IoT sensors and radiologger
The IoT sensors are SMAQ-compliant and are supplied together with the radiologger; they are devices selected by APKAPPA for their robustness, performance and reliability.
Positioned at strategic points in the water network, they are responsible for detecting certain quantities (pressure, volume and overflow) which are transmitted by the RNB10 radiologger to the SMAQ SAC centre.
Here, the data is processed in order to provide useful and intelligible information to the operators of the manager.
It obtains information from the sensor and/or meter regarding the quantity of water passing through (reading index, maximum and minimum flow rate) through a pulse counter accessory, supplied with it, and other information useful for identifying situations of leakage, overflow, lack of resource as well as signalling situations in which its battery is below 10% or the cable connecting it to the device has been disconnected.
It records the data collected and transmits it to the IOTeqa software platform at set times or on demand. It can be programmed to send data streams several times a day or on demand for periods of "detection campaign" or at fixed intervals at least once a day.
It is self-powered and does not need electrical connections.
It works even in hostile environments (e.g. flooding, underground manholes with cast-iron reinforcement and manhole covers, outdoors) thanks to its robustness, degree of protection (IP68) and the fact that it communicates via the NB-IoT public wireless network.
Depending on the operator's preference, it can be supplied with NB-IoT connectivity included, thus avoiding the need for the operator to sign agreements with NB-IoT providers, or it can be supplied with the operator's agreement.
It is guaranteed to operate for at least 10 years from its first installation.