Partnership Develops System to Optimize Drinking Water Networks

Xylem Inc. and Visenti Pte Ltd. have formed a joint partnership to optimize water networks by using energy-efficient technology and smart sensing platforms. These technologies will reduce energy consumption, maximize water quality and ensure optimal network conditions around Singapore’s drinking water infrastructure.

The rapid growth in cities around the world creates significant challenges to water utility companies that are already encountering failures with increasing frequency due to aging infrastructure. The result has been higher energy consumption, higher maintenance costs, significant water losses, inefficiencies in system operation, and concerns about the quality of drinking water that is delivered to the consumer.

The partnership combines Xylem’s unique offering of industry-leading water transport and water-sensing products with Visenti’s WaterWiSe monitoring, diagnostic, and control platform. The result is real-time data and analysis from the water distribution network that can be used to improve energy efficiency significantly, detect system inefficiencies and drive more informed decision making by the network operator.

WaterWiSe Advanced Water Network Monitoring, Diagnostics & Control Platform

An exciting aspect to the project is the customized version of Xylem’s YSI brand EXO1 water quality sensors to monitor parameters such as conductivity, temperature, pH, ORP and turbidity in-pipe throughout the distribution network. Pressure and flow are also monitored, and all sensors connect to Visenti’s WaterWiSe software and data analytics system to help utilities identify water contamination, detect leaks and valve failures, and predict water demand.

“Our partnership with Xylem will allow us to develop a secure, smart and energy-efficient system for end-users in Singapore,” said Ami Preis, co-founder of Visenti. “We’re proud to be involved in a partnership that can truly demonstrate a profound effect on Singapore’s resource efficiency and position Singapore as a model country addressing water issues head-on.”

>>Contact YSI if you would like more information about the WaterWiSe Advanced Water Network Monitoring, Diagnostics & Control Platform and how it can be used in your water network application.

 

About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. For more information, please visit www.xyleminc.com.

About Visenti

Visenti Pte Ltd. is a Singapore based spin-off from MIT focused on supporting utility companies in monitoring their infrastructure and optimizing their operations. Visenti delivers WaterWiSe, an integrated decision support platform that enables utility companies to monitor their infrastructure in real-time and optimize operational efficiency. WaterWiSe combines patent-protected software analytics with intelligent data acquisition and transmission units that can reduce energy and water wastage in real-time without compromising water quality and hydraulic standards. For more information, please visit www.visenti.com.

 

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