One of the key functionality delivered by Bamomas battery analytics platform is the predictive maintenance of the batteries. Predictive maintenance aims to reduce the routine or time-based maintenance checks and unnecessary equipment replacements by pinpointing the exact time, location and cause of detected problems and informing the maintenance service staff of required actions .
Bamomas platform continuously collects and analyses the battery data obtained from the built-in data transfer interface or the external sensors. By utilizing the historical data and our expert knowledge in battery modelling, we are able to detect the issues that can lead to operational downtime or premature battery ageing. By following the battery condition and responding to the identified issues early enough, it becomes possible to significantly decrease the costs of operating the battery fleets.
Examples of the detected issues:
- Cell damage
- Low electrolyte level
- Harmful charging and discharging patterns
- Battery health degradation
- Other generalized anomalies
Maintenance case study: preventing battery downtime during operations
Some of the battery issues can be detected only while the battery is being used so that a technician can not possibly spot them during regular maintenance checks. These issues reduce immediately available battery capacity by 20-50%! Bamomas is able to detect and alert about such issues in advance before they develop into bigger problems that can interrupt the important business operations.
One example worth paying attention is voltage imbalance of the battery parts, which eventually develops into significant voltage drops during usage. This is the common problem encountered by the maintenance staff of the industrial powered truck operators, that can potentially cause disrupt e.g. the regular schedules of logistics and supply chain activities.
The only way for a technician to learn about this problem before it’s too late is to do a controlled charge-discharge cycle with the use of specialized equipment, which is not always available and convenient. Bamomas brings visibility of all the key battery measurements, reducing the need for manual testing in order to prevent severe issues, like voltage drops. On top of real-time measurement monitoring, the issue events are detected and entered automatically into issue tracking system and maintenance logbook, where service staff will be able to easily notice them and record the applied maintenance actions. In addition, the notifications can be delivered e.g. by e-mail to allow the immediate response.
If you would like to hear how our solution can be applied in your specific industry, please do not hesitate to contact Bamomas and request a product demonstration: