Ubisense Digitizes Gas Survey and Inspection for Unitil
Cambridge, UK – Ubisense Group plc (AIM: UBI), a leader in enterprise location intelligence solutions, has completed installation of myWorld Inspection & Survey at Unitil, a utility business committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to more than 180,000 customers across New England.
A flexible platform that enables operations teams to create, optimize and perform all required field inspections and surveys digitally, myWorld Inspection & Survey is being used by Unitil field workers to conduct driving surveys using Windows 7 laptops. Automatic GPS logging has replaced the old, paper-based processes and is providing a simple, clear audit trail allowing field teams to see which areas have been surveyed. Providing asset data digitally to users in the field has also increased accuracy, enabling them to identify the exact location of facilities.
The solution also has many benefits for Unitil’s supervisors, enabling them to easily generate reports of current and historic activity, including print maps where required. myWorld Inspection & Survey offers a broad range of options to setup new surveys and permits users to accurately track progress of activities, ensuring they remain on schedule throughout the year. The Ubisense solution also supports walking surveys and inspections such as critical valve, meter and atmospheric corrosion.
Jay Cadman at Ubisense said: “Unitil has been influential in the development of myWorld Inspection & Survey and we’ve worked very closely together to ensure that the platform offers the best possible features. We are continuing to partner with Unitil, helping them to deliver efficiencies across the business by moving to proactive rather than reactive network management.”
Stacey Kilroy, Integrity Management and Pipeline Safety Coordinator at Unitil, said: “The team at Ubisense has been receptive to new product ideas and delivering a product that supports the specific needs of the gas utility industry. We are committed to the communities we serve and developing practices and technologies that lead to more reliable, efficient energy, a promise which we are confident that Ubisense will help us to deliver. I look forward to our continued partnership.”
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Ubisense (AIM: UBI), a global leader in enterprise location intelligence solutions, helps manufacturing, communications and utility companies improve operational efficiency and boost profitability. Ubisense location intelligence systems bring clarity to complexity, enabling customers to revolutionize their operational effectiveness in a measurable way. Founded in 2002, Ubisense is headquartered in Cambridge, England, with operations in North America, France, Germany and Japan. For more information visit: www.ubisense.net
Unitil provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity in New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil’s operating utilities serve approximately 103,300 electric customers and 78,700 natural gas customers. Other subsidiaries include Usource, Unitil’s non-regulated business segment. For more information about our people, technologies, and community involvement, please visit www.unitil.com.