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Solutions for Gas Engine/CHP (Combined Heat & Power) Data Acquisition


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14/09/2018

By ENGIE UK

closure date
19/10/2018

Finalists :

Capte

InVMA Limited

IESPM

CMR Group

Pyreos

Distence Oy

Fluid Intelligence Oy


Winners :

RAB Microfluidics & Intelligent Plant Ltd


ENGIE is looking to identify innovative projects and solutions for an oil sensor capable of determining all the relevant measurements that detect lubricating oil lifecycle within CHP’s/Gas Engines without having to have them sent for analysis on a manual ongoing basis. We want to use the data to predict when oil changes are necessary.


ENGIE is looking for solutions to digitise the data collection of lube oil quality across our fleet of gas engines and diesel generators. We are seeking to reduce manual sampling and testing and to gain more insight and data relating to the condition of oil.  This information will enable more accurate monitoring, planning and management of oil condition, including frequency of oil changes and provide predictive insight relating to wider engine lifecycle maintenance activities.

We are also interested in solutions that extend to data metrics outside of oil condition. These could include but are not limited to:

  •  Spark plug voltage
  •  Engine valve regression
  •  Crankcase pressure
  • Coolant condition


Deadline for applications 19/10/2018, at midnight.


Rewards and benefits for selected projects:

Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to participate in a unique, innovative project that ties in closely with operational needs. To do this they will get personalised support from ENGIE UK&I. The package may also include:

  • The development of a prototype or pilot
  • Technical support
  • A spot in marketplace events
  • Professional coaching
  • A potential business collaboration


Detailed description

ENGIE is looking to develop its capabilities through collaborations with innovative suppliers. ENGIE manages over 20,000 buildings in the UK & Ireland. Mechanical and Electrical maintenance is a core service provided by ENGIE.  We are delivering these services smarter through the use of new technologies. 

The goal is to use technology to reduce manual sampling and testing and to gain more insight and data relating to the condition of oil and other engine parameters.  This information will enable more accurate monitoring, planning and management of gas and diesel engines owned and managed by ENGIE and provide predictive insight relating to wider engine lifecycle maintenance activities.


Provisional timetable:

  • Launch of the call for projects: 17/09/18
  • Deadline for application: 19/10/18
  • Selection and announcement of finalists: 26/10/18
  • Pitches from finalists to the members of the selection committee: 06/11/18
  • Announcement of winners:07/11/18

    Eligibility criteria

    • Relevance to the topic
    • Innovative nature of the subject
    • Coherence of the proposed business model
    • Feasibility/ economic viability
    • Development potential
    • Maturity of project/solution
    • Ability to launch project quickly/Ease of implementation
    • Price/quality ratio
    • Suitability for UK Market (inc. building regulations and certification etc.).


    About ENGIE

    ENGIE is committed to responsible growth of its businesses (power, natural gas and energy services) in response to the central challenges of the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy: providing access to sustainably generated energy, combating climate change, reducing its effect and making responsible use of natural resources. The Group is developing high-performance, innovative solutions for personal customers, urban authorities and companies by applying its expertise in three key sectors: renewables, energy efficiency and digital technologies.