Monitoring System Solutions for Various Applications
Flood Monitoring System
Technical Background
During rainy season in few countries, there will be areas that are affected with high amount of water flow and
flood. One particular case has just happened in Singapore few years back that was badly affecting some of the
critical areas for business as well as commercial activities in the country. Following this incident, the Singapore
government was in need of a flood monitoring system that will be able to help them to monitor the water
movement island-wide and help them to make decision when the water level is rising above the limit.
Implemented Solutions
As a solution, we designed a flood monitoring system that are able to be installed on remote areas through out
Singapore Island. The specifications for this monitoring system were:

1) To independently monitor water level on each remote site
2) To send data of water level status from all sites to a centralized server
3) To have a web-based system accessible 24x7 by user via internet connection
4) To have a trending feature showing live or historical data
5) To have a split screen comparing the water movement from four different sites simultaneously
6) To show overall area map showing live status of each station being monitored

This flood monitoring station was installed in 120 remote areas and a back-end centralized server was inplemented
to handle the remote data acquisition.     
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Home Page With Live Status Home Page With Selectable Stations Graphical Data Tabular Data Sites Comparison
Archived Graphical Data Archived Tabular Data
Benefits After Implementation
1) Better overview and better control in managing flood island-wide
2) Better management of vehicle traffic to prevent people coming in to the affected areas
3) Preventive action could be taken and losses could be minimized as a result from faster response in managing flood
Data Centre Monitoring System
As technology advances, data centres and server rooms are a necessity that can't be overlooked. A typical
data centre setup will contain large numbers of critical equipments that can't afford to have any downtime
and would need continuous monitoring. Few financial institutes headquarted in Indonesia and Singapore
were having requirements to monitor the facilities on their data centre. Examples of these facilities are
Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) unit, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), Fan Coil Unit (FCU),
Power Distribution Unit (PDU), fire suppresion system and so on. In addition to the mentioned facility
monitoring, the end-user was also having similar request for a system that would be able to show a live
display and location of each critical facility that they are monitoring as part of the solution.
Technical Background
Implemented Solutions
To provide to required solutions a centralized system was employed to manage and monitor hundreds of points inside the data centre. The specification of this monitoring
system are as following:  

1) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system was built to be able to monitor up to over 1000 tags / IO points
2) Comes with a 3D floor plan display of the data centre showing live status of each point being monitored.
3) Able to send alert notification to the central monitoring panel as well as sending SMS / email alerts to users upon any critical situation.
4) Able to provide comprehensive information of point that are being managed (power consumption, battery level, door monitoring, UPS, over-current monitoring
temperature and humidity trending)

Data Acquisition (DAQ) Units were installed to physically monitor the points within the data centre and the SCADA system was employed as the centralized system to
present information and send critical alerts to users.
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Home Page with 3D Live Display Temperature & Humidity Trending Server Rack Usage Zoomed in Trending Mimic Display Page
Benefits After Implementation
1) A more effective monitoring and management of the data dentre facilities could be ahieved
2) Better allocation of resources  
3) With its SMS alert capability the system helps to reduce response time and helps to minimize dowtime.
4) The system helps to provide detailed information and documentation for users to review the condition of their equipments. This will be critical to have a better
maintenance or system upgrade planning in the future.
Power Usage Monitoring System
Technical Background
The need to have an energy efficient buildings has been increasing in the recent years. This is emphasized
by companies and government sectors that are highlighting the improtance of saving energy as an effort to
sustaining the environment. Companies that are in-line with this ideology would require their facility
managers to monitor the energy usage to make sure that they are consuming energy efficiently. Monitoring
power consumption can be done in few ways, one of these ways would be to extract the power
consumption reading from the power meter and translate this into a meanful format to the system users
Implemented Solutions
To monitor power usage effectiveness in a building, the implemented system comes with these
following specifications and capabilities:

1) A smart system that can translate the reading from a power meter to a meaningful and
quantifiable figures in graphical as well as numerical format.
2) In addition to the power usage monitoring, the system is also capable to monitor critical facilities
and send out necessary alert upon any alarm state.
3) Historical data trending is also provided by the system to improve on future planning and
analysis.

The designed solution was installed to monitor the energy usage and efficiency (daily, monthly or
yearly) as well as to monitor critical facilities within the bulding’s premise (i.e. UPS, temperature,
water leak, smoke detectors, fire alarm and so on). The system panel is also equipped with a LCD
screen showing the live status of each input.
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Power Usage Per Department Average Power Efficiency (Monthly) Mimic Display Total Yearly Consumption Mimic Display with Analog Reading
Yearly Trending Mimic Display with Water Consumption
Benefits After Implementation
1) The facility manager would now have the capability to monitor power usage effectiveness (PUE) that will help the company to have a better energy usage practice.
2) With the information provided by the system, adjustment of energy usage can be made and will result in decreasing unnecessary energy consumption.
3) With this energy monitoring system, organizations will be able to comply with the green mark requirements.
4) The system is also helping facility manager to be notified upon any critical alert happened on their premises.
Power Supply Monitoring System
Technical Background
Singapore has one of the world's largest port operators that is managing one of the busiest shipping activities in
the South East Asia Region. With this reputation and responsibility, they will need to make sure that operations
and day to day activities are running flawlessly. One of the critical elements that need to be closely monitored
would be the DC power supply system located at various subtations throughout the ports' terminal. As these
substations are spread in different locations and are managed by different group of people, a centralized
remote monitoring system was required for a faster action when troubleshooting is required
Implemented Solutions
As the system's requirement was to have a faster and yet centralized monitoring, the designed solutions was buillt according to these following specifications:

1) To install power supply monitoring system on 88 substations that is able to operate as a stand-alone and to act as a data logger that sends information to the centralized
server located remotely.  
2) To have an isolated back up battery that will power this monitoring system when main incoming AC supply fails.
3) To have a remote centralized server that will be able to communicate to the monitoring units installed on site. This remote server will also allow specific system
configuration to be done remotely.
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Benefits After Implementation
1) Instant notifications upon any system failure.
2) Faster response time to troubleshoot main power failure / low DC supply.
3) Improve operations efficiency and uptime by remotely configuring phone numbers from a centralized system.
4) Monitor all substation / CMUs from a central workstation.
5) System will also be able to cater for future needs to monitor additional equipments.
Home Page Configured Phone Numbers Monitoring Unit Selection Phone Configuration Page Remote Configuration Page
Historical Event Logs Substations Live Status
Smart Building System
Technical Background
Smart building, also known as building automation is the goal that Building Automation System (BAS)
attempts to achieve. For many goverment agencies and multinational corporates, smart building is invaluable
as it will help them to save energy, conserve water consumption, and improve building's overall condition in
the long run. One particular government agency was in need to have additional feature of room occupancy
monitoring as well as critical facilities monitoring in addition to monitoring enery and water consumption. This
monitoring will need to be done from a centralized system overseeing nine different levels within a building.
Implemented Solutions
As one of the key purposes of this system is to have a comprehensive reports of the energy usage as well as the room occupancy, the system provides users with detailed
and informative calculation of energy usage and rooms' usage daily, monthly and yearly. Here are the overall specifications of the installed system:

1) As the system will need to monitor room occupancy, it needs to interact with motion sensor that has been placed on every room. The system is able to extract data
from this motion sensor and justify the live occupancy status of that room as well as the usage duration.
2) Along side the motion sensor, the system is also able to communicate with various digital sensor (temperature, humidity and water detection sensor) to inform user upon
any critical alerts that needs to be attended fast. Alert notification will be done via SMS and or email. 
3) As the monitoring is being done for 9 different levels, the system has the capability to collect the information from each floor or even particular distribution boards and
ultimately calculate this for users' review and planning
4) Flexibitiy is also the key point for this system as it's expandable to cater for future expansion of the buliding.
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Log In Page - Password Protected Home Page Room Occupancy for Particular Levels Room Occupancy - Detailed View FM Monitoring Page
Report Page
Benefits After Implementation
1) With the room occupancy monitoring, room booking management can be done more effectively.
2) The system allows Facility Manager (FM) to closely monitor the energy consumption in a very detailed manner; this means each level's or each DB's consumption is able to
be extracted from the centralized system.
3) Faster response time to troubleshoot critical alert such as water leakage
4) Improve operations efficiency and uptime by remotely configuring phone numbers from a centralized system.
5) System will also be able to cater for future needs to monitor additional equipments.
Technical Background
Isolated remote and unmanned facilities such as power substations are normally supporting
operations located in some other premises. These facilities can be critical in making sure operations
are running smoothly. The challanges that were faced by users and operators are the need in
managing and monitoring these facilities real-time from a centralized location. Remote monitoring
system was required in ensuring that the enviromental condition (such as power, temperature,
humidity, door status and so on) of these substations are in ideal condition. Minimizing response
time is the main purpose of having a centralized monitoring system, making sure faults and alerts
are being attended as fast as possible.
Implemented Solutions
To monitor this unmanned and remote stations / area, the required mechanics for the monitoring system are as following:

1) To be able to remotely monitor the live condition of each remote station.
2) To have a centralized system / server that oversee all of the stations being monitored.
3) To have each station’s floor plan displaying the live status such as electrical current, temperature, door status, aircon status and so on.
4) To have a trending feature showing live or historical data. This data will be able to be extracted selectively by users.
5) Overall area map showing live status of each station along with its location / coordination.
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Zoomable Home Page with status indicator Selectable Stations Floorplan with substation's live status Floorplan with substation's live status-1 Summary Page with live status
Temperature Trending Event Log Page for recent alarms
Benefits After Implementation
1) With the remote monitoring system being implemented, productivity is greatly improved. Critical alerts are being communicated to users in timely manner and downtime is
minimized.
2) The overall map showing the substations locations are exetremely useful for new users to locate and monitor stations that are in need of maintenance service.
3) The monitoring system eliminates unecessary manpower hours to manually manage and monitor stations that are located in isolated areas.
Remote Substations
Telecom Infrastructure
Technical Background
One of the leading provider of telecom tower infrastructure in Indonesia was planning to establish
around 1000 telecom towers through out Jakarta region. These tower will be remote facilities that
provide infrastructure for telecom operators in Indonesia. In supporting critical operations for the
overall telcommunication infrastructure, condition of these facilities will need to be closely monitoried.
In addition to that, a ready and live information on service usage would be important in serving the
company's vastly growing customer base. There are three different types of telecommunication
tower to be monitored.
Implemented Solutions
The objectives of this tower monitoring system are following:

1) To remotely monitor telecom towers, especially those that are unmanned and are located remotely.
2) To monitor online critical alerts of each facility / tower. These monitoring points are the temperature
/ humidity, door status (open/close) and DC rectifier (main incoming power supply).
3) To minimize downtime by sending instant SMS alerts in regards to the above critical alerts.
4) To monitor and to produce report on energy usage from each stations and present this data to the
system users remotely.
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Log In Page Home Page With Alarm Summary and Towers Live Status per Region Site Summary and Tower's Location Pop-up Window for Active Alarm Power Usage Trending
Benefits After Implementation
1) Better facilities management is achievable.
2) Critical alerts can be broadcasted instantaneously via SMS to the relevant parties; hence, improving the troubleshooting response time.
3) Downtime is
4) Information of energy usage is accessible from the centralized server.
5) The centralized system will provide detailed information and documentation for facility managers to review the condition of their equipments. This will be critical for better
future system upgrading and maintenance plan.
Technical Background
As one of the major transportation facilities, premises such as airport would need to make sure
that that its environmental condition is optimal for planes to land and take off flawlessly. One of
the world's leading airport was emphasizing in maintaning water blockage and localized flooding
caused by unmanaged water movement on their drainange system. A water level monitoring
system was designed to make sure the water level movement is being watched closely and keep
the runways clear for its day to day operation.
Implemented Solutions
With its remote data acquisition capability, water level monitoring system was deployed on site
and the monitoring can be done from one single centralized system. Here are the monitoring
system's mechanics:

1) To remotely monitor water level on 7 drainage system through out the airport's premises.
2) To provide live information on all of the drainage being monitored. Once water level reached
the high level threshold, the monitoring system should have the capability to send SMS alert to
user.
3) Live water level reading should be visible on the system's homepage. Making it possible to
have a quick detailed view of all stations under the users' supervision.
Sample Graphical User Interface (GUI) - Click to enlarge
Airport Layout with Dranaige Location and Status Airport Layout with Selectable Stations Detailed View for One of the Stations Water Level Trending for All Stations Water Level Trending for Selected Station
Benefits After Implementation
1) Since the implementation of this monitoring system, the airport would be able to manage their operating environment better and more effectively.
2) Making sure fast actions are given to areas that need immediate attention.
3) Additionally, with a ready system to prevent flooding or drain blockage, this international airport would be able to elevate their credibility in the world's eyes.
Airport Runways
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