Sensus has unveiled its new ultrasound static water meter, Cordonel, that has been designed to help achieve a smarter utility network. An extremely versatile metering system, Cordonel helps users manage distribution networks more efficiently, thereby contributing to better water resource management, through accurate and reliable data. Sensus is showcasing Cordonel, along with its suite of innovative solutions, at WETEX 2019, taking place from October 21 to 23 in Dubai.
Ideal for any commercial and industrial application – from water distribution supply to irrigation management – the innovative new technology offered by Cordonel will help support the key pillar of the UAE’s Vision 2021 agenda – to be the best in the world at preserving water resources. Cordonel is an intelligent response to two of the major challenges that network managers face including lack of hyper-accurate metrology to detect the smallest leaks, and the lack of a connected meter that communicates critical network data in real-time.
By addressing these, it will not only help address leakage and save costs, but also enable managers to optimise daily maintenance to increase the uptime of the network. Francois Frigaux, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa, Sensus, said: “Here in the Middle East, water is one of the most critical resources to be preserved. As a Xylem brand, Sensus has a strong footprint in the region, enabling our customers to achieve higher levels of operational efficiency and productivity for their assets. Cordonel is a revolutionary innovation that will enable water utility networks to draw on rich real-time data for unprecedented insights on water usage. This will help users to achieve higher savings through the close monitoring of consumption patterns as well as the various patterns in the distribution network. Cordonel will support the UAE’s focus on sustainable development, especially in the management of water resources, through both supply and demand side insights.”
Sensus has already achieved strong results through its static meter for residential applications, including iPERL, which is deployed extensively in the region. With Cordonel, the commercial and industrial static water meter, Sensus is expanding its smart offering, set to benefit potential customers ranging from irrigation and landscape firms to water utilities, via building services, large commercial properties and industries. Any water network manager interested in the smarter management of water resource stands to benefit from Cordonel.
Real-time water data analytics: Cordonel brings several exceptional features that sets it apart, including three measuring paths that make installation easy and embedded communications for real-time data transmission for all aspects of the network, such as leakage and wear and tear. By simplifying the work of water utilities, it makes network design and management easier and more efficient, with the resulting data helping to fuel future network design for more optimal performance.
Cordonel will also help upgrade aging infrastructure by bringing the benefits of advanced data analytics. Supporting intelligent cities: As the Middle East focuses on building smart, intelligent cities with a focus on resource use efficiency, Cordonel supports the region’s digital transformational growth goals through its unique features.
Envisaged to be the entry point to a connected and intelligent water network, Cordonel has no moving parts, unlike mechanical meters, and can be installed within existing pipework or a small pit and will enable a smart network for a greener future. Intelligent water consumption: With a specific flow-tube design and the ability to integrate into any network easily, allowing for a smooth transition away from dated infrastructure and networks, Cordonel delivers accurate results over its 20-year lifespan.
With low starting flow rate of only 12 litres per hour, it ensures that even the smallest consumption can be monitored. The data can also be read remotely and integrated into smart water network infrastructure. Better productivity and cost savings: Among other technical features, Cordonel has an optional pressure sensor integrated into the meter, which allows water utilities to avoid buying and deploying these sensors on their network.
The pressure data is also transmitted and processed with the flow data, making operations simpler and will help generate substantial CAPEX and OPEX savings. With a strong footprint in the Middle East and Africa, Sensus supports major utility providers with advanced solutions that help reduce the downtime of mission-critical equipment. Its communication networks and product range, which includes advanced metering infrastructure, automatic meter reading, conservation voltage reduction, distribution automation, leak management, electric outage management, power line carrier migration, are ideally suited to serve the region’s needs Sensus will be showcasing its extensive suite of innovative solutions at Xylem stand CC2 from October 21 to 23 at WETEX 2019.