COMPUTER VISION FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR

Water, electricity, gas, oil and renewable energies

WHY NOW ?

The energy sector is growing, with the increase in global energy demand; and is undergoing a transformation, with the necessary shift to greener energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

To do so, the sector faces a considerable number of challenges, as it is now confronted with ageing infrastructure, labor shortages, but also increasingly stringent regulatory constraints and environmental standards.

The most effective solution is to “give eyes” to your industrial equipment thanks to Computer Vision. Compliance with standards, infallible industrial inspection, and augmented workers: these are the promises of artificial intelligence.

%

OF ENERGY PRODUCTION

will be renewable by 2035.

%

OF EMPLOYERS

du secteur de l’énergie déclarent avoir des difficultés à trouver des talents.

%

PER YEAR

Investissement à la hausse des grands énergéticiens français dans la digitalisation de leurs activités.

CHALLENGES

RÉDUIRE LES COÛTS D’EXPLOITATION

Anticipating the lifetime of equipment and planning maintenance activities are two key factors in ensuring the continuity of energy supply and the smooth running of production sites. Solutions are needed to streamline the activities of energy sector manufacturers and reduce their costs.  

  • Know the state of deterioration of equipment and infrastructure. 
  • Automate the inspection operations that are still done manually.

SOLUTIONS

 

Industrial Inspection 

Set up an automatic industrial inspection process, with anomaly detection on the installations and real-time warning of any malfunction.Predictive maintenance system to optimize your interventions at the first signs of deterioration of your infrastructures. 

Augmented technicians

Augment your workers with a visual recognition application that allows them to monitor their compliance with procedures and protocols at all stages. 

ADVANTAGES

  • Reduce transportation costs to hard-to-reach areas through remote decision-making.
  • Reduce your maintenance costs and production downtime.
  • Increase your productivity and efficiency with an increased workforce.
 

Many professionals in the energy sector feel that too little of the investment is allocated to the inspection of installations and equipment for safety purposes.  

  • Prevent the risk of explosion. 
  • Prevent occupational accidents.  
  • Prevent environmental disasters.

SOLUTIONS

Detection of abnormal fire and smoke outbreaks 

Initiate emergency procedures at the first sign of a fire hazard.

Detection of risky behavior 

Send an alert when an individual does not respect the safety instructions of dangerous worksites or equipment (supply stations, power stations…)

Make sure your operators are well equipped and wear their PPE.

ADVANTAGES

  • Ensure a safe environment for your collaborators.  
  • Reduce occupational accident rates.

CHALLENGES

SÉCURITÉ SUR LES SITES D’EXPLOITATION

CHALLENGES

ENERGY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE

The energy transition law for green growth in France aims to reduce final energy consumption by 50% in 2050 compared to 2012, to reduce fossil energy consumption by 30% in 2030 and to increase the share of renewable energies to 32% of final energy consumption in 2030. 

  • Digital and energy transition: smart cities.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce overall environmental and health impacts.
  • Reduce energy dependency

Improved energy management

Know the state of your network at any time thanks to Computer Vision applications that inform you in real time of anomalies, wear and tear or energy losses in order to optimize your energy management. 

Adoption of “smart grids” 

Smart grids are computer technologies that adjust the flow of electricity between suppliers and consumers. By collecting information on the state of the network, smart grids contribute to a balance between production, distribution and consumption.

ADVANTAGES

  • Control and reduce energy consumption. 
  • Meet environmental standards and be a pioneer for change.
  • Create jobs and gain competitiveness.

TO GO FURTHER

The augmented worker: what AI will change for technical auditors

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Augmenter Worker: Computer Vision for Field Service Management

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AI can accelerate the ecological transition

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