Relevant for most water and heat utilities globally. Utilities may know when pipes and other assets were installed in the past, but they don’t know how a given pipe section are performing in real-time.
This makes it difficult to prioritize investments in their pipe network, often causing them to spend millions on what they expect will need renovating and not what actually needs renovating.
This fact means that leaks and poorly insulated heat pipes are not fixed, which leads to huge loses both financially and resource-wise.
Water and heat Utilities around the globe barely knows the true state of their water pipes in the ground. They are navigating in totally darkness!
Utilities can save large parts of their budget if they understand where to prioritize their investments.
Historically utilities use static models to calculate how a given grid “ought” to perform, and use this info to guide their decisions. By utilizing the data from frequent measuring and online information about the assets in the ground, realtime calculations will provide the utility with an updated insight about the given performance.
Desired end solution: Visualization of assets/grid in augmented reality in real-time
Imagine the Asset Manager standing on the sidewalk with VR glasses or their tablet, screening the ground around them for leaks, investigating the quality of the pipes in the ground.
Grid visualization, assets info with KPIs through Augmented reality.
Requires access to various data sources (GIS, Pipe-network), latency in data transmission form meters/sensors.