Remote monitoring for small pumping stations
Few years ago, Pipelife Finland bought the business operations of Talokaivo, the leading real estate manufacturer and seller in Finland. With Talokaivo came 15,000 rainwater, sewage, and groundwater pumping stations located 3–6 meters below ground, and an IoT solution was developed for their remote monitoring. However, Pipelife wanted the data transferred to the system to integrate with Wienerberg’s group-wide Azure environment so that the data could be processed further.
The system, called Isoveli (Big Brother), has been designed for medium-sized pumping stations that can be found, for example, under the tunnels at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki Airport, and Länsimetro. Pipelife personnel started to wonder whether smaller pumping stations could also be equipped with a similar remote monitoring system that would report operating data, and which could be used to predict the need for maintenance.