Implementation of IoT Monitoring System for Wind Turbine Business
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
In collaboration with Treasure Data Inc., U.S., we have implemented an IoT-based monitoring system for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.’s maintenance operation of wind turbines, a part of their renewable energy businesses.
If wind turbines stop functioning due to defects in the machinery, huge amount would be caused in damages. To prevent such problems from happening, numerous functions such as collecting and storing data, drawing up graphs, and notification are required. But implementing such functions individually would entail huge development and maintenance costs.
By coordinating the services specializing in their individual fields using enebular, we were able to construct the maintenance system speedily and with low cost. To be specific, we connected Treasure Data (specializing in analysis of data lake and big data) with Salesforce and Heroku (effective in managing wind turbines and their operating process, and visualizing wind turbine log data by graphs) using enebular, and worked repeatedly on prototyping which was to confirm the connected functions instantaneously.
Through operation of such small-scale POC environment for a period of less than a month, we were able to hold a clear image of deploying the system to several thousands of wind turbines, as well as to come up with an estimate of the schedule and cost for the whole project.