Top ten most popular advanced technologies for smart water

"Smart Water" is the advanced stage of water information development, and it is the only way for traditional water companies to transform their development methods and achieve scientific development under the digital economy environment. Integrate new-generation information technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, big data, and mobile Internet with the construction of smart water affairs. In 2017, there will be more exciting technological developments in the water industry. Based on the performance of the water market, we speculate on the following ten technologies that smart water should pay attention to.

1 Cloud computing technology cloud computing

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Cloud computing is an increase, use, and delivery model of Internet-based related services, usually involving the provision of dynamic, easy-scalable and often virtualized resources through the Internet. Cloud is a metaphor for the network and the Internet.

Cloud computing technology has subversively changed the consumption mode and service mode of the traditional water industry. It can transform from the previous "purchasing software and hardware products" to "providing and purchasing IT services", and through the Internet or Self-service acquisition and use services on the intranet of the group. Through the use of cloud computing technology in the construction process of Smart Water, it will greatly save the overall information investment cost of the enterprise.

2 The Internet of Things Revolution

The Internet of Things is an important part of a new generation of information technology, and it is also an important development stage in the "informatization" era. The Internet of Things is the Internet of things connected. First, the core and foundation of the Internet of Things is still the Internet, which is an extension and expansion network based on the Internet; Second, its user end extends and extends to any item and item for information exchange and communication, that is, things Reciprocate.

The Internet of Things (IOT) revolution is advancing at full speed. Most IoT sensors will be deployed wirelessly because this is a cheaper form of connection. In particular, the promotion of NB-IOT technology, compared with wireless Internet of Things technology, has significant advantages such as low power consumption, large capacity, high stability and deep coverage, and will lead the "smart upgrade" of the water industry.

3 Big Data Era

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Big data refers to a collection of data that cannot be captured, managed, and processed with conventional software tools within a certain time frame. It requires a new processing model to have stronger decision-making power, insight and discovery, and process optimization Massive capacity, high growth rate and diversified information assets.

In this era of big data, data has become an important asset of an enterprise, even a core asset. Data assets and professional data processing capabilities will become the core competitiveness of water companies. Water companies can realize traditional structures by introducing big data technology. The organic combination of the standardized data management model and the unstructured data management model realizes the effective in-depth analysis of big data and the discovery of new knowledge. In the future, with the continuous advancement of smart water affairs, the application of big data will become a new focus.

4 Mobile Internet

The water industry has begun to understand and accept the advantages of customer interaction. Through mobile Internet technology, the Water Division can directly establish two-way communication with WeChat, Weibo, websites and smart phone APPs to improve service quality and remind users of possible water cuts, leakage, and pollution. In the future, interactive technology will play a more important role, and the available solutions will become more personalized.

5 Real-time dynamic monitoring system

Continuous outbreaks of water pollution incidents have severely affected the daily lives and production of Chinese people. Water pollution incidents have repeatedly become the focus of national attention. Through real-time water quality monitoring equipment and software, water companies can actively manage and avoid potential threats, realize automatic data collection and transmission, carry out real-time tracking of water quality information, and improve the management level of water quality monitoring of water companies.

6 BIM Building Information Management

BIM is based on various relevant information data of construction projects, establishing a three-dimensional building model, and simulating the real information of the building through digital information simulation. It has eight characteristics of completeness of information, information relevance, information consistency, visualization, coordination, simulation, optimization and drawing.

Water is a combination of construction engineering and mechanical and electrical installation engineering. Through the application of BIM technology, the digital information generated in the engineering stage is run through the entire construction management, solving a large amount of information communication and coordination problems, for design, construction and operation All participating construction entities, including the unit, provide the basis for collaborative work, and the construction of the full life cycle management of water engineering construction based on BIM technology will be the future development trend of the water industry.

7 GIS Geographic Information System

GIS is sometimes called "Earth Science Information System". It is a specific and very important spatial information system. It is a technical system that collects, stores, manages, calculates, analyzes, displays, and describes related geographic distribution data in the entire or part of the earth's surface (including the atmosphere) space under the support of computer hardware and software systems.

Through GIS technology, water enterprises can realize the digital and visual management of the basic data resources of the pipeline network, integrate map elements and underground space information into the management system, and use three-dimensional simulation technology to display underground pipelines in detail. Effectively solve the problems of strong concealment and poor overlap in the process of pipe network management, and fully reflect the scientific and advanced nature of auxiliary decision-making.

7 3D printing technology

3D printing (3DP) is a kind of rapid prototyping technology. It is a technology that uses powdered metal or plastic and other bondable materials to construct objects based on digital model files by printing layer by layer. .

The total assets of water enterprises are large, and there are many types of assets and equipment involved, and the equipment is closely related to ensuring supply and ensuring safe water supply. The use of key components of 3D printing equipment may greatly improve its economic benefits, so how to use 3D printing technology The application of better quality, higher productivity and greater savings will be an important direction for water enterprises in the future.

9 VR technology

VR technology is a computer simulation system that can create and experience a virtual world. It uses a computer to generate a simulation environment. It is a system simulation of multi-source information fusion, interactive three-dimensional dynamic view and entity behavior Immerse the user in the environment.

In the next 5-10 years, VR will gradually become a mainstream market. Relying on VR technology, a virtual environment of water source, water plant production, sewage plant production, pumping station operation, etc. can be established to make the real scene Unfolding in front of us, to realize the informatization, intelligence, visualization and integration of water enterprise operation and management, the potential of virtual reality VR technology in the future is very huge, and the application prospect is very broad.

10 Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence, it is a new technological science that studies and develops theories, methods, technologies and application systems for simulating, extending and expanding human intelligence. Artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science. It attempts to understand the essence of intelligence and produce a new intelligent machine that can respond in a similar way to human intelligence. Research in this field includes robotics, language recognition, image recognition, Natural language processing and expert systems, etc.

Artificial intelligence systems have self-learning, reasoning, judgment and self-adaptive capabilities, and are mainly used in areas such as optimization design, fault diagnosis, intelligent detection, system management, etc. The scenarios of artificial intelligence in the field of water affairs will become more and more abundant. The production and operation of the enterprise bring more changes.

my country has more than 660 cities, more than 2500 counties and more than 30,000 administrative towns. Basically, each town has a water supply and drainage system. It is not easy to conduct a comprehensive monitoring of running water and leakage. At the same time, most of the water management level is low, and the detection accuracy and stability of the leakage detection equipment are not high. The large-scale pipeline network leakage detection problem cannot be solved by the equipment alone. To this end, the "National Water Conservation Action Plan" proposes to strengthen the in-depth integration of new-generation information technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and blockchain with water-saving technologies, management and products.

People in the industry believe that big data, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and other technologies can be introduced in the research and development of water monitoring information technology and water-saving products to realize smart water and water-saving management. For example, the formation of cross-industry, cross-field, cross-regional water-saving big data organization, analysis, storage, sharing, and self-learning technologies, to create a collection of intelligent perception, intelligent simulation, intelligent diagnosis, intelligent forecasting, intelligent scheduling, intelligent control, and intelligent disposal The intelligent water management application platform, which integrates functions such as intelligent evaluation, etc., has emerged as the times require. Some companies have made important breakthroughs in the water industry related sensors and smart meters, water supply pipe network and equipment monitoring and control equipment, water Internet of Things, hydraulic models, and water integration intelligent software.

Smart Water can perceive the operating status of the urban water supply and drainage system in real time through online monitoring equipment such as data acquisition instruments, wireless networks, water quality and pressure gauges, and use a visual way to organically integrate water management departments and water supply and drainage facilities to form " Urban water affairs Internet of Things" analyzes and processes massive water affairs information in a timely manner, and makes corresponding processing results to assist decision-making suggestions, and manages the entire production, management and service process of the water affairs system in a more refined and dynamic way, so as to achieve&ldquo ;Wisdom" status.

For example, the smart water system can manage the leakage and loss of water by monitoring the user's water curve. Under normal circumstances, when the user's water is always useful and unused, the monitored water consumption curve will fluctuate. If the monitoring finds that the water consumption is a line, and the water consumption is constant in the middle of the night, the monitoring staff will remind the user to check the water equipment at home. In addition, the smart water system can automatically adjust the water pressure and water volume during peaks and troughs without increasing or reducing the factory water pressure, reducing leakage and reducing pipe bursts.

Recently, the country's first "smart water experiment base" was built in Qingpu, Shanghai, combining the water supply industry with artificial intelligence, and it is at the forefront of the country. There are more than 20 large-scale water supply facilities and equipment, more than 200 sets of various types of hardware sensors, and more than 5,000 meters of pipeline systems in the base. At the same time, combined with cutting-edge AI algorithms and other technologies, it can provide accurate simulation experiments for large-scale water supply systems, and more effectively solve problems such as system pressure imbalance and pipe network leakage. At the same time, it will also cultivate more hands-on and capable new-type water talents for the society, and help the long-term development of my country's smart water affairs.

From the perspective of actual demand and development status, my country has a huge space for the promotion and industrialization of water-saving technologies in the future. At present, the country is actively promoting the promotion and integrated application of water-saving technologies in various industries. Smart water can minimize the occurrence of water leakage and protect water resources. There is still a great future for development.