Remote Infrastructure improves distribution system efficiency and maintenance. Remote data monitoring systems are cost-effective and
scalable, enhance existing SCADA systems, and save valuable time by allowing field personnel to concentrate on operation and maintenance
activities instead of collecting data from remote monitoring sites.
Water utilities do an excellent job of producing high-quality water at their plants, but they need to maintain quality throughout
their distribution systems. Monitoring water distribution and wastewater collection system infrastructure traditionally has been
difficult and expensive. Fortunately, technology is making it possible to economically and conveniently monitor remote water distribution
and wastewater collection system assets. If you can monitor your system, you can better manage it. Remote data monitoring systems usually
don’t provide any remote control to assets in the field; rather, they collect and transmit data from those assets to a central server
where the data can be displayed, plotted, analyzed, exported, and shared. Such systems allow users to monitor a variety of system devices
and parameters, including water and flowmeters, pressure-relief valves, hydrant pressure and water hammer, water quality indicators,
reservoir levels, rainfall, mag meters, pump stations, and storage tank and aquifer levels.
Key benefits of a remote data monitoring system include the following:
- Access to remote real-time and historical data.
- A common data platform for all parameters. All data reside in one common database, allowing users to easily analyze and compare different data.
- Alarm notification and management. Alarms can be sent as text messages to mobile devices or as email messages sent via the Web.
- Choice of communication technologies, including cellular, radio, satellite, landline telephone, or direct-connect Ethernet options.
- Choice of RTU power options, including battery, solar, alternating current, etc.
- System scalability.
- Automated operation. Data are collected, stored, and transmitted automatically, eliminating the need for field personnel to travel to remote sites to manually download and collect data.
- Open database for third-party sharing. Common database platforms allow users to easily share data from one data management system to another.
- Low procurement, installation, and lifetime operating cost of ownership.
Smart Metering Solution will eliminate paper/pencil inspections, and manual data
entry. The water utilities will use this data collected by AMR/AMI to manage many
critical challenges and decrease operating costs, identify performance issues,
improve customer service and better prioritize infrastructure investments. AMI helps
utilities streamline their billing process in many ways. These include reducing the
labour necessary to read traditional water meters, as well as streamlined bill
generation. Furthermore, the data gathered by AMI can reveal problematic areas
within the system and better manage the production, storage and distribution of
water. It can also help utilities substantially decrease non-revenue water by detecting
water loss both in the distribution network and at customer end-points – a huge cost
Trimble Water offer solutions which include Asset Management, Wireless water infrastructure monitoring, Incident Management,
Smart metering, Rugged Hardwares and professional services offers expert solution, product implementation and support. Trimble water
solutions integrate advanced positioning, sensors and mapping technologies with software and hardware to automate utility mapping,
design, construction and operations, enabling increased productivity, enhanced regulatory compliance and improved customer service