Sotto®

Network Leak Detection

Always on leak detection that scales economically with digital meter deployments

 

Sotto®

sotto voce: under the breath, in an undertone, very softly

Monitor and improve network health while reducing non-revenue water losses.

Integrated into the Landis+Gyr W350 ultrasonic water meter for the A&NZ market, Sotto® continuously monitors the network to identify and locate leaks. 

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Solution Overview

Tech specs

Identify network leaks in real time and reduce non-revenue water losses

Proactively detect and resolve network leaks, avoiding community disruption

Build a positive business case for digital metering, with the integration of this economical, high-return sensor

Integrated into digital meters for cost effective deployment at scale

Economical network monitoring and leak management, at scale

F u l l y i n t e g r a t e d C o s t e f f e c t i v e s o l u t i o n a t s c a l e V i b r a t i o n s e n s o r

Fully Integrated

Leverages the digital meter battery for always on leak monitoring.

Cost Effective Solution at Scale

Installed at preferred rollout densities to balance network coverage with economic efficiency.

Uses the digital meter NB-IoT communication to minimise telecommunications costs.

Long Asset Life

Combine readings with daily data packet from the device to ensure preservation of battery life.

Available in Australia and New Zealand exclusively integrated into the Landis+Gyr W350 digital meter

Sensor application

FULLY INTEGRATED into the landis +gyr w350 meter (Australia)

Data communication method

Nb-iot LwM2M OPEN STANDARD PROTOCOLS – NO PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE OR VENDOR LOCK-IN

COMPATIBILITY

LWM2M OPEN STANDARD PROTOCOLS – NO PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE OR VENDOR LOCK-IN

POWER SOURCE

Utilises main meter battery

SENSOR DATA CAPTURE

9 samples at 15 minute intervals

LEAK DETECTION RANGE

UP TO 80 METreS AWAY IN CERTAIN DISTRIBUTION NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS

LEAK DETECTION RANGE
(LESS THAN 0.1 L/MIN)

DETECTED UP TO 5 METRES AWAY

Sensor metrology

Vibration frequency

Data capture period

12am to 2am daily

Data capture method

Daily within meter payload

Leak Detection Heat Map

Street Map

Listening for Network Leaks at South East Water

Sotto® is a key innovation in South East Water’s (SEW) critical work to reduce non-revenue water losses due to hidden leaks on SEW’s network.

Case studies

Meeting

Beyond meter reading

Beyond meter reading webinar recording. Hosted by: Daniel Sullivan, CEO Iota. The conversation was candid, insightful and thought provoking, watch it above if you missed it live.

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Sustainability

Water Utility ChallengesDigital Utility LeversLentic® Enablers
Water scarcity from climate change and population growthIncrease digital monitoring of water value chain to improve water quality and reduce environmental impact.Enable an integrated ecosystem that leverages machine intelligence.
Meet and exceed environmental regulatory requirementsReduce water wastage by identifying network leaksEnhance data quality and quantity to support regulatory reporting and transparency.

Customers

Water Utility ChallengesDigital Utility LeversLentic® Enablers
Rising customer expectationsProvide customers with relevant on-demand insights through preferred channels, enabling better service experiences.Built-in domain knowledge delivers on-demand customizable insights to customers.
AffordabilityReduce water services costs through innovative demand management and enhanced operational efficiency.Support automation of key business processes to enhance customer service delivery and reduce demand.

Assets

Water Utility ChallengesDigital Utility LeversLentic® Enablers
Optimise asset life and reduce operating costsVisualise performance and manage asset lifecycle in real time while reducing the need to fund additional infrastructure.Domain rules applied to predict unknown disruption across asserts, by providing high volume of data.
Reduce non-revenue water lossesAutomate identification of network leaks to enable rapid and cost-effective fault resolution.Enable integration of field device data across enterprise systems to manage utility response to network leaks and faults.
Protect asset securityProvide a safe and resilient operating environment reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure.Security policy and controls are in place to support continuous monitoring efforts in line with ISO0227001