Launch of the first electromagnetic flowmeter with two-way connectivity to power intelligent water loss management Envirotech Online


It is estimated that over 60% of the world’s population could face water shortages by 2025. However, billions of liters of water are lost before they even reach their destination. A better understanding of demand, demand growth and costly leaks can be achieved with accurate and timely flow data entering and leaving water facilities.

The AquaMaster4 Mobile Comms flowmeter, ABB, provides the latest developments in wireless solutions for continuous flow measurement, accurate data recording and transmission of vital information for water management organizations. The AquaMaster4 offers superior connectivity over 4G-LTE and NB-IoT networks, and enables 60% lower power consumption, while identifying leaks ten times faster than standard meters.

With the AquaMaster 4, ABB offers the world’s first electromagnetic flowmeter with two-way connectivity and providing near real-time data to enable true smart water management. End users can access the data generated by the instrument anytime, from the comfort of their own homes, even if they live hundreds of miles away, allowing them to manage the device and their operations from anywhere. are found and at any time. They also have access to recorded historical values ​​of pressure, flow, alarms, battery life and activity logging when and where they want.

“AquaMaster 4 Mobile Comms allows you to stay connected to the flowmeter instead of relying only on communicated data, providing dynamic information on supply and demand and allowing better control and therefore intelligent management of water. This is a significant step forward in the digital journey of water systems, helping to save resources in an industry that is so focused on conservation and sustainability, ”according to Krishna Prashanth, head of the line. ABB’s global products for electromagnetic flowmeters.

This state of the art flowmeter is also unique in that it can identify low flow nightly leaks that would not normally be detected. The improved accuracy and connectivity lead to a much higher level of measurement and billing confidence.

With its cost-effective, high-speed mobile data accessible via an internal SIM card connected to a mobile network, ABB’s AquaMaster4 Mobile Comms offers an adaptable and flexible solution for deployment from virtually any location. Costs are further reduced by the device’s long battery life, eliminating the need for bulky and expensive cables and site visits.

This instrument also detects battery life and can be reconfigured to an alternate power mode. The device recovers by restarting in the event of a failure and takes into account the task automations. AquaMaster 4 can also be powered by renewable energy, increasing its cost-cutting capabilities, while predictive maintenance schedules and improved diagnostics save even more time and money.

AquaMaster4 received the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label for its high-tech response to global water crisis mitigation and adaptation needs. The Solar Impulse label is awarded to cost-effective solutions that also protect the environment, and AquaMaster4 was awarded the label after an evaluation based on verified standards which was carried out by independent external experts.

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