Blockbax for
the Water Sector

Blockbax will help with driving digitization initiatives like remote monitoring of water quality or rolling out smart meters to be able to cope with major changes in the water industry due to urbanization and climate change.

Digitizing the
water sector

The water sector is changing rapidly due a number of factors. We’re already seeing how climate changes affect agricultural production, the rise of the sea level and the amount of wildfires. Another factor is the growing global population, that according to the UN will require global food production to increase with 70% by 2050. A shift towards a more circular economy requires a switch from a traditional linear approach to a more circular one will require water companies to rethink their traditional wastewater treatment methods.

These changes require water companies to rapidly adopt smart and intelligent network technologies in which sensor data and data analytics play a critical role. These can help with improving the reliability of physical water infrastructures, cut non-revenue water losses and create overall water, energy and cost efficiencies dramatically while enhancing customer service.

Smart Water
powered by Blockbax

Sensor data plays a crucial role in the digitization of the water sector. A distributed network of sensors will provide accurate, granular and real-time insights in water consumption, water quality and the performance and condition of the water network. These insights form the foundation for digitizing processes lowering consumption, reducing leakages and reducing the costs associated with maintenance processes.

This requires water companies to get ready for a world where data from a network sensors plays a crucial role in the majority of business processes and where the ability to quickly design, test and scale initiatives based on sensor data becomes a critical capability.

“AQUON is introducing the Blockbax Platform for remote sensing of water quality to a large number of Dutch Water Authorities. It's quick and easy to set-up and with Blockbax our sensor data can quickly be turned into valuable insights. The platform also provides for easy reusability which helps accelerating the digitization of our monitoring processes.”

Eppe Nieuwenhuis
Eppe Nieuwenhuis Adjunct Directeur AQUON
Remote monitoring of water quality

Remote monitoring of water quality

Connect a network of water quality sensors to shift from periodic and manual sampling processes to continuous and real-time monitoring of the water quality of a water network or body of water. This will not only save time and money but will also lay a foundation for being able to predict the evolution of the water reserves and to proactively align water reserves with demands.

Water loss detection

Water loss detection

Water leakage from pipes is responsible for a significant amount of water loss in commercial and industrial buildings. By connecting sensors that can measure water flow to Blockbax and combining these with pulse meters it is possible to detect changes in the flow rate. The platform can proactively notify the relevant stakeholders or changes in the water flow as an indicator of pipe leakages.

Predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance

Combine data from Internet of Things sensors with existing data sources to shift from period-based maintenance processes to proactive, predictive maintenance. Basing maintenance activities on the actual condition of the assets will increase efficiency, lower the amount of unexpected downtime and increase equipment lifetime.

Smart Water
Use cases

Connect, store, analyse

Water quality monitoring processes for e.g. Agriculture, Drinking Water or Aquaculture

Water loss

Water loss detection

Monitoring

Monitoring processes of sewer water to detect for drugs waste or viruses

Preventive asset

Preventive asset management

Pressure

Pressure and consumption management

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