Dubai, UAE, December 6, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been recognized at the 2012 H2O awards for its flow meter AquaMaster3™ device that helps address water leaks, boost water efficiency and lower utilities’ environmental impact. The technology won the ‘Most Water Efficient product category’ at the event which celebrates outstanding achievements of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) water industry.
The technology heralds a new era in water leakage management and was designed in response to the industry’s stringent demands for enhanced metering capability – enabling a more efficient and cost-effective operation and compliance with increasing legislative requirements. The flow meter delivers measurement data from remote locations directly to customers via the Internet to a PC or mobile device – enabling key decisions to be made and relevant preventative action to be undertaken quickly.
ABB technology reduces environmental impact
The flow meter sets the standard for remote potable water measurement and delivers the best-in-class technology with essential operational and financial benefits. Measuring potable water is challenging due to measurement inaccuracies, costly chamber construction, flow interruptions, suspect product reliability, expensive installation, commissioning and maintenance – all further compounded by poor leak prevention.
Sivakumar Subramanian, ABB’s global market development manager for Water in India, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award which has set an exemplary standard for remote potable water measurement, delivering best-in-class technology combined with essential operational and financial benefits to the industry.”
ABB provides the most economical and advanced instrumentation technologies for improvement of water efficiency and quality. “At the same time, ABB is taking giant leaps forward by embedding seamless smart integration with renewable power, utility information technology systems and communication technologies”, added Sivakumar Subramanian
ABB saves customer costs
Additional benefits of the flow meter include no need for routine maintenance, lower installation costs and meter accuracy will not deteriorate through wear. To highlight the long standing commitment of ABB in the water industry and the recent recognition, ABB was also recognized through a global leadership award by Frost & Sullivan for its innovation in the sector of ‘smart water networks/grids.’ ABB’s commitment to the water sector with technology solutions was commended in the areas of automation and control, metering and utility hardware, design and engineering and information, communication technologies.
With several decades of global water and wastewater knowledge in applications ranging from pumping stations, desalination, treatment, distribution and the management of the entire water-wastewater cycle in Municipal and industrial customers, ABB is the preferred partner to the entire industry providing comprehensive portfolios of electrical, control and automation technologies in addition to industry specific turnkey solutions and life cycle services.
The AquaMaster3 is part of a broad portfolio of measurement solutions offered by ABB.