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Innovative IoT Solution for Aquaculture Waste Management by Blue Ocean Technology

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 Innovative IoT Solution for Aquaculture Waste Management by Blue Ocean Technology - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Automation & Control - Electric Drives & Control
  • Functional Applications - Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
Applicable Industries
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Marine & Shipping
Applicable Functions
  • Maintenance
Use Cases
  • Cybersecurity
  • Predictive Maintenance
The Challenge
Blue Ocean Technology, a company specializing in aquaculture waste management, was seeking an innovative solution to optimize their systems that convert fish sludge into valuable fertilizer. The company aimed to construct a compact system that would minimize both their environmental footprint and power consumption. They also wanted to remotely monitor the drives and motors that manage the pumps in their system. Ensuring the cybersecurity of their plant was another significant challenge they faced. The company was in need of a solution that would not only meet these requirements but also enhance their profitability and sustainability.
The Customer

Blue Ocean Technology

About The Customer
Blue Ocean Technology is a company that operates in the aquaculture industry, specifically focusing on waste management. They have developed a unique system that extracts fish sludge and converts it into rich fertilizer, thereby increasing profitability and sustainability. The company is committed to innovation, leveraging the latest technologies to optimize their operations. They strive to minimize their environmental footprint and power consumption while ensuring the cybersecurity of their plant. Blue Ocean Technology values remote monitoring capabilities for their system's drives and motors, and they seek solutions that provide them with better control over their equipment.
The Solution
Blue Ocean Technology adopted a comprehensive EcoStruxure Machine solution to remotely control sludge management and treatment in the plant and feed barges. The solution included Apps Analytics and Services such as EcoStruxure Machine Advisor and EcoStruxure Secure Connect Advisor. The Machine Advisor allowed them to remotely monitor drives and motors, providing fault notifications, while the Secure Connect Advisor ensured cybersecurity. The solution also incorporated Edge Control through the Harmony Edge Box and Connected Products like Altivar drives, Harmony HMI, and sensors. The Altivar drives were particularly instrumental in managing the pumps in an energy-efficient manner. This holistic solution was delivered through partner BEKAS, providing a single supplier for the complete hardware and software solution for automation and electrical systems.
Operational Impact
  • The implementation of the EcoStruxure Machine solution resulted in several operational benefits for Blue Ocean Technology. The company gained better control over their equipment, which led to increased efficiency in their operations. The solution's remote monitoring capabilities provided them with meaningful analytics, enabling better-informed decision-making on operations. The cybersecurity aspect of the solution gave the company confidence in the security of their plant. Additionally, the predictive maintenance capabilities of the solution significantly reduced downtime and operational expenses. The solution also helped the company minimize their environmental footprint, further enhancing their sustainability.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Achieved 25% savings in maintenance, energy, and resources, enhancing profitability and sustainability
  • Reduced downtime and operational expenses through predictive maintenance capabilities
  • Minimized environmental footprint compared to competitors

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