For further information, please contact:Ramón López Farías, Sales Manager Iberia & Latin America
T: +34 914 359 034
At present, a considerable amount of the water running through Essbio’s network is going undetected because the utility’s current meters cannot measure water used at low flow rates.
Kamstrup’s intelligent water meters, which have been approved by Chile’s metering and telecommunication standards organisations - DICTUC and SUBTEL, can measure extremely low flow rates. This ensures that the consumption of every single litre of water is accurately registered and billed. With their pinpoint accuracy, the meters can also detect leaks, bursts, and tampering, ensuring water loss is discovered quickly.
The installation is part of a pilot project that will provide Essbio with greater reliability over the quality of its supply and deeper insight into how it wants to build its intelligent water network.
“With the installation of the new intelligent meters, our company has started an innovation process in commercial services, with a short-term objective of improving the quality and precision in metering as well as a longer-term one where we are looking for efficiency opportunities by using data integration and automation”, says Víctor Hugo Bustamante, ESSBIO’s Comercial Manager.
“Essbio will also greatly improve its operational efficiency by reading their
meters with Kamstrup’s READy drive-by solution.
This easy-to-use solution will provide highly accurate readings while reducing the amount of time its employees spend reading meters, all without having to disturb customers,” comments Ramón López Farías, Kamstrup’s Sales Manager for Latin America.
The meter used in this project is the highly accurate flowIQ® 2102 ultrasonic water meter which can measure water flows as low as 2 litres per hour. More importantly, it can maintain this low start flow and the precision on it throughout the entirety of its lifetime, which can extend up to 16 years due to the impressive longevity of the battery life.
- Víctor Hugo Bustamante, ESSBIO’s Comercial Manager.