

AISTIO DISTRICT MONITORING – WIRELESS MONITORING OF CHAMBERS AND NETWORKS WITH A SYSTEM DEVELOPED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ENERGY COMPANIES

The monitoring of the conditions and state of the district heating network can be digitalised through the use of IoT technology.

Chamber-mounted sensors monitor the conditions without having to open the chamber cover or go down to the chamber. The sensors transmit data wirelessly and in real time, operating on batteries for several years.

The real-time monitoring of the conditions of chambers in the district heating network helps to preserve the chamber structures and valves as well as taking good care of the pipes. Continuous monitoring helps to respond quickly to problems. It also allows maintaining the chamber conditions as good as possible with regard to chamber technology and insulation.

 

 

The Aistio District Monitoring system is suitable for monitoring the conditions of chambers in a district heating network. We have developed more features for our service that will enable us to deal with the conditions within pipes by measuring and monitoring pressures and temperatures. This provides a cost-effective way to obtain data about changes in the state of the network in problem situations as well as ongoing repairs and extensions.

Feedback and development ideas play an important role in successful product development. That is why we maintain an active dialogue with our customers.

Interfaces present a great opportunity for our service. Our software development team is capable of integrating systems to provide more added value e.g. for infrastructure management, maintenance and network dynamics calculations.


MONITORING DISTRICT HEATING CHAMBERS AND THE DISTRICT HEATING NETWORK BOOSTS THE EFFICIENCY OF ENERGY COMPANIES

ADM Chamber – Wireless monitoring of district heating chambers

ADM Chamber

Quantities to be monitored in district heating chamber

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Water level

In addition, the service provides information on regional rainfall and outdoor temperatures to determine whether the water accumulated in the chambers is external or due to network leakage.

ADM Network – Wireless district heating network monitoring

ADM Network

Quantities to be monitored in district heating network

  • Pressure of the flow and return pipes
  • Temperature of the flow and return pipes

In addition, the service calculates the difference in the pressure and temperature of flow and return pipes. The user interface provides a visual representation of the flow direction at different measuring points, which can be deduced from the pressure difference between the measuring points. Different measuring points can also be used to confirm and deduce heat losses in the district heating network or even to detect leaks.

ADM Chamber – Benefits of Chamber Monitoring

  • Real-time measurement data reduces unnecessary maintenance visits significantly, as maintenance visits are based on real needs rather than the calendar.
  • The resources freed up from manual checking can be redirected to problem areas within the district heating network, which also improves supervision of work.
  • The monitoring saves time spent on travelling to various locations. This is of particular importance in urban areas.
  • Up-to-date data from chambers enables addressing problems when they are still minor. Preventing major damage results in cost savings and increases operational reliability.

ADM Network – Benefits of Network Monitoring

  • A highly cost-efficient solution for pressure and temperature measurement in district heating networks.
  • The costs of setting up a measuring point using wireless IoT technology are significantly lower than those based on a conventional fixed power supply and data connections.
  • Measuring the far end pressures of the district heating network enables data collection from each part of the network efficiently.
  • Network flow directions can be determined.
  • The optimisation of the district heating network is enhanced because wireless measuring points can be easily integrated into the energy production process.
  • Static and dynamic calculation become more accurate with increased measuring points data.

AISTIO DISTRICT MONITORING – A GENUINE SOFTWARE PRODUCT WHICH CATERS EVEN FOR LARGE COMPANIES DUE TO ITS EFFICIENT PLATFORM AND INTEGRATIONS

Aistio District Monitoring SaaS service is quick and easy to use. The system can be integrated with existing infrastructure management and work control systems used for the district heating network. Integrations can be used to obtain data from the Aistio system for optimising the district heating network, for instance. The optimisation can be done by adjusting the pressure of the distribution network or the supply water temperature as necessary. Aistio provides the data needed for optimisation, such as temperature and pressure data as well as data on the pressure difference between the flow and return pipes.

The Aistio Chamber solution can be further integrated to provide active and automated work control. For example, an alarm from a district heating chamber may indicate a need to pump out accumulated water and this information can be relayed to a work control system. An alarm generated by Aistio creates a task in the work control system that a service person can then easily add to his work list.

The system has the benefit of unlimited users, and their access rights are quick and easy to manage. Third parties can also be given access rights, which makes the work control of outsourced operations more efficient.

 


References

Salon Kaukolämpö Oy

By implementing the Aistio District Monitoring service, Salon Kaukolämpö is able to streamline chamber monitoring and carry out maintenance visits as needed. The benefits of chamber monitoring were considered to be very significant, and the investment covered the monitoring of 55 chambers.

Rauman Energia Oy

In our Rauma network, we have about 100 concrete chambers and 30 of the most challenging ones were chosen for use with Aistio. Good training and instructions were provided before the installation process started.


Contact Us

Toimitusjohtaja Sami Metsänperä

CEO
Sami Metsänperä

+358 50 483 6142
sami.metsanpera@aistio.fi

Liiketoiminnan kehittäjä Timo Rannikko

Head of Business Development
Timo Rannikko

+358 40 579 5218
timo.rannikko@aistio.fi


Some of our customers

Lahti Energia Oy

Rauman Energia Oy

Salon Kaukolämpö Oy

Turku Energia Oy

Vaasan Sähkö Oy

Porvoon Energia Oy

Vantaan Energia Oy

Nevel Oy

Etelä-Savon Energia Oy

Loiste Lämpö Oy

Pori Energia Oy