EBML, the water authority of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, has installed i2O’s dNet solution to gain detailed insight into the performance and condition of its water network.
Water demand is soaring in the Lebanese capital due to a growing population. A consistent all year round supply of fresh water is also a challenge because of low rainfall levels. EBML has been working with engineering integration firm AutomatiX to install i2O’s data loggers across its water network in Beirut to record detailed data relating to water demand, flow, pressure, asset condition and transients. Encrypted data is then communicated securely over the mobile phone network so that it can be integrated with EBML’s SCADA system, analysed using i2O software and used to inform decision making.
Imad Maalouf, General Manager at AutomatiX Group, comments: “EBML needed accurate and reliable data to inform decision making and i2O’s dNet solution was the perfect fit for its needs. dNet provides the data logging and visualisation functionality EBML requires and i2O’s loggers are easy to install and integrate with existing systems. We hope to use its solutions more widely in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East.”
Joel Hagan, CEO of i2O, comments: “EBML, like many water companies, faces challenges around population growth, urbanisation and water scarcity that place huge strain on its water supply and distribution networks. We are pleased to be working with AutomatiX and proud that our solutions will provide the accurate view of network performance EBML needs to cut leakage, reduce bursts and improve the supply of water to customers in Beirut.”
i2O provides a suite of smart network solutions to help water utilities respond to the challenges created by an increasing and urbanising population, more extreme weather events, ageing infrastructure and more demanding customers. More than 100 utilities in over 30 countries around the world have installed i2O technology since the company was founded in 2005; extending asset life, reducing operating costs, improving customer service and achieving return on investment within 12 months. i2O is headquartered in the UK and has offices in Malaysia, Spain, Colombia and Dubai. The company is led by an experienced and knowledgeable team and is backed by major long-term investors.