A key part of energy production is a functioning transmission and distribution infrastructure. The energy production and maintenance structure has evolved in a direction where subcontracting chains are long, cumbersome and expensive to maintain. The distribution network, especially in scattered areas, is prone to disruption.
Energy production and policy are changing. The focus is shifting to renewable energy sources, which will also change the roles of production and distribution. The energy production of the future will diversify, in addition to large backbone networks, some of the energy (solar, wind…) will be produced closer to where it is consumed. Short distribution distances reduce transmission losses, as well as disruptions caused by problems with natural forces and large power plants. Local production management provides significantly more capabilities for accurate energy measurement and control, as well as usage analysis.
The change will also affect the resourcing of maintenance and servicing, even though the energy units are local, their management is usually centralized somewhere else. The organization and centralized management of the local know-how and subcontracting network requires a functional tool for work supervision and monitoring.
The VALTO360° application developed by DEKRA solves most maintenance and monitoring issues. It gathers the scattered information of companies into one visual interface, from which the necessary information is shared to those who need it.
VALTO360° offers e.g.
- 360° Panoramic images
- Area and floor maps
- 3D models
- Points of Interest (POIs):
IoT sensors, measurement results, alarm limits, instructions, protocols, videos, etc.
- Local RFID and QR labels
- Integration into companies' own systems
- Browser-based application
- Customizable user rights
- Installation either as SaaS (Software as a Service) or local installation (On-Premises) on the company's own server.