INFORMATION IS AT THE HEART OF
GOOD DECISION MAKING.
Real-time data monitoring, logging and analysis can help you
make more informed decisions and reduce costs.
UTONOMY’S GRID MONITORING AND PROFILING provides critical data in real time to help you centrally monitor both station and network condition and performance. As a result, deviations and potential problems can be quickly identified and asset planning optimised.
NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, UNNECESSARY COSTS
Today, unmanned, remote governor stations must be visited up to twice a year by field technicians to undertake functional and maintenance checks. Equipment is often found to be good on arrival, making the visit unnecessary. On the other hand, the low frequency of visits means that some faults remain undetected for long periods. Either way, unnecessary costs are incurred by the network operator.
LACK OF DATA LEADS TO EXCESSIVE CAPEX
When installing new infrastructure or upgrading existing networks, a lack of adequate granular historical data over a continuous timeframe means that operators must, to a certain extent, estimate the size of pipes and equipment that will be required. A “tolerance factor” therefore needs to be built in, which results in assets often being sized larger than necessary and incurring unnecessary capital expenditure.
HISTORICAL DATA OPTIMISES FUTURE PLANNING
Pressure and, in future, flow monitoring information transmitted via remote data loggers connected over a simple mobile phone connection provide real-time data that can be stored and compared with other data such as weather trends for optimum network planning.
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Through regular data logging, Utonomy’s intelligent software compares actual parameters with historical data taking demand-influencing parameters such as time of day and day of week data into account. Trend deviations are then used to identify potential operational issues such as water ingress or other safety problems or exception situations such as 3rd party damage or equipment operating outside normal conditions. These can be quickly identified from a central location and necessary action implemented promptly, improving safety and operational efficiency.
Utonomy’s grid monitoring and profiling information systems
can be quickly and simply retrofitted to existing equipment without costly upgrades or downtime. Sensors and data loggers are battery powered and can be topped up by compact solar panels. Data is transmitted via standard mobile phone networks, eliminating the need for costly hardware installation and hard-wired data transmission networks.