Data: 21/11/2021 à 26/11/2021
Local: BELO HORIZONTE - MG
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LOW-COST MONITORING FOR WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS
SE04.B - Análise de sistemas de distribuição de água e segurança de redes de abastecimento
Water transport and distribution systems must be carefully monitored and operated to avoid water losses, save energy, and protect the water utilities' assets against damages. Usually, a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system receives information from remote sensors and remotely controls components like valves and pumps in primary water transport and distribution systems. SCADA systems, however, are technically complex and expensive. Recent developments in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) opened new paths for technologically advanced, low-cost water system monitoring and control solutions. In the first place, it uses the decentralized Internet of Things (IoT) approach, which already gained significant importance in the industrial sector but is still in an embryonal stage considering water utilities. This paper presents a proposal of a low-cost, IoT-based system, fully accessible to Brazilian operators. The solution is under implementation on a test rig at the CPH/UFMG, and some initial results are shown. This project is developed under a UN Joint initiative between Brazil, Germany, Belgium, and France.