6 Aspects of Utility Intelligence
Utilities have millions of dollars of assets to manage. The hydraulic cycle provides a constant movement of water, which can degrade pipes over time and result in bursts, breaks and leaks. Deciding when and where to expand, repair or replace is a challenging task and making an uninformed decision can be costly.
FlexNet® allows utilities to collect and monitor data for a near real-time understanding of the health of their network. A continuous flow of data gives utilities comprehensive insights into network pressure and identifying transients that lead to pressure-induced stress and often catastrophic damage.
The data can also be used to improve the following functions:
- Hydraulic modeling calibration
- Scenario modeling
- Capacity planning
- Source water monitoring and utilization
- Asset utilization and repair and replacement planning
This data will often point to areas for condition assessment and can be a significant cost advantage. Additionally, the monitoring and reduction of pressure can also relieve stress on a system, allowing for better asset management and optimization, as well as system risk mitigation.