Inside the distribution network there are multiple measuring points, but because the assets such as fittings and valves are buried deep in the ground, it is difficult to know exactly how these assets are positioned, where they are and whether they are intact or damaged. The AVK Smart Water solution is a way for utility companies to monitor the condition and specific assets in the water distribution network.
The AVK Smart Water solution is a combined solution of both sensors and software. The battery-operated IoT sensors collect and decode the data, and the software platform visualises complex data and turns it into valuable insights. The IoT sensors are designed to fit AVK core products such as gate valves, fire hydrants and AVK fittings. When installed, the sensors provide data directly from applications in the water distribution network and send the data to the dedicated software platform.
AVK Smart Water IoT sensors
The sensors are battery driven, thus flexible and easy to install. In addition, the sensors use wireless communication technology that enable them to send packages of data to the cloud and into a software platform.
The IoT sensors from AVK Smart Water include:
- Pressure sensor
- Flow sensor
- Temperature sensor
- Open/close sensor
- Level sensor
- Fire hydrant cap sensor
- Valve position indicator
Learn more about each sensor in the IoT sensor brochure below.