Grundfos and TaKaDu: Water technology meets data analytics

Using data analytics to identify network events leads to higher network efficiency among other things, like minimising construction work for utilities and allowing field teams to find issues early, thus ensuring faster repair cycles as well. Photo credit: Grundfos

Grundfos and TakaDu’s recently announced partnership is projected to enhance both companies’ capabilities within the digital water management systems industry. This collaboration will see Grundfos’ technological expertise and experience integrated with TakaDu’s analytical event management solutions to convert raw data into end-customer value.

The two organisations are already exploring their new partnership opportunities by managing a joint pilot at Frederikshavn Forsyning, a Danish water utility company, testing high-tech solutions in a “live” environment.

Using data analytics in water utilities helps to optimise operations and decision making with real-time information regarding events, much like asset failures and leakages, for example, and includes the time the events began, where it is, and of what magnitude it is, among others. This will assist utilities in detecting any incidents at an early stage, and making it much easier to lower water loss and improve customer service.

“Being a global leader in our segment, we have worked with connected solutions for quite a while, and we have got the experience and technological capability to offer monitoring services to our customers,” Kenth Hvid, Group Vice President, Global Water Utility of Grundfos, said. “However, the partnership with TaKaDu accelerates our efforts in the digitalisation journey, and allows us to speed up the process of providing our customers with best-in-class, data driven solutions.”

“We are very excited to partner with Grundfos in the global water market, and expand our comprehensive event management solution to new dimensions of data, related to energy and network operations, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu, Amir Peleg, said. “Data analytics yields a wide spectrum of benefits, and we are confident that this partnership will boost efficiency of both water and energy.”

Any digital offerings by this particular partnership in the future have the potential to aid water utilities on a global scale, fulfilling new operational targets for conserving and saving water and energy, along with managing water network assets in the most economical and efficient method possible.