Visit by Abu Dhabi Electricity & Water Authority (ADWEA) Pre-Qualification of KAMSTRUP Consumer Digital Water Meter being concluded.
DESCON had been officially invited by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to participate in many RFxs (Request For Quotation – online bidding) involving SMART Electronic Metering. DESCON has qualified Engineers who understand the technology and can support its customers locally in all aspects of this business. DESCON / Kamstrup team were successful in securing projects for supplying Smart Electronic Water Meters (wired and wireless wireless) to FEWA.
Similar to FEWA, Abu Dhabi Electricity & Water Authority (ADWEA) in Abu Dhabi region are in the process of pre qualifying Smart Meters and together with Kamstrup DESCON see an excellent opportunity in this field. This pre qualification process inlcudes various reviews, verifications, sample demonstrations and factory visits. Joint efforts from Descon and Kamstrup have reached the factory visit stage concluded as on 06 November 2019.
Kamstrup is a world-leading supplier of energy and water metering solutions. Our solutions support utilities and are also applied in properties with individual metering. For 70 years, we have delivered reliable, cost-effective ways to measure and manage energy and water consumption worldwide. By anticipating our customers’ challenges, we enable them to run a better business and inspire smarter, more responsible solutions for the communities they serve. Our solutions include consumption meters, smart metering systems, hosting and services, analytics and smart grid applications. All products are produced with the highest certifications for environmental safety and quality in our automated production facilities in Denmark.
Formed on 1st April 1994 serving the role as instrumentation equipment distributor.
Activities included “Onshore And Offshore Oil And Gas Fields And Facilities Services Installation and Maintenance of Measurement and Control Equipment And Devices Trading””.
Extending instrumentation and automation solutions to the customers in United Arab Emirates.
The concept of District Metering Area (DMA) management was first introduced to the UK water industry in the early 1980’s in UK Report 26. According to that report, DMA is an area of a distribution system which is specifically defined (usually by the closure of valves) and in which the quantities of water entering and leaving the area are metered.
Non Revenue Water (NRW) is defined as the difference between the total volume of water Flowed IN TO the DMA and the total volume of water flowed OUT OF the DMA.
SOURCE of NRW:
- Lack of meters.
DESCON Designed DMA Solution
Supplied DMA System numerically integrates the Flow Rate Signal received from the flow transmitter to get the total volume at all times.
- This flowmeter totalized volume would provide the quantity of water flowed into the DMA.
- CPC System can receive this totalized volume from DMA System RTU.
- Consumer metering (consumption) data is also available at CPC System.
- Loss of utility water can be obtained by subtracting the “Cumulative total (sum) of all consumer metering data” from the “totalized volume” of DMA System RTU
FEWA Signed Contract 105W/2016 with DESCON
FEWA is the water and electricity provider to the Northern Emirates in the UAE and expects that the new ultrasonic water meters will improve water efficiency and reduce water losses.
Descon has been actively involved with various projects and supplies to the Oil & Gas, Electricity and Water/Waste water utilities in the region.
Trying a new avenue of business, with a totally new domain of “Water Metering”, we have secured partial order for SMART Electronic Water Metering from Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA).
We had been officially invited by the Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) to participate in competitive bidding to Supply Smart Electronic Water Meters for FEWA Utility network. The total consumer base of FEWA is around 300,000 and they plan to roll out Smart Meters before 2018 for all their consumers.
Also Descon has qualified Engineers who understand the technology and can support its customers locally in all aspects of the business.
It’s worth mentioning few important points at this juncture.
- It is a Big responsibility for the team to execute this job.
- We must take all possible opportunity to maximize our efficiency in obtaining best output we can.
- Commercial documentation formalities, effective planning, factory inspection by client, part delivery as agreed in contract.
- Timely delivery of goods and taking note of every serial number of devices as we have a warranty obligation etc..
- Product is totally new and a lot of learning will happen.
- We all members of DESCON take part in this task.
By the third week of August 2017, DESCON has completed the first LOT of delivery in this contract.
- Second (last lot in this contract) is being expedited to be delivered by November 2017.
For more details on this, please contact:
Projects Manager – SMART Electronic Water Metering
DESCON UAE’s Process Control Group, provides innovative, advanced Control system Design, development, implementation, factory acceptance tests, site commissioning and on-going site support for public and private sector organizations in utilities (power & water), petrochemicals and general industries.