UK water provider choose smart network for leak detection and prevention
Industry firsts are taking place at the UK’s South East Water (SEW), in collaboration with ATi UK, as part of a digital water meter trial, revolutionising the way the water industry detects and prevents leaks.
This pioneering project has the potential to alert SEW to the smallest leaks soon after they occur and can also predict and prevent pipeline failure before it even happens.
In total, this trial has brought together nine specialist companies in their respective fields to test the latest cutting-edge digital water meters, sensors and advanced analytics. This is the first time that data from all these differing technologies has been successfully combined into one ‘data lake’ for analysis.
As part of this industry-first project, ATi have provided the industry-leading MetriNet sensors and the installation and implementation phase has been a huge success. Early results from the initial analysis include detection of leaks that were only previously identifiable by analysis of multiparameter data sets.
SEW’s Narrowband Internet of Things technology has the power to transform the utilities sector. It enables a more accurate and efficient method of identifying and preventing leaks, helping water companies meet vital regulatory and environmental standards. It is a perfect example of how technology can be used to create a more sustainable future.
ATi’s Managing Director Europe, Dr Mike Strahand, said: “This project is a significant step forward for the world of intelligent networks and is the first time all of the layers needed for smart water networks have been brought together. It is a fantastic example of the multi-stakeholder collaboration that is necessary to make smart networks happen.”