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On constant watch for technological developments affecting its business activities, and with its policy of permanent innovation and continual customer service improvements, SADE is today developing an offer of ‘smart networks’.
Applying information technology to networks to make them ‘smarter’ and therefore easier to manage is a significant step forward for the environment. By 2010 it could reduce the world’s CO2 emissions by 15%, or the equivalent of all the USA’s emissions. Water, electricity and other networks are involved. SADE is totally committed to this approach.
Technical and environmental optimisation is applicable to all networks, especially to drinking water systems that involve heavy investment and serious health issues. Making these networks ‘smart’ is a response that meets these concerns.
Keeping this goal in mind, SADE designed its offer of ‘smart networks’ based on the installation of the KAPTA®3000 multi-parameter sensor, a result of Veolia research.
KAPTA® 3000 enables the measurement and transmission in real time of essential data regarding the quality of the water delivered and the functioning of the particular network segment.
Based on the latest innovations in the field of physicochemical measuring, materials, electronics and communications, the KAPTA® 3000 multi-parameter sensor provides:
The new ERDF electricity meter is called Linky. It not only permits the remote measurement of electricity consumption but it also receives and transmits data.
Since 2010, ERDF has been undertaking a pilot installation of 300,000 units in 4 Lyon districts, 11 Greater Lyon cities and 150 cities in Touraine.
The SADE Group is involved in the deployment of Linky by carrying out installation works of such devices.
If they become standard, 35 million Linky meters will have been installed by the year 2017.
SADE offers a comprehensive range of remote water meter index reading services using radio modules. By making the network ‘smart’, this technique optimises both it and the fleet of installed meters.
From design to management, including installation, training and maintenance, SADE controls all stages of remote water meter reading.
This innovative technology may be bidirectional or unidirectional: either the meter receives and transmits data, or it only transmits. Whichever system is used, data exchange is carried out either through a fixed network or via mobile terminals.
There are many advantages to remote meter reading:
Remote water meter reading is of interest to any private and public organisation operating drinking water networks.