Samotics, a provider of real-time actionable insights to eliminate industrial energy waste and unplanned downtime, has been awarded a five-year contract by Anglian Water to help it deliver an extensive proactive maintenance programme and meet 2030 net zero targets. Anglian Water selected Samotics as its electronic signature analysis (ESA) technology and services condition-based monitoring (CBM) supplier through to 2028.
The award is part of Anglian Water’s strategy to shift from a time-based reactive maintenance regime to a condition-based, proactive maintenance approach. To that end, a tender was issued for two different CBM technologies: ESA and vibration. ESA is the company’s technology of choice for its fleet of submerged assets, whose location makes it hard to acquire high-quality, high-frequency data. As the electrical data can be captured remotely in the motor control centre, there is no need to install sensors on or even near the equipment.
Anglian Water’s tender focused on optimising its clean water and water recycling networks with the support of CBM technologies. These were identified to improve Anglian Water’s maintenance regime by delivering insights into the health and performance of rotating and pumping assets, enabling it to take measures against developing faults. Samotics will use a range of tools to deliver this result, including its SAM4 Health’s automated clogging detection feature, which pinpoints early signs of clogging to prevent pollution incidents.
In addition to asset monitoring, Anglian Water will benefit from energy efficiency insights delivered by Samotics’ SAM4 Energy solution. This functionality will help the company achieve net zero operational emissions by 2030. Through detailed performance and efficiency analysis, Anglian Water can identify where electricity consumption, cost and efficiency losses are and implement data-driven recommendations. Utilising these insights to optimise operational processes can reduce energy waste and CO2 emissions by up to 15%.
After a competitive tender process, Anglian Water selected Samotics as its ESA technology and services supplier through 2028. Samotics’ SAM4 Health solution will monitor a fleet of submerged equipment, in addition to other rotating assets, across more than 100 clean water and water recycling sites, facilitating services to six million customers.
Alex Bailey, strategy manager for water supply at Anglian Water said: “[Samotics] offer quality ESA technology backed by analytics and alerting functionality, which allow us to remotely monitor and improve the health and energy efficiency of our submerged assets… We have also experienced first-rate support from Samotics throughout the trial and deployment phase of the programme.”
Jasper Hoogeweegen, CEO at Samotics said: “We have seen ESA deliver tangible results across the water industry as adoption has grown. Organisations implementing ESA are improving their operational resilience and energy efficiency in tandem.”