Movus, the developer and provider of the FitMachine IIoT solution, has launched the most advanced and cost-effective intrinsically safe, certified condition monitoring technology in a bid to reduce maintenance costs.
FitMachine EX has been built specifically for explosive environments where monitoring and maintaining equipment is extremely hazardous, so safety is critical to engineering and maintenance processes, including upstream oil and gas, refineries, industrial chemicals, mining and food processing sites.
Movus designed the FitMachine EX in partnership with major oil and gas companies following its win of the KPMG Energise 2.0 Accelerator Program sponsored by Woodside, Chevron, BHP, WesFarmers Chemicals and South32.
FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. It comprises an industrial intrinsically safe wireless sensor, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and an artificial intelligence engine. It continuously monitors equipment and learns what the normal operation of machinery is, in order to detect any abnormalities and alert the user before a failure occurs. The insights provided are extremely valuable in avoiding unplanned downtime.
Movus undertook an extensive certification process to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018, the quality system for manufacturing devices for explosive atmospheres.
“From our work with major industrial organisations, we recognised the need for an intrinsically safe sensor,” says Brad Parsons, Movus founder and CEO. “Safety is a core value at Movus and we are now excited to bring the FitMachine EX solution to market for the oil and gas, and food processing industries. We understand that these are extremely sensitive environments where equipment downtime directly impacts the bottom line. By providing the most advanced artificial intelligence-powered condition monitoring solution at a cost-effective price, FitMachine EX delivers a very compelling solution.”
Movus has chosen ALS as its main go-to-market business partner for FitMachine EX, due to ALS’s expertise in asset reliability and condition monitoring in heavy industries.
“We have been working with Movus for more than twelve months and see great value in the FitMachine EX,” said Mushfiq Rahman, ALS Group General Manager. “Our clients have been asking for an intrinsically safe wireless sensor, and we are very pleased with this advanced technology, rigorous testing and certification, and the rapid development speed.”