Green Power 2019-10-18T07:43:36+00:00

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?

THE ANSWERS

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:

  1. Supplied to pumping station zone, water supply sector
  2. Consumed by utility customers
  3. Transferred through the zone to other zones/sectors
  4. Used for utility technological needs
  5. Calculated as water losses

Analysis of the data from pressure sensors, installed at the water network and consumer inlets, including:

  1. Control of the water supply quality
  2. Detection of anomalies in measurements
  3. Probable location of leak/water loss occurrence

Extended web-based User Interface

Detection of suspicious behavior

  1. Unauthorized consumption e.g. consumption without contract or consumption via firefighting or reserve lines
  2. 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:

  1. Amount of meters in sector, zone or within particular object
  2. Correctness of AMI data
  3. Various statistical KPI’s
  4. Data collection and data transmission failures
  5. 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

  1. Analysis of network topology, historical consumption data, definition of water supply sectors and metering locations
  1. Formalization of goals and objectives. Technical audit of IT landscape, solution architecture design and definition of integration strategy.
  2. Required “tuning” of selected IT systems and introduction of new business processes related to technological accounting and management of water resources at Utility
  3. Provision of unique software, based on machine learning algorithms for condition monitoring and decision support for operation of water supply system
  1. Testing the system for pilot district, and spreading the suggested approach to other parts of the city in case of successful implementation

Stage 1.

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.

Stage 1.

Key metering points. Selection approach.

Stage 2.

Overall solution layout and goals

Solution

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

…aimed to

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

Stage 2.

High level solution architecture and integration

Stage 3.

Automation of business processes for automation of configuration and measured data collection

Stage 3.

Business process example: installation of new communication module to metering device

Micro Grids

Primary Suitable Markets:

  • Power Facilities
  • Business’s in Rural Areas
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Industry where no power is available
  • Mining Sector
  • Agriculture