Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) specialist TWTG will provide its NEON vibration sensors at Shell’s Pernis Refinery in the Netherlands after winning the tender.
TWTG has already delivered the first 100 LoRaWAN-based NEON vibration sensors to the refinery. The company says that the project will demonstrate the benefits that condition-based asset monitoring can bring to industrial sites, by detecting bearing-faults on pumps or other rotating equipment early, and so being able to act before problems arise, thereby reducing downtime and eliminating potentially hazardous situations.
Felix Fikke, instrumentation project engineer at Shell Pernis says that the sensors will allow the refinery to measure root-mean-square (RMS) velocity as well as fast fourier transform (FFT).
‘We are delighted that Shell has placed their trust in TWTG for the delivery of our products and we will work tirelessly to demonstrate that we should be the supplier of choice for any other LoRaWAN devices to come,’ says Nadine Herrwerth, managing director of TWTG.