TRENCHIP is a comprehensive solution aimed at supply management companies and public entities, which allows marking and locating key points in underground facilities using sensors and facilitates the management of underground assets through a cloud platform, which allows you to record and maintain all the information and documentation related to the assets updated and always available, with a single tool.
TRENCHIP applies the concepts of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities and is a technologically advanced tool and at the same time easy to implement, to achieve more efficient and secure processes in the maintenance of underground assets. With TRENCHIP, controlling and maintaining ditches and underground pipes is easier, safer, faster and much cheaper.
Long-lasting sensors for accurate location
All the information in a platform available 24/7
Display sensors and tracks on the map
Improve traceability and access to information
Safe digging - reduces the risk of accidents
Shortens the affectations on public roads
Easy to implement. Short learning curve
High cost efficiency
Locate your assets accurately without digging
Trenchip employs long-lasting passive RFID sensors for precise location of tagged assets. The sensors are specially designed to remain inside the trenches and be subsequently detected from the surface with the Trenchip reader device, which allows the control of the markings without the need to excavate and provides greater security when reopening the trenches.
Map display of points and paths
The Trenchip software integrates a Geographic Information System (GIS), which allows the distribution of active sensors to be displayed on the map and recognizes pipeline traces, as well as accessing the details of each marked point, through the Trenchip web platform.
Fix information fragmentation with Trenchip
The implementation of Trenchip solves the traceability of the information related to the marked points and facilitates their management. Trenchip’s web and mobile applications simplify the entry, consultation and updating of data, documents and images of assets, tasks that can be performed both on-site and remotely.
For all types of installations and pipelines
Trenchip allows you to mark and identify underground assets at a depth of up to 110 cm (verified in real conditions), making it a suitable solution for application in all types of pipelines and installations:
- Fiber optic
- Electrical network (MT, BT)
- Natural gas
- Drinking water
- Waste water
- Pipeline and rainwater tanks
- Irrigation systems
Trenchip incorporates technology developed jointly by the Witeklab team of engineers and the Metamaterials Research Center for Innovation in Electronic and Communications Technologies (CIMITEC) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).
Witeklab’s “Underground precise pipe localization” project TRENCHIP was the winner in 2020 of the Galileo Masters Catalonia Challenge in the Galileo satellite category.