VoltVision, a UK-based specialist in digitised industrial power networks, says it has expanded its international presence with the opening of a global power analytics centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The centre will provide expert technical interpretation of performance data from clients’ high and medium voltage (HV and MV) electrical networks worldwide. It will also pioneer centralised monitoring allowing clients improved visibility across multiple remote locations. VoltVision says it will use the office as its African hub to build its profile and client base across Africa’s mining sector.
VoltVision Managing Director Manoli Yannaghas said: “Johannesburg remains one of the main mining centres of the African continent and a nucleus for mining expertise, services, and manufacturing. We have chosen to open VoltVision’s Power Analytics Centre here to support our Africa-focused clients with the expert analysis, technical skills and experience which may not be available in-house.”
The centre will be headed by VoltVision Co-Founder and Technical Director, Malcolm Evans, who has 45 years’ experience working with HV grids, and supported by two experienced Senior Engineers, Jansen Van Rensburg and Gary Nicholson.
Yannaghas adds: “With South Africa’s prominence in the African mining sector, we believe we have a highly experienced team of mining and power engineers to provide valuable advice to mining corporates to assist them saving operational power consumption, reducing emissions, and improving uptime.”
VoltVision says it provides “industry-leading hardware and software to digitise HV and MV power networks, and collect data on asset performance. Just as importantly, it has unique capabilities to analyse and transform that data into actionable management information. VoltVision’s digitisation solution works by retrofitting plug-and-play data modules to virtually any electrical asset, connecting them to the cloud and VoltVision’s intelligent ViViD platform. This converts previously unconnected electrical assets into actively monitored elements of a cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) platform, capable of analysing massive amounts of data with minimal infrastructure investment.”
This gives users the ability to create centralised monitoring solutions with unprecedented visibility of power consumption, quality, emissions and costs via ViViD’s dashboard, so they can make intelligence-based management decisions. Yannaghas added: “Digitising HV industrial power networks can deliver immediate cost savings up to 20%, plus a host of benefits including greater reliability and lower carbon emissions.”