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The value of effective AMR data logging was recently highlighted to one of Business Stream’s customers when they experienced a leak in their network.
Understanding that leaks can be costly both environmentally and financially, Business Stream pro-actively monitors its customers’ meters with HWM’s COMlog 2 data loggers.
COMlog 2 is the highly versatile data logger designed to be a cost-effective, multi-application data logging solution. Developed for flexibility, COMlog 2 is compatible with any sensor or meter
that has a volt-free pulsed output.
Particularly effective for smart metering, COMlog 2 provides businesses with an efficient way of managing water and energy consumption and reducing costs.
In this case, a COMlog 2 AMR device registered a high level of consumption and sent an alarm to
Business Stream, meaning they were quickly able to report the leak to their customer. Although the leak was large, it was not visible on the surface and without alert would have gone unnoticed until the customer received their next water bill.
This prompt action allowed for the leak to be located and fixed efficiently.
It is estimated that, had the data logger not been in place, then the next bi-annual meter reading would have been the first time the leak would have been alerted to the customer, which by then could have accounted for a bill in excess of £100,000!
“HWM’s COMlog 2 data loggers enable us to accurately monitor changes in our customers’ water consumption. This then allows us to quickly fix any issues before they become a bigger problem - saving the customer money and water” - Iain Kochanowski, Project Manager, Business Stream
Investment in HWM data logging technology, coupled with expert support from Business Stream, ensured that the leak was quickly identified and dealt with, reducing the cost to the customer and saving large amounts of water.
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