Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority selects Kamstrup smart water metering solution

Kamstrup smart meteringSmart metering solution provider Kamstrup has won Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority’s (SEWA) project in the area of Maysaloon where 2,519 connections were to be fitted with the new metering system

SEWA is one of the leading utilities in UAE supplying and managing water and electricity to the residents of Sharjah emirates. SEWA wanted to reduce the Non-revenue water in its existing water distribution infrastructure. They were using mechanical meters, therefore there was a lot of wear and tear and inaccurate meter reading over many years of use. In early 2019, SEWA took a milestone decision of opting for a complete smart metering solution to bring improvements in customer service and address the issue of non-revenue water.

Choosing the right solution

SEWA serves around 3,50,000 connections in the emirates of Sharjah. The decision of smart water metering was unprecedented, therefore SEWA selected the area of Maysaloon where 2,519 connections were to be fitted with the new metering system. The cutting edge ultrasonic metering technology and availability of excellent service support locally, made Kamstrup a clear winner for this project.

EWA chose to go the flowIQ 2101, the smart ultrasonic water meter along with the READy drive-by meter reading solution for all 2,519 connections in Maysaloon, Sharjah. The meters are integrated with an in-built wireless M-bus communication system. With Kamstrup’s automatic meter reading solution, SEWA expects to improve operational efficiency and increase service levels towards their customers.

Relentless precision and long battery lifetime

The flowIQ 2101 is an ultrasonic water meter optimised for residential use. Contrary to traditional mechanical meters, Kamstrup’s flowIQ 2101 is a static meter protected against water ingress with no moving parts. Therefore, it maintains a high and stable accuracy throughout its lifetime of up to 16 years. Intelligent alarms let the operator detect leaks and bursts or other irregularities quickly and effectively. This limits water loss as well as any collateral damage and enables you to provide a more proactive customer service.

Metering reading made simple and easy

The automatic meter reading solution, READy is an effective and high-performing system for remote reading that can be used to collect data from smart meters and devices. The reading is handled intuitively via the READy App and takes place automatically while you drive. As the meter reading happens on the go, you easily get access to both consumption data and any alarms or info codes regarding leakages and other irregularities in your distribution network, thus helping you solve them quickly.

A trusted partner

The utility has expressed satisfaction with how their water metering challenges were addressed by this solution and serves their water management needs. They look forward to see the value created by the full solution in their daily operations and customer service level and then decide on extending it further.

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