Mercury supports generation of real-time and historical insights on asset performance, allowing engineers to make robust, data-driven decisions.
Due to a critical failure on the Forth Road Bridge in one of the eight truss-end links supporting the main tower, the bridge had to be closed to all traffic. The repairs were costly and the closure of the bridge resulted in huge disruptions across Scotland's road network.
We proposed the implementation of our IoT platform Mercury; providing remote condition monitoring and enhanced maintenance of a wide range of smart infrastructure assets.
Within our team of specialists in machine learning, data engineering and data visualisation we followed an agile approach: active stakeholder participation, continuous integration of features, production support, and continuous deployment. We worked closely with Transport Scotland on the implementation, resulting in the building of a data pipeline to extract, transform and load data from existing systems. We also proposed: intelligent alarms and alerts, a platform for data analytics and an automatic reporting capability.
The process of data capture and reporting has been significantly simplified, reducing management overhead and allowing engineers to spend more time on the engineering. When a storm struck Scotland in 2018, the information from Mercury assured Transport Scotland that the bridge was in good health. This assurance has come from Mercury enabling data reliability, data insights, and data augmentation and automation.