World Sensation: 3D Motion Sensor launched within Gutermann´s acoustic leak logger Series
A new upgrade for Gutermann´s leading and award-winning NB-IoT logger has just been announced for World Water Loss Day 2022! NB-IoT Loggers will now feature a sophisticated 3D motion sensor, with the aim of highlighting potential problems with logger data collection or deployment locations.
The first generation of NB-IoT acoustic noise loggers with automatic correlation features was officially launched three years ago on the first World Water Loss Day – which was initiated by Gutermann and the IWA Water Loss Specialist Group and endorsed by major industry associations IWA and AWWA.
Uri Gutermann, CEO of Gutermann, describes the value of the new 3D motion sensor feature: “The added value implemented in this already very powerful logger and versatile cloud software is twofold: if a logger has been moved from its deployed position it has either fallen off the fitting, or has been removed on purpose. The “Pitch & Roll” alarm for our new system will let the operator know if the logger has lost contact with the pipe or has been removed.”
In the Gutermann Cloud software, the new “Pitch & Roll” alarm will trigger the logger icon to display as tilted on both the map view, and the logger list data view. An irregular pitch may indicate that the logger has been dislodged from its original resting position (either by animals or flooding) or removed from the deployment location altogether.
“Any gaps in monitoring fixed water networks that arise from non-reporting loggers can be reduced or eliminated with this Pitch & Roll feature. This gives a utility a significantly higher asset efficiency of the system, better control of water networks and related pipes, and ultimately better system performance,” Uri adds.
How does this work?
A sensor inside the logger tracks the movements of the logger on its axis, and reports the data back to the Gutermann Cloud server, and operator surface ZONESCAN NET (ZS NET).
The ZS NET software keeps track of logger orientation history, and displays the data in the window (pictured above) that appears in the “Maintenance View” when the logger is double-clicked.
The feature can also be setup as an “Event Alarm” and emailed to the user.
The 3D Motion Sensor and related software functionality is now integrated into all new NB-IoT-loggers as a standard feature, enabling customers to fully benefit from it with their next purchase of loggers.
The ZONESCAN NB-IoT leak noise logger for fixed network leak detection, with its unique product features, has already helped hundreds of utilities and water companies around the globe upgrade their traditional leak detection technologies and methods. The system is designed to improve the efficiency of utilities’ and water companies’ water loss reduction programs and reduce NRW; all while bettering customer service relations. Since launch, Gutermann has continued to add improvements and features to the ZONESCAN NB-IoT system which has led to a product offering that is second to none when it comes to performance and functionality.