KLAPPE with ALERT – Paving the way for smart mains-operation
Manholes and covers of water supply networks are designed so that they can be easily opened by the water supplier’s operating personnel, for example to operate gate valves, hydrants and other fittings. Underground or above-ground hydrants can be used to extract water from the water network by the network operator, the fire brigade or instructed personnel.
Monitoring the widely branched networks is an important task of network operation. Even with a constant presence in the network area, the unauthorised opening of manholes and covers or the unauthorised removal of water is only detected if the operating personnel is at the right place at the right time. With the digitalisation of water management, this no longer has to be the case. With ALERT sensor technology, operating personnel can be relieved and network security increased.
Sensor technology ALERT
Hydrants, gate valves, manholes and covers equipped with ALERT sensor technology report – silently for the person responsible – when they are opened. How does it work? Sensor technology ALERT uses data transmission via the Long Range Wide Area Network (LORA), a data transmission standard that is already integrated into ORTOMAT technology. LORA uses a smart chipset and a data transmission standard that allows sensors to operate for a very long time with low power consumption, eliminating the need to build and operate expensive and error-prone parallel networks.
The network operator has the free choice of whether a special operation site (e.g. the operating centre of the network operator) or the VONROLL-HYDROSERVICE is informed if unauthorised access to the network occurs. In this way, the right measures can be taken quickly to effectively prevent water theft and unauthorised manipulation. ALERT turns any network into a smart infrastructure.
ALERT sensor technology is part of the ZERO WATERLOSS strategy. It can be easily retrofitted (also to other manufacturers’ products) and can be displayed via HYDROPORT in the INTERNET OF THE WATER.
KLAPPE with ALERT
The rotating lid of the often copied but never reached above-ground hydrant of vonRoll CLASSIC has been replaced by KLAPPE as standard since 2019. The name says it all: a hinged lid that combines superior user-friendliness with functional reliability and, thanks to ALERT, can send a message to HYDROPORT or another defined location when opened. Of course, both the rotating lids of the vonRoll CLASSIC and the lids on the 7502, 5000 and Hinni 6000 above-ground hydrants can be replaced by KLAPPE, thus paving the way for smart network operation even in existing networks.
Of course, the powerful and technologically leading leak detection system ORTOMAT MTC can be retrofitted into KLAPPE.
- is reliable: no faulty operation possible.
- can be retrofitted to the 7502, 5000, CLASSIC and Hinni 6000 above-ground hydrants.
- communicates via LORA or mobile phone networks and does not require expensive and error-prone parallel networks.
- monitors manipulations and unauthorized water withdrawals in real time.
- supports network operation and increases supply and functional reliability.
- is prepared for the installation of the leading leak detection system ORTOMAT MTC.
- can be mapped via HYDROPORT in the INTERNET OF THE WATER.
Author: Roger Saner, vonRoll hydro (suisse) ag