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For water companies, smart water meters have many advantages, but why have they not promoted the development of smart water meters?
At present, in my country, there are no perfect regulations on the standards and types of smart water meters, which leads to such and other problems in the use of smart water meters. At the same time, smart water meters carry electronic devices and are generally more expensive than mechanical water meters.
On the one hand, due to the immaturity of smart water meter technology, many water companies have spent a lot of money to replace the smart meter, but the failure rate after use is very high, forcing them to spend a lot of money to remove the electronic part of the smart meter and use it as a mechanical watch again. The cost of trial and error is too high for use; on the other hand, manufacturers have not done perfection in the post-maintenance of smart water meters.
Industry insiders have said this:
"Smart water meters are a big trend. There are three major elements in meter management, selection, installation, and maintenance! All kinds of meters are good in theory, mainly in the application link. The quality of the application depends on the installation and service people! The pain point is intelligence For the later maintenance of the watch, don't rely entirely on the manufacturer, you must have your own professional maintenance team, it is better to rely on yourself!"
"In the field of metering, the water company has no pain points whether it is using a traditional water meter or a remote water meter. It should depend on what kind of metering scenario the water company wants. If it is in a DMA application scenario, it needs to use a remote water meter. If it's just a normal meter reading bill, then use a traditional water meter."
So why do many water companies choose smart water meters?
First of all, the development of smart water meters solves the problems of difficult meter reading, disturbing people, and high labor costs, and there is still great development in the prospect of use.
Secondly, the smart water meter is still only calculating the quantity, but with the continuous development of technology, the smart water meter will also have the online detection function of chloride ion, colony content, iron ion content, and calcium ion content to ensure people's water quality and safety. However, it should be noted that the development of this function also depends on the breakthrough of sensor technology.
In addition, for the construction of the whole city, the rapid development of smart water meters can also lay the foundation for the development of smart water affairs, making the water affairs system of the whole city smarter. By using high-frequency water meters, it can also help users analyze leakage, especially for industrial users and large users. Incomparable innate advantages.
All in all, although there are still many problems in the development of smart water meters,
But from the current situation, smart water meters have been able to solve the needs faced by water companies.
For the long-term development direction, the smart water meter still needs to be further improved in terms of standards, technology and after-sales in order to better solve the pain points of the water company.