To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Water utility pipe leak management
- ICT CityPulse
- Transport, energy, environment
Construction work on a street has caused damage on a water pipe. Nearby the accident deployed pressure sensors quickly detects a pressure drop between valves, thus triggering an alarm at a City Operation Center (OC). The OC locates the leak on the pipe city map, calculates optimal valve isolation based on investigation, current and projected water usage, and pinpointing is conducted in cooperation with field workers. The OC creates a proposal for the city councils to work on the leak, divert traffic and bus routes, suspend parking, close roads, supply surrounding schools and hospitals with water, and forwards it in order to solve the issue. After receiving a reply from the city authorities a team of engineers is being dispatched to fix the pipe.