The industry of agriculture and irrigation is tricky when striking a balance between outcomes and savings. The biggest challenge of agriculture and irrigation sites is the severe depletion of resources such as water and energy. Whether it be public parks, gardens, sporting arenas or private lands and infrastructures, automating the water and other supporting systems is very important for energy and water savings and to support the environment.
There may be timer-based water sprinklers on site, but they may run even during heavy rains and flooding. Also, different amounts of water may be needed in specific areas of the soil. Blue IoT’s Encompass Blue sensors can sense soil conditions and ensure that sprinklers provide just enough water during adverse conditions and calculated amounts to best suit each area. This provides substantial savings on energy and water bills.
Additionally, fault detection & diagnostics and predictive maintenance ensure a high quality of management of all water pumps, sensors, and valves, preventing breakdowns. Interoperability and cloud integration allows for smooth integration between the several remote pumping stations, warehouses, plants and other disparate systems. Encompass Blue can also aid in the automation of the cool rooms and facilities that store the produce on site.
Encompass Blue by Blue IoT is the world's first IoT smart cities platform suite, which delivers world-leading savings of 20 to 50% of total energy use, maintenance costs, and the subsequent carbon footprint.