Helping an ancient Turkish city use water more efficiently
The solution consists of 195 WaterMaster electromagnetic flowmeters, ABB’s uniquely accurate device for measuring flow in water, wastewater and sewage applications.
Each of the city’s 195 subterranean wells is equipped with a WaterMaster flowmeter that enables metropolitan water utility, Koski, to efficiently manage Konya’s precious water resources by accurately measuring the volume of water pumped and consumed from each well. The data recorded by the flowmeters is transmitted continuously in real time by to a central SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system, which can be accessed by the utility for flow management and billing purposes.
Prior to the new installations, Koski was using aging mechanical flowmeters that were unable to meet the demands of modern water management. To reduce wastage and improve its ability to monitor the city’s water supply, Koski needed new meters and decided to put products from all the leading vendors through a long and detailed assessment.
At the end of the process, Koski selected ABB’s WaterMaster.
WaterMaster has a number of outstanding features that Koski considers essential to its operations. Chief among them are the flowmeter’s unparalleled accuracy, ease and simplicity of use, and unique verification capability.
WaterMaster incorporates the world's first self-calibrating transmitter, which enables it to calibrate itself every 45 seconds without interrupting the flow measurement. This unique, inbuilt verification and diagnostics capability enables WaterMaster to self-check and self-diagnose any faults while the process is running and without the need for additional equipment.
It uses advanced digital signal processing (DSP) that enables the transmitter to separate the real signal from background interference caused by vibrations, hydraulic noise, and temperature fluctuations, thus providing highly accurate and reliable outputs.
And it is exceptionally easy to use. Koski found its clear display and menu-based set-up particularly important for its field staff.
WaterMaster is part of ABB’s new FlowMaster range of electromagnetic meters for flow measurement in industrial processes, water and wastewater management, and the food and life science industries.