Managing a 2.2 million km-long distribution network located throughout the world, Enel is a true strategic player in the electricity sector. When it comes to such a source of energy affecting the daily life of all of us, as individuals and companies, it is obvious that materials of machineries need to be strictly and regularly evaluated from a qualitative and safety perspective as to ensure the smooth operations of the entire plant. Considering the huge amount of quality checks on materials conducted by dedicated operators every year in 700 plants situated worldwide and the limited availability of skilled resources, obliging the personnel to travel to reach the site of work turns out to be rather demanding and costly.
Enel yearly executes 11,000 quality checks on materials and inspection activities on machines within its 700 plants located throughout the world but relying on a limited number of skilled resources. Travel times and costs for displacing personnel clearly become an unsustainable yet avoidable expenditure by adopting innovative technologies, without loss of efficiency. Next-Gen FSM Platform ensures that virtual quality checks, therefore executed with the support of Augmented Reality-powered features entirely from remote, register the same effectiveness of testing operations executed on-site, with remarkable results in terms of higher productivity and lower costs.
• Augmented Reality capabilities
Execution and monitoring of remote quality checks and inspections on materials by relying on Augmented Reality
• Collaboration features
Innovative technologies to carry out several inspection activities, such as factory acceptance tests, audits of manufacturing processes, and staff training by using wearable devices and tablets and sharing multimedia audio and video contents
• Mobile technology & wearable devices
Rationalization of the performance of virtual quality checks by using tablets and wearable technology (e.g., HoloLens visors, Epson, and ODG smart glasses), redlining techniques
OverIT Next-Gen FSM Platform has also contributed to reaching Sustainable Development Goals like: