Monitoring energy flows means to monitor and diagnose problems, continuously and remotely, defining the priorities and methods of maintenance management by identifying any operating anomalies quickly. It also means providing users with the information and tools they need to make conscious decisions about behaviors and methods to adopt in the use of energy flows. In particular, the following functions are monitored for water meters:

In particular, the following functions are monitored for water meters:

  • Consumption readings

  • Leak detection: residual losses downstream of the meter

  • Detecting abnormal consumption: e.g. losses in schools during vacation times

  • Recording volumetric thresholds: identification of defective meters

  • Reverse flow indication: tamper detection

  • Peak flows: pressure drops on the distribution network

  • Water quality monitoring

  • Detecting backflows from the outside: distribution system monitoring

  • Meter sizing verification: according to the user’s consumption profile