Binnies and Rezatec launch their Intelligent satellite-based Dam Monitoring System, iDMS.
This Strategic Partnership combines Binnies’ reservoir expertise and digital ecosystem services with Rezatec’s leading Geospatial AI techniques to deliver strategic reservoir safety, operational and commercial benefits.
iDMS, a remote monitoring service, uses Geospatial data to pinpoint any movement in the dam’s structure, down to a few millimetres of displacement. In addition to precise movement, satellite data identifies other indicators of problems with dam infrastructure, such as vegetation moisture and vigour, which can signal water seepage. This provides a unique risk management tool which supports and enhances existing reservoir safety best practice, whilst being both scaleable and cost effective.
Big data from long-term retrospective and ongoing satellite monitoring, at weekly frequencies, along with data science and analytics, enables reservoir owners to optimise operational practices and ensure the resilience of their long-term reservoir safety strategy.
“We are really excited to be bringing a new perspective to reservoir owners ongoing efforts to improve reservoir safety. iDMS will baseline a dam’s unique basal rhythm of movement, within millimetre accuracy alongside moisture content, providing valuable insights and enhanced resilience in dam safety for asset owners. The data will be used to provide a more detailed risk profile, prioritise future investment and enable focused operational activity to improve reservoir safety. This new data set brings a new science to monitoring reservoir asset health,” Rachel Pether, All Reservoirs Panel Engineer, Binnies.
Our world is changing at an exponential rate with the availability of data and our ability to process it quickly and meaningfully becoming an ever-increasing challenge for our clients, who are under immense pressure to deliver and manage their assets in safer more efficient and intelligent ways. Binnies is at the forefront of creating the digital ecosystem that meets this challenge. By integrating innovative products and services we are harnessing the power of data and combining it with over 100 years engineering expertise to significantly and positively disrupt the utility sector.
“Rezatec is passionate about providing world class analytics to help dam and reservoir owners become more proactive, efficient and resilient to the challenges we’re facing. Our partnership with Binnies and launch of iDMS will further enable dam and reservoir owners to ensure safety and manage asset risk,” Philip Briscoe, Chief Operating Officer, Rezatec.
iDMS is part of Binnies Digital ECO-X suite of products, our cloud-based ecosystem, which enables integration of multiple data sets across multiple partners like Rezatec providing asset management tools seamlessly with utility clients’ IT systems.
About Binnies UK, Ltd
Binnies is a UK owned engineering consultancy with over 100 years’ experience in dam engineering. Originally formed in 1890, the company has played a pivotal role in the design and construction of many of the world’s most iconic dams. In the 21stcentury, Binnies reservoir team continues to thrive, providing Panel Engineer services and technical excellence in dam engineering and reservoir safety, as well as leading the way with the UK reservoir industry’s digital transformation.
Rezatec applies data science to satellite imagery and geospatial data to deliver sophisticated, cloud-based analytics to customers owning and operating high value, distributed land-based assets. Rezatec data services enable improved margins, enhanced competitive advantage and optimised asset management for its customers. Rezatec customers cover the globe and are leaders in their respective industries in the water, agriculture, infrastructure, and forestry sectors. For more information visit: www.rezatec.com.
Binnie UK Ltd.
ANGELA COLLINS | +44 1737 856399 p | +44 739 1639733 m | [email protected]
Binnie UK Ltd.
RACHEL PETHER, MEng CEng FICE, All Reservoirs Panel Engineer |+44 1737 856202 p | +44 7833 234448| [email protected]