Smart Water Services Showcases Market Disrupting Technology at ACE 2015
Presents SWIMM-Monitor to American Water Works Association Attendees
Approximately 100 million people across the globe have intermittent water supplies leading to pipeline pressure loss and potential contaminant intrusion.
At the AWWA ACE 2015 event in Anaheim, CA last week, Smart Water Services, LLC presented its new SWIMM-Monitor product to conference attendees. The SWIMM-Monitor is the first and only combination pressure transient, water quality, flow, and/or leak noise monitoring technology that can provide 24/7 continuous cellular communication to a remote server/web application from a battery-powered portable telemetry system. This unprecedented technology achievement gives water utility operators and engineers the ability and freedom to remotely monitor and optimize virtually any point in their water distribution networks in true real-time.
After conducting field-testing and network modeling studies as a consultant and water utility employee for two decades, Paul West, Founder and President of Smart Water Services, realized that most water utilities faced the same challenges in their water distribution system networks – limited data where it mattered and limited access to real-time data where it existed. West knew there had to be better way to manage pressures, water quality, and non-revenue water problems in real-time. Smart Water Infrastructure Monitoring & Modeling (SWIMM) is a portable wireless monitoring and control system that can be deployed to virtually any point in the water distribution network to monitor and optimize pressure, water quality, flow, and leakage in a fraction of the time and cost as traditional sensor and SCADA system technologies.
In the ACE presentation, West and PhD student John Erickson (working under Professor Kara Nelson of the University of California Berkeley) discussed the benefits of online monitoring in an intermittent drinking water distribution system in Panamá and the human health impacts of water systems that lose supply and pressure. “Approximately 100 million people across the globe have intermittent water supplies leading to pipeline pressure loss and potential contaminant intrusion,” said West. “Smart Water Services provided cost effective and innovative technology for the one year research study to monitor eight remote sites including four district metered areas (DMAs). The SWIMM-Monitor is being used to remotely monitor pipeline flow, pressure transients and water quality metrics of turbidity and chlorine residual via the SWIMM-Connect web application, so that stakeholders in the US and Panamá can remotely monitor system events in near real-time as part of the overall research effort. The plug-and-play, portable, web enabled system allowed the research team to rapidly deploy the technology in harsh remote environments and receive near real-time data at home and abroad saving considerable time and money.”
About Smart Water Services LLC
Smart Water Services provides innovative turn-key products and services to help water utilities monitor, control, and optimize their water distribution networks to better manage pressures, water quality, and non-revenue water in real-time using our SWIMM-Monitor, SWIMM-Controller, SWIMM-Connect web application, or SWIMM-Watch operations decision support (ODS) platform. SWIMM-Watch is the integration of SWIMM technology with SCADAWatch, developed by Innovyze, a powerful data visualization, analytics, and operational decision support (ODS) platform that integrates real-time SCADA data, GIS (ESRI ArcGIS Server), the InfoWater modeling software, and smart sensor data (AMI, pressure, flow, leak noise, and water quality sensors) to revolutionize the way we monitor, analyze, and optimize water distribution networks. Our turn-key services include: SWIMM technology deployment including annual service contracts, SCADA system integration, operational decision support (ODS) platform development, software-as-a-service (SAAS), real-time network modeling, field testing, and master planning. For more information, please visit www.SmartWaterLLC.com
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- Smart Water Services LLC
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