The supply of clean water and its architecture is not an easy or obvious task as most people may think. The water utilities are making constant efforts to maintain a flawless supply of high-quality water, which complies with regulatory, while containing costs of operations and maintenance.
The IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) or SCADA system provides remote monitoring and controls of the water supply infrastructure, including water sources, reservoirs, valves, pumps, and many other types of field instrumentation. The monitoring data includes information such as water quality, flow rates, pressure, runtimes and the number of pump starts.
It also provides general status on the various sites, including power system, water quality and site security. The IIoT or SCADA system enables control of pumps (based on user defined set-points), generators and other devices that are part of the infrastructure. It allows utilities to reduce power consumption and increase availability and longevity of the water supply infrastructure.
The IIoT and SCADA system can provide basic leak detect information that can be used directly to address leaks. It’s also integrated into NRW (Non -Revenue Water) systems, serving as the “holy grail” of information as well as executing processes that optimize the use of the existing infrastructure.