Up to 40 more monitors will also be tested at wind farms in the US in the coming months, most likely in Texas and West Virginia. “Our absolute hope is to have these large-scale trials turn into commercial agreements and we’re investigating the best ways to scale up the manufacturing plan," said Stead. "“Our target is 20,000 units in five years.”
Ping is now investigating how to use the sensor technology across the mining industry to listen for faults in equipment. says Stead. "That would be listening for things like conveyor belt bearing damage and wheel bearing damage on freight rail wagons,” he said. Replacing a noisy bearing could prevent more serious damage occurring if the problem was not addressed, he added.