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Office Pipe Monitoring Solution

Real Estate activities

A client had a 6-floor office block with 3 bathrooms on each floor. JLL Integral was the facility manager, and wanted to automate their water pipe monitoring procedure to meet regulatory requirements affordably and free up their engineer’s time to focus on more value-added tasks. Pipes needed to be actively monitored to reduce the chance of contamination, ensuring that water services are operated at temperatures that prevent bacterial growth and water is not left stagnant. Doing it manually was too time-consuming and wasteful of both the water and the energy to heat it.

Designing Oil Refineries for the Future using IIoT

Manufacturing

The highly competitive oil and gas industry faces changing demand patterns, complex initiatives, and exponentially increasing data volumes. Texmark Chemicals wanted a next-generation chemical plant that will enable it to compete at the highest level while delivering superior worker safety, process performance and profitability.

Water damage prevention pilot project

Real Estate activities

Across the property insurance market, 50% of losses are due to weather-related ingress of water and frost, as well as to defective installations or vandalism to water distribution equipment. This also affects the construction insurance market.

Vision AI and IoT to boost employee safety and security

Manufacturing

Dow aimed to reach a goal of zero safety-related incidents but needed a scalable solution that could make thousands of deployments.

Sensor assisted construction

Construction

With 69 stories, upscale finishes and grand design elements such as a lobby that opens into the public plaza providing access to the adjacent Rogers Place and Ford Hall, Stantec Tower was a complex project with a tight multi-year timeline. A multi-year project in Edmonton comes with environmental challenges: the potential for 70-degree Celsius temperature swings over four seasons. Temperatures must be controlled with heaters to ensure optimal conditions for millwork and other material installations, and to mitigate cold weather pipe burst risk. With 1.2 million square feet, the task of monitoring conditions manually could have proven as grand as the project itself.

Water Leak Sensors in Colleges

Education

Following the covid-19 pandemic, the students, faculty and staff of a college with over 100 acres of grounds were mostly working remotely. This increased the likelyhood of potential risks to the property going unnoticed.

Leak detector reduces water damage costs in residential properties

Real Estate activities

Water damage is the biggest risk to homes and the biggest cost driver across Europe for property insurers. In Finland alone, almost 40,000 water damage cases are reported to insurance companies each year, resulting in payouts to private house owners of more than 160 million euros. Still, most insurers are not actively taking measures to prevent this problem.

Protecting assets and reducing health risks for tenants & residents in Housing Associations

Real Estate activities

Zurich’s UK Innovation Foundry and Zurich Municipal decided to explore how technology could potentially provide opportunities to improve risk management within the social housing sector. In consultation with four Housing Association customers, the idea of using sensors to monitor humidity and temperature was raised as a way to detect dampness in buildings and reduce mould-related health risks for tenants & residents.

Improving Earthquake Insurance Seismographs

Professional, Scientific and Technical activities

Parametric earthquake insurance, risk transfer and reinsurance suffer from the fact that seismographs and data recording stations are often too far away from the risks they are covering. Existing solutions, such as the 'parametric box', or 'cat-in-the-box' models, trigger contracts based on the location of an earthquake epicentre. Other parametric triggers use ground motion (as opposed to earthquake magnitude and depth) as an alternative method of reducing basis risk in the protection they provide (and make it more highly calibrated to the actual risks they cover). Having a reporting station right at the site of the risk would be the best way of measuring an earthquake.

IoT & small businesses using smart home monitoring technology.

Real Estate activities

30% of home insurance losses in 2016 were due to water damage and freezing, with the average claim costing around $10,000. Small business owners' concerns are not dissimilar to homeowners, and reactive maintenance to challenges like burst pipes, leakes and fire can be costly and stressful.

Commercial Building Telematics

Other Services Activities

We work closely with local councils and housing associations. Through collaboration we identified an opportunity by which telematics could help reduce claims for the insurer and customer and provide maintenance benefits for the housing association.

Preventing damage to slurry tanks with IoT monitoring

Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing

Slurry is an important fertiliser for farmers and investment is required to store and handle it safely. Storing it can be risky and the tanks can often be damaged. Damages usually occur when the height of the groundwater is greater than the slurry level in the tank. When the slurry level reaches a critically low point, tanks are in danger of bursting because the bottom of the tank doesn’t withstand the pressure from the groundwater. This causes great distress for the farmer, it’s a costly affair for the insurance company and it can have devastating consequences for the environment.

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