Solution for Water Utility Monitoring
RTC BAM COM-RU
Water Utility : Major questions to be answered
How to ensure stable water supply ?
How to control quality of the water supplied to consumers?
How to establish proper accounting of amounts supplied, consumed and lost?
How to control the supply and distribution network and plan operations?
How to use the resources efficiently?
How to increase effectiveness of the technological processes?
How to detect problems in time?
How to establish relations with consumers?
Harmonization of business processes, smart integration of data, domain specific data analytics, efficient and flexible visualization of data and KPIs
Water utility solution highlights
Consumer meters and pressure transmitters
Measurements at pumping stations and network
Water quality measurements
Energy consumption data of the utility
Other IT systems (GIS, billing, asset management etc.)
Analysis and localization of losses, water quality assessment
Calculated Key Performance Indicators
Data for billing and consumer engagement
Notification on events, failures and detected problems
Common access to Utility data
Measurement Data Collection
Measurement, reconciliation and analysis of water volumes:
- Supplied to pumping station zone, water supply sector
- Consumed by utility customers
- Transferred through the zone to other zones/sectors
- Used for utility technological needs
- Calculated as water losses
Analysis of the data from pressure sensors, installed at the water network and consumer inlets, including:
- Control of the water supply quality
- Detection of anomalies in measurements
- Probable location of leak/water loss occurrence
Extended web-based User Interface
Detection of suspicious behavior
- Unauthorized consumption e.g. consumption without contract or consumption via firefighting or reserve lines
- Comparison of the collected data with statistical values and data validation
Statistics and Analysis
Quantitative and qualitative results related to objects, service delivery points and accounts
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) related information:
- Amount of meters in sector, zone or within particular object
- Correctness of AMI data
- Various statistical KPI’s
- Data collection and data transmission failures
- Measurements quality analysis
Support of meter history tracking including procurement, installation, replacement etc.
Meter events processing, in particular magnet, reverse rotation, cover-off, dial rollover etc
Stages of solution implementation @ Utility
- Analysis of network topology, historical consumption data, definition of water supply sectors and metering locations
- Formalization of goals and objectives. Technical audit of IT landscape, solution architecture design and definition of integration strategy.
- Required “tuning” of selected IT systems and introduction of new business processes related to technological accounting and management of water resources at Utility
- Provision of unique software, based on machine learning algorithms for condition monitoring and decision support for operation of water supply system
- Testing the system for pilot district, and spreading the suggested approach to other parts of the city in case of successful implementation
Water supply sectors and key metering points.
Pilot zone is “splitted” into smaller sectors, hydraulically isolated with valves and flow meters from rest of the network.
To estimate overall consumption and network conditions within the sectors limited amount of consumers should be equipped with smart meters and pressure sensors.
Such key metering points are optimally selected based on mathematical analysis of water consumption and network topology.
The meter data from the key metering points is processed by data analytical algorithms. As a result this information becomes sufficient to provide diagnostics and monitoring of the whole water supply network in the zone.
Key metering points. Selection approach.
Overall solution layout and goals
3- layers architecture with open communication protocols
Supporting variety of metering devices
Validation of master and metered data
Integration with utility IT systems
Setup and support of utility business processes
detect and localize losses
forecast the consumption
Control the metering infrastructure
increase the transparency of process
Support decision and optimize planning
drive effective utility business
High level solution architecture and integration
Automation of business processes for automation of configuration and measured data collection
Business process example: installation of new communication module to metering device
Primary Suitable Markets:
- Power Facilities
- Business’s in Rural Areas
- Industry where no power is available
- Mining Sector