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Con Edison deploys our Sentir virtual inspection system

Con Edison deploys our Sentir virtual inspection system

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.

Manhole events usually occur when a mixture of melting snow and road salt washes into manholes, leading to the cables arcing.

In partnership with New York City utility company, Con Edison, we have already deployed over 2,000 of our Sentir units within the streets of New York, with more to follow.

But what are the benefits? Our Sentir manhole monitoring system incorporates a remote inspection device which is embedded in the manhole to monitor temperature, humidity, flooding, salinity, carbon monoxide, methane and stray voltage. These sensors, which include an IR camera, transmit data back to an online dashboard viewable on a laptop or smartphone where the network can be monitored and analyzed in real time for early warning signals, enabling predictive maintenance and rapid response to any issues.

Should gases or salt rise above safe levels, engineers can be deployed to repair damaged or worn cable in the manhole, thus reducing the chance of a serious manhole event or service interruption.

Speaking about the Con Edison project, CEO Dr Edward Klinger said, “As part of this grid modernization, over 9,000 deployed SenTir units will be preventing real incidents and proving ROI via delivered cost savings, reduced risks to the public and utility crews as well as improving service levels. We are amassing data from underground networks enabling Con Edison to monetize the data by seeing and understanding, for the first time, exactly what’s going on in its infrastructure in real-time.”

Jim Darroch
Jim Darroch
VP Software & Engineering

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Jim is a software development executive with 30 years’ experience in designing software and data solutions for Data/Telecoms, Industrial and IoT markets – with an emphasis on reliability, high availability, safety, and security. He has experience in building and leading software teams on a global scale for multiple large corporations (notably HP, Emerson and Honeywell) as well as several small/start-ups; establishing teams to quickly deliver innovative Software solutions.  Jim holds a B.Sc. with First Class Honours in Computer Science from Strathclyde University.
Stephen Rose
Stephen Rose
Chief Financial Officer

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30 years qualified accountant with industry based board level experience in the UK, Europe and China. Stephen is a commercially focused accountant having been group financial director for Eaglemoss Publications, an international publishing group for over 20 years. Other roles include management accountant for Porcelanosa and a consultancy role for fashion group, Jumper Retail.
Chris Quire
Chris Quire
Chief Executive Officer

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Chris is an engineer and technology executive with over 30 years of global experience in designing, manufacturing, deploying, and supporting wireless solutions in the utility and consumer electronics sectors. He was previously with Landis+Gyr and Comverge, after starting his career with Panasonic. Chris holds a MBA from Georgia State and a BEE from the Georgia Tech, as well as two patents.
Dr. Edward Klinger
Dr. Edward Klinger
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

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Edward is an engineer with 35 years experience in creating, building and running global technology companies. He is founder of CNIguard which manufactures ruggedized sensoring systems for critical infrastructure including water, electricity, transport, oil & gas, and defense sectors. Previously he was with PwC, Perot Systems, and Pratt & Whitney, and an Adjunct Professor at McGill University. Edward holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill and an MBA from Wharton.

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