Smart water network specialist Orbis Intelligent Systems has expanded its team with the appointment of Kevin Brook as sales director. Orbis and its sister company Aquam Water Services have developed a range of technologies that offer data on consumer usage, network efficiency and pipeline condition that can be used to optimise networks.
Brook, who has already taken up the role, said: “We have the tools ready to make a positive impact on water balance in the distribution network by providing the critical data required by utilities.”
Data acquired through Orbis Intelligent Systems’ suite of smart technologies can help water utilities target maintenance programme and reduce leakage, water discolouration and pressure abnormalities, thus reducing risk of service failure. They can also alert on network tampering and illegal usage, and measure customers’ water consumption.
Phil Walker, chief executive of both Orbis and Aquam Water Services, which also offers a standpipe hire service to UK utilities, concluded: “This is an exciting time for Orbis as we support utilities and municipalities globally via our range of innovative data-rich technologies. I couldn’t have more confidence in Kevin as the right person to take our ambition forward.”