Water supply network leak detection specialist Gutermann and TaKaDu, supplier of an integrated event management platform, have teamed up to provide what the two companies describe as a comprehensive solution for water loss reduction.
Israeli company TaKaDu’s platform is being integrated with the fixed network leak detection technology of Switzerland-based Gutermann. According to the companies, this leverages TaKaDu’s ability to integrate network events from external systems as well as its own analytics engine. The result is comprehensive data-driven solution for improving efficiency, the companies say.
According to the companies, for joint customers, TaKaDu’s platform can act as the central layer for all network events detected by both systems. They say receiving alerts from two different sources will increase operational confidence about each event, save time, and provide information for better decision making – enabling operational teams to validate and find the location of leaks more easily.
In a statement issued by the companies, Uri Gutermann, Head of Business Development and CFO at Gutermann, said: ‘With our constant focus on innovation, we strive to provide utilities with the best possible tools for efficient non-revenue water reduction. Our collaboration with TaKaDu is therefore another stepping stone in Gutermann’s strategy to make water leakage a central theme for utility managers and to facilitate a more transparent and holistic view on leaks and pipe bursts and how they are handled.’
He added: ‘Combining the automatically correlated and pinpointed leak locations from our acoustic sensor network with TaKaDu’s big data analytics and event management offers joint customers the most reliable, precise and comprehensive solution for network management.’
Also in the statement, TaKaDu founder and CEO Amir Peleg said: ‘We’re delighted to collaborate with Gutermann, which provides a critical data source and event detection for leakage events. Our combined solution is showing excellent results at Mei Carmel in Haifa, Israel, and we’re also seeing huge potential worldwide,’
He added: ‘TaKaDu’s customers already integrate events from a variety of sources such as call centre (consumer reports) and work order systems (predictive maintenance and repair activities). This latest integration with Gutermann strengthens the capability of users to manage events even better, helps to break silos, and improves collaboration between the back office and field teams.’
- Gutermann, TaKaDu, water supply networks