(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Sanaullah Ataullah I The Peninsula
DOHA: Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has saved QR6.42m with the help of smart devices, first of their kind in the region to detect the leakage in water distribution networks.
'Under a project, about 1,000 smart digital devices have been installed in the water distribution networks at ten places across the country which helped cut the wastage of 1.4 million cubic feet of water which is equal to QR6.42m, said Director of Water Network Operation & Control Department, Eng Abdul Monem Ahmed Darwish.
In this project, he said, about 1,000 digital devices were installed on the water distribution networks in those ten areas in order to monitor any water leakage through censoring water leaks and sending a direct notification to Kahramaa about the site leakage in order to deal with it.
He was speaking at a press conferee held yesterday at the headquarter of Kahramaa to demonstrate achievements of Kahramaa regarding the operation of the water system and the reduction of water losses in addition to providing smart solutions in this regard.
Darwish said that Kahramaa has an infrastructure that enables it to easily switch to a smart network in water monitoring and distribution systems.
'Within the framework of Kahramaa's interest in creating a smart network, a specialized team was formed to look for smart solutions and the latest technologies available in the international markets to achieve this goal, said Darwish
He said that Kahramaa is always working on providing an integrated network of water, whether from tanks or highly efficient transmission and distribution networks along with sophisticated control system. 'Recently, many smart solutions have been implemented to detect leaks and water losses, he said.
'Other projects with smart solutions have been implemented in water transmission lines from production stations to Kahramaa tanks, he said, adding that leaks that have been identified in the transmission lines helped in reducing the losses significantly.
Head of Water Loss and Leak Section, Jassim Mohammed Al Mansouri, made a detailed presentation of the project, stressing that Kahramaa has many similar projects that are implemented in other areas and networks.
He pointed out that Qatar is one of the first countries in the region to implement the leak detection project, adding that the other Kahramaa leak detection projects also enjoy high levels of quality.