Seminar: Fleet-based analytics for data-driven operation and maintenance optimisation

After the successful first edition of this seminar last year, Sirris is organising a second edition. The seminar focuses on the challenges of optimising the operation and maintenance of a fleet of machines by means of data-driven analytics and hybrid modelling strategies. 

Many companies that operate a fleet of machines and continuously monitor its operation, do not fully exploit the enormous amount of collected data. Usually this data is merely used by maintenance and service personnel for reactive maintenance. Some lead user companies have recently shifted to proactive maintenance (using advanced exploitation of data), but even in these cases the analysis is realised at individual machine level. This leaves a huge potential of untapped exploitation opportunities at fleet level. By comparing the behaviour of a single machine with respect to the one of  its fleet, more detailed and more accurate knowledge can be extracted.  

During the seminar, two renown keynote speakers will shed their light on the current state-of-play in this domain, both from an industrial as well as from a research perspective. Furthermore, the opportunities that fleet-based analytics creates as well as the challenges encountered in exploiting fleet-based data will be illustrated with several industrial real-world use cases showing the potential of the approach in industrial machinery, (renewable) energy and transport. The event will be concluded with a tech brokerage, during which several companies and universities will showcase their technological solutions to tackle these challenges. 

This event is organised in the context of the SBO-project HYMOP, in which VUB, Sirris, KU Leuven, imec and the University of Antwerp study hyper-modelling strategies on multi-stream time-series data for operational optimisation, in collaboration with an industrial advisory committee. During this workshop, the technologies that were realised over the past two years of the project will be detailed and the possibilities for industrial valorisation will be explored. 

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 -
13:00 to 18:00
Sirris, Technologiepark 935, 9052 Zwijnaarde