Saved by the bell! A case study on a water pipe burst at IRIDA d.o.o.
Prevented water loss: 807%
Daily savings: 34.848 HRK
The client’s requirements and our alarm function
Irida d.o.o. is a modern factory for processing, repackaging and deep-freezing fish products. At first the client was interested in testing our remote meter reading solution on the water supply at their plant as the resource offering the greatest potential for improvement. Emasys d.o.o. installed its system at the beginning of 2018.
After monitoring consumption for a few weeks, the client set up a series of alarms, one of the functionalities of our web application – AMR Emasys. An alarm was set up for monitoring consumption during the night (referred to as ‘night alarm’). This function allows the client to receive timely information when consumption levels at any metering point are higher than what is considered a ‘normal’ level of consumption during the night. As soon as an increased level of consumption is detected, the system starts to alert the user.
A pipe burst and the advantages of our solution
A month later the client reaped the benefits of the alarm function of AMR Emasys: a pipe burst in the middle of the night and the system registered a sudden increase in consumption (74% higher than the set maximum). An hour later the meter reading was eight times higher than the set critical limit.
The AMR Emasys application immediately notified the client and within two hours of the burst the client was able to stop any further water loss, and the pipe was fixed that same day causing no further financial costs to the client’s business. Had the client not had a remote meter reading system or the alarm functionality, the aforementioned case would have cost the client approximately 1.452 HRK an hour, 34.848 HRK a day.
Due to the obvious benefits of our system IRIDA d.o.o. started to expand the system to include other energy sources, which has provided further benefits to the company.