Water loss management
This module falls into the category of the most complex modules that we offer. In order to work, it needs a series of data created by other modules. Most importantly, the following must function: the basic (geodetic), module for linking to the control management system, module for linking to the business information system, and preferably, also the module for manipulation of valves.
The module records DMA (District Metering Areas) which represent units for controlling and managing losses. An algorithm, when creating a new DMA zone, checks the topology of the zone (its proper relationship to the water supply network, facilities, metering equipment, valves and consumers). At the same time, it warns of any potential inconsistencies, expecting the user to remove them. From the list of flow meters and level meters, the module creates an algorithm with which we can calculate the amount of water that enters and stays in the zone.
The business information system is the source location for data on recorded consumption which is ensured by a link toward the business portion of the information system.
While working, the module warns of any unexpected increase in the entry of water to a particular zone. All other analyzes are based on the analysis of minimal nightly inflows, according to IWA recommendations.
The valve manipulation algorithm, in this case, helps to define subzones in order to narrow down the area for fault searching.
Given the fact that charges for water use will be calculated based on the quantity of water taken from the source and not on the amount sold, as has been the case up to now, the costs from losses will rise significantly. This makes loss management even more important and therefore makes this module even more interesting.