I have worked for the Environment Agency for 11 years and am currently asset standards and engineering manager for MEICA in the FCRM directorate and am responsible for MEICA standards, strategy and technical policy. Previously I was M, E & E principal engineer and MEICA projects director at Halcrow (now Jacobs), responsible for ICA and electrical systems engineering in the water industry.
Condition based monitoring - using sensors to determine faults before they happen
The Environment Agency is undertaking research into how sensors and near real time data can assist in the prediction of MEICA asset deterioration and thus be used as a real time tool to trigger just in time maintenance of equipment. Condition based monitoring of assets is commonplace in many industries, but as assets are infrequently loaded this presents many challenges in order to adopt this new technology.