Hydrant is a connection point by which firefighters can tap into a water supply. It is a component of active fire protection.
Lately more and more water thieves have been targeting hydrants, which causes water losses in the distribution system thus expenses associated with unlawful water consumption. Thefts can also cause hydrants to freeze in winter, and even water contamination.
The goal of HAT is to control unauthorized use (theft) of water from the water distribution systems and prevent contamination of drinking water. Advanced analytics based on sensor collected data helps in preventive maintenance planning.
Main reasons for implementation of HAT:
– Water losses in water distribution systems due to unauthorized use (theft) are significant.
– The thefts can also cause hydrants to freeze in winter, which means firefighters can’t use them in an emergency
– Sometimes there is a hydrant valve failure due to age or manufacturing faults which prevents proper sealing of the hydrant and causing water leak
Area of use:
– Control of unauthorized use (theft) of water from the water distribution systems.
– Device is equipped with float switch
– Battery autonomy up to 10 years
– Remote access to the GUI