Digitising is the process of making data machine readable. Digitalisation is the transformation of business models to harness opportunities presented by new technology.

We do both. Our customers use AI, our KAI cloud platform and the relationships between their networked assets to digitalise processes that rely on visual data.

Customer benefits
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Time saving when using AI for Asset Condition Assessment.
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Cost Reduction using AI for Vegetation Management
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Time Saving when using AI for Quality Assurance.

Operating System for Asset Management

Collect

We survey assets using the most appropriate method; Helicopter, UAV or BVLoS.

Assess

Experts assisted by AI undertakes fittings assessment, defect detection and steelwork corrosion analysis.

Predict

Risk models predicts the future state of steelwork and the risk of fitting failure using FMEA and environmental data.

Plan

Generate investments plans by combining current and future state with financial and operational contraints

Trusted by the World's Leading Asset Managers
Machine Learning & AI Solutions at SP Energy Networks
Our Machine Learning & AI solutions are being used at Network Rail to help identify invasive species
Machine Learning and AI Solutions in use at National Grid

Projects

Our KAI platform uses deep learning to extract objects of interest and data engineering to ensure this visual data is easily available to anyone who needs it.

Machine Learning and AI used for object detection aiding condition assessment

Electricity Transmission
Condition Assessment

The KAI platform extracts key components from footage presenting them for review by a condition assessment engineer. Our models aim to extract over 50% of defects automatically.

Using KAI reduces assessment time by 66% and minimises unforeseen asset failure.

Electricity Transmission
Corrosion Detection

Bespoke edge detection algorithms are used to identify regions of the image likely to contain steel and thereby separate background from tower.

Eliminated 25% of towers from the manual review process by marking them as clean.

Electricity Transmission - Asset Inventory

Electricity Transmission
Asset Inventory

Digitising networks requires an inventory of what’s installed and where. This could be done manually by reviewing historic images and video. With thousands of structures and millions of images this is an exhausting manual process but an ideal opportunity for digitalisation and a practical use case for AI.

We are working with customers to complete detailed asset inventories using millions of images.

Machine Laerning and AI Powered Ecological Surveys

Roads & Highways
Invasive Species

We have developed a vehicle mounted solution for collecting high resolution imagery of roadside vegetation. AI is then used for detecting the presence of invasive plant species or Ash trees.

This provides a rapid, high-quality vegetation survey methodology, resulting in cost and time savings for our customers.

Applications of AI - Identifying Ash Trees

Railways
Vegetation Management

Knowing the types of habitat and plants alongside rail tracks is crucial for Network Rail.

We have deployed camera systems to the front of trains for collecting images. The KAI platform analyses data gathered and presents an overview to NR staff.

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