Con Edison innovates to protect public safety and reduce manhole explosions in New York City by deploying CNIguard’s Sentir remote sensoring system using the alias SOS (Structure Observation System).
Drones are un-piloted aircraft or missiles controlled by an operator from the ground. They were originally designed for military reconnaissance purposes, away from the public eye.
Regions that regularly or seasonally experience temperatures below the freezing point of water will have their roads treated with halite, more commonly known as rock salt.
Most gases fall into one or more categories of inert, flammable, oxidizing, toxic or cryogenic. Those that are classified as inert or reactive generally don’t undergo chemical reactions under particular conditions and include nitrogen and argon.
Stray voltage appears where there is electric potential between two objects that would normally not have any voltage difference between them. Metallic electrical equipment enclosures or street furniture may possess large voltages due to a variety of faults in the electrical distribution system.
Gas sensors are available in a variety of technologies, each having distinct advantages and limitations for their individual applications. Some of the more common types are electrochemical, catalytic bead, infrared and metal oxide. CNIguard’s Chief Technology Officer, Ian Courtney, examines the relative merits of the different gas sensors available.
Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a category of low power wide area networks (LPWA) designed to support the deployment of Internet of Things (IOT) devices. The specification was developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), consisting of seven telecommunications standard organizational partners.
Infrared (IR) and its ability to ‘see’ in the dark can be deployed as part of a broad spectrum underground monitoring system where infrared can detect overheating electrical wiring or materials involved in spontaneous, low level combustion.
With over 25 years spent in the telco and networks arena, of which 19 years have been spent in wired and wireless telecommunications networks and software systems, Neil Talgeri brings a wealth of connected device knowledge to CNIguard.
Sentir, a new condition monitoring system developed by CNIguard, is defining the solution to prevent and mitigate manhole events, a utility problem that occurs more often than most may think.