Malang, Indonesia — (METERING.COM) — March 1, 2012 – The City of Malang’s water utility, Perusahaan Daerah Air Minum Kota Malang in East Java, Indonesia has selected Itron’s commercial and industrial advanced metering infrastructure to effectively monitor its distribution network and improve water resource management.
The solution will help PDAM Malang reduce non-revenue water through real time data logging and pressure detection on each meter. In particular the solution will monitor PDAM Malang’s distribution network at 39 district metering points to help identify potential areas of unusual consumption and network losses using enhanced leak detection capabilities, real time consumption data and text message alerts.
The solution will also help prevent clogging problems from particles in the water that could potentially stop meters from running properly. The system to be deployed is based on IP-68, battery-powered, electromagnetic metering technology, suited to the region’s tough environmental conditions.
“It is critical for PDAM Malang to be able to monitor consumption and flow rate accurately, especially in areas power supply is not available,” commented the company’s technical director, Teguh Cahyono.
The implementation of the system is scheduled to be completed in May 2012.
PDAM Malang is a leading water utility in East Java, serving more than 800,000 people.