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Controlling water levels in canals with LoRa

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Technology Category
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
  • Networks & Connectivity - LoRa
  • Sensors - Flow Meters
  • Sensors - Level Sensors
Applicable Industries
  • Cities & Municipalities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Water Utility Management
The Challenge

A circuit of the small inland waterways and canals with stops at the numerous quays is a so-called ‘must do’ for tourists as they say. For municipalities or canal authorities however, it is of great importance to have insight in the water level of these canals to prevent them from flooding. To gain more insight in the water level of the canals, the Ministry of Infrastructure uses sensors with RS232 protocols. Since this technology is quite an old-fashioned one, it is not suited for controlling the water level from several canals real-time from distance.

About The Customer
Smartlog is proud to have established a wireless sensor network communicating with the KPN LoRa network to make sure the Ministry of Infrastructure has real-time insight in the water level of their canals at any moment from any location thanks to the visu
The Solution

This is why Smartlog transformed these RS232 sensors into intelligent devices by connecting them to the KPN LoRa network and by visualizing the sensor data on the Smartlog platform. Connecting these sensors and making them LoRa-compliant, it becomes easy for our client to monitor the sensor data remotely, to set alerts & open sluices in case of flooding danger and to gain real-time insight in the water level of all the canals in the Netherlands.

Data Collected
Control System Alert, Water Flow Rate, Water Level
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Real Time Data]
    Real-time insight in water level of canals in The Netherlands.
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Monitoring]
    Ability to set alerts & open sluices in case of flooding danger.
  • [Process Optimization - Remote Monitoring]
    Monitor sensor data remotely.

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