In September of 2020 Somas was awarded a financial grant from Vinnova to start our work with AI (Artificial Intelligence). We are proud to announce that this project has now been completed.
The long-term goal of the project is to offer our customers smart valves that can indicate when maintenance is needed. To achieve this the following goals were established and subsequently reached:
- Identify appropriate parameters for an AI-system that can be used for predictive maintenance.
- Perform a “Proof-of-concept” with AI and collected data.
- Create a roadmap for future work.
One of the results of the project is a web-based tool that is used to analyze large amounts of collected data. Another is a first version of a so called “valve health measure”. The model estimates the status of a valve using several health indicators to predict the lifespan. The valve health measure will be developed further to determine what proactive actions can be taken. For our customers, this can mean increased valve availability and productivity. The roadmap serves as the basis for future work from a wider perspective.
Throughout the project we have provided our product knowledge and experiences regarding valve life cycle while having assistance from AFRY on the AI aspect.