NB-Fi for Smart Meters - case study

Smart Metering System for a Water supply company with 400,000 consumers

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Smart Metering System for a Water supply company with 400,000 consumers

PodolskVodokanal, founded in 1917, is a major water supply company with a production capacity of 100,000 m3 of potable water per day. With one hundred artesian wells and 29 pumping units, the company serves 400,000 consumers in three nearest cities.


The project's area is fully covered by NB-Fi network

The territory where PodolskVodokanal’s consumers are located is fully covered by NB-Fi network. PodolskVodokanal has already replaced old water meters with WAVIoT Water Meters for thousands of consumers. Readings from WAVIoT Water Meters are gathered by the company’s internal billing system – data come to this system through the WAVIoT MDM’s API. Building-level water meters are connected to the WAVIoT MDM system via NB-Fi modems with pulse inputs. Mr. Semin, the General Manager, personally tested WAVIoT Water Meters in his own house. He was very surprised to know that the water pipe in the house was leaking, which was confirmed by WAVIoT Water Meter that detected continuous water consumption never dropping to zero. A small repair helped to avoid many potential problems in the future.

The water supply company expects a significant short-term reduction of water leakages and non-revenue water and increasing the accuracy of payments for consumed resources. This will lead to a decrease in operating costs and improvement of water supply reliability.


Products of case study


WAVIoT IoT Platform

WAVIoT IoT Platform for the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a comprehensive solution to process all information from various IoT devices with NB-Fi transceiver that transmit data via the NB-Fi network.

WAVIoT IoT Platform can be used in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Smart Grid systems for power transmission and distribution, utility supply and management, energy services, agriculture, manufacturing, transport and logistics. WAVIoT IoT Platform collects, analyzes and stores data from millions of devices. The energy and utility sector will greatly benefit from the implementation of WAVIoT IoT Platform, as it reduces costs, increases convenience and improves security for the suppliers, customers and consumers.
WAVIoT IoT Platform is a cloud-based software that consists of the NB-Fi server (Head End System or HES) and the Meter Data Management System (MDM system or MDMS). WAVIoT IoT Platform collects and processes primary information from utility meters, sensors, gauges and other IoT devices, and provides tools for data analysis and visualization. Flexible API capabilities ensures integration with other IT systems, expanding the range of possible use cases.

WAVIoT IoT Platform can be installed in a corporate network and integrated with corporate AMI or enterprise system.

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