Much more than measuring consumption

READy Manager

Optimal utilisation of meter data with READy Manager

When you have a READy system, the handling of your meters and meter data takes place in the PC program, READy Manager – both if you read your meters with mobile reading or through a network.

Measuring and billing consumption are key tasks for any water utility. However, smart water metering is not just a question of increased accuracy and correct billing. It is also about developing and improving relations with the consumers. It is about operational optimisations, quality control, revenue protection, asset management and much more.

It is about being capable of making the right choices and investments – based on more than just estimates and theoretical models.
Meter data can be used for much more than accurate billing. Increased knowledge about the distribution network and improved utilisation of data, can give you continuous access to updated knowledge about consumption, cooling, pressure and non-revenue water – as well as the tools to transform this knowledge into concrete improvements, energy optimisations, reduced water waste and fewer bursts.

In other words - intelligent troubleshooting and optimisation of your network.

With a smart metering solution from Kamstrup, you will get easy access to all of your data, including a series of tools, which help you to be proactive in your planning and daily work. Furthermore, you will get exact readings to use for accurate billing of the consumers. 

Getting started

READy Manager has a simple user interface with a start screen and icon-based navigation that makes the program intuitive and easy to use.

READy Manager supports many different data formats and offers flexible import and export of data. It is easy to integrate an existing customer database in the system. Consumption data can be exported to your billing system or an email as needed, either manually or via automated commands.

Intelligent troubleshooting and optimisation of the distribution network

Smart metering is about so much more than consumption metering. Optimal utilisation of data depends on how it is presented and used. Therefore, READy Manager offers a broad range of tools designed for modern utilities that give you an overview of, and help you utilize, your meter data.

Focus your troubleshooting and optimization

To get an overview of the consumption and other parameters in different parts of your distribution network, you can group your meters in READy Manager. You can create groups based on geography or create groups of

customers where you wish to follow the consumption closely. 

In some cases, it can be beneficial to have access to more frequent data with a very short reading interval to get access to the necessary information.

In READy Manager, you can therefore upgrade up to 50 strategically important meters to priority meters that will be read in 5-minute intervals. The priority meters can be household meters, larger flow- and district meters or pressure sensors. You can change which meters are read as priority meters continuously if your analytical needs change.
See the big picture
Moreover, READy Manager can visualize meter data in a bar chart and couple the consumption with any alarms or info codes. This can make it easier to compare the consumption from different meters and identify leaks, bad coolers or other irregularities in the distribution network or with the end users.   

When the events leading to a burst or leakage are known, the starting time and location can be identified more easily. Thus, the problem can be corrected faster and the water loss minimized.

Remote reading with READy

In order for you to get full access to the many possibilities within analysis and optimizations in READy Manager, your meters need to be read by a READy network. 

With READy network reading, all your meters are read automatically on a daily or hourly basis by one or more permanent data collection units. 
A data collection unit consists of one or two antennas which collects the signal from the meters, and a concentrator which transmits the data to your READy Manager.

“We can suddenly start using meter data for more than just billing. Now we can analyse, troubleshoot and find improvement opportunities that we were previously unable to.” Marc Roar Hintze, CEO, Assens District Heating.

Manage your water loss

READy Manager includes an effective analysis of water loss; it continuously keeps you up-to-date on the amount of wasted water in the entire network or in selected areas. Instead of one annual calculation of water waste, you can now get a continuous overview and react as soon as the tendency in an area is rising. 

You can detect leaks and bursts far earlier thereby limiting non-revenue water. By comparing water waste from different sections, READy Manager can also be used to focus your active leakage search, and provide the basis for prioritising and dimensioning when renovating the distribution network. Thus, you can take actions where it is needed the most and where it will create the most value for both the utility and the consumers.

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