The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply
Orford, Quebec is home to 3,600 people. The rugged hills surrounding the town complicate the job of supplying water to its residents, businesses and fire protection services.
HMS NetworksHMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS develops and manufactures solutions under three brands: Anybus, IXXAT and eWON. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. The company is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden and has development centers in Germany and Belgium. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in China, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA, plus distributors in more than 50 countries. HMS employs over 450 people and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. HMS manufactures and markets industrial communication products which connect industrial devices to different industrial networks. HMS products act as translators between robots, control systems, motors, sensors, etc. and the different industrial networks that exist on the market (fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet). HMS also offers products for Remote Management - web-based control of field equipment such as Power Generators, Tanks, Telecom Base Stations, Buildings etc.
Equipment & Machinery
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
Using eWON devices the municipality of Orford can monitor pumps and waters levels in real-time allowing for the collection of valuable data to maximize their system.
- DATA COLLECTED
Water Level, Water Meter Readings, Water Usage
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
All reservoirs and wells are better managed and controlled.
Impact #2 [Process Optimization - Remote Control]
Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.
Impact #3 [Cost Reduction - Labor]
Labor costs are lowered and time are saved by avoiding towers, radio licensing, and trips to the site.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
- USE CASES
Intelligent Urban Water Supply ManagementIntelligent Urban Water Supply Management uses IoT gateways to securely connect the water supply asset (e.g. pressurizing pumps) to the cloud service platform where advanced analytics are applied to the operational data communicated from the assets. The operational insight obtained from the analytics are used to drive the water supply domain applications to monitor and provide advanced maintenance capability, monitor water quality, detect water leakages, reduce energy consumption of pressurizing pumps and ensure equitable water distributions to the points of consumption during water peak usage hours and water supply shortages.