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Greater Peace of Mind with Pentair

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 Greater Peace of Mind with Pentair - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Device Management Platforms
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Leakage & Flood Monitoring
The Customer
About The Customer
Pentair Ltd. is a $7.5 billion a year revenue company that sells products and services related to water management and equipment protection worldwide.
The Challenge

When severe weather hits, the potential damage to a home could be disastrous. Insurance claims for flooding damage exceed $3 billion per year in the United States, and most homeowners are not even covered for even basic water damage to carpet, drywall, electrical, furniture and personal items. Sump pumps are one of the best defenses against flood damage, but when storms knock out electricity, traditional sump pumps are rendered useless. As a seller of water management and equipment protection, Pentair sought a communication platform that will support a wide range of Pentair Internet-connected products.

The Solution

To solve the electrical outage problem that causes sump pump failure, Pentair chose the Arrayent Connect platform. Relying on Arrayent’s connectivity capabilities, Pentair was able to deliver the Flotec FPDC30, a connected sump pump that provides battery backup and includes Pentair’s Link2O®. The Flotec FPD30 battery backup pump is easy to install, works alongside any existing sump pump, and includes the Virtual Water Assistant, a cloud-based service that continually monitors sump pump activity. As a connected device, the pump can send an alert when there is a malfunction or other issue that is of concern to the homeowner. When a problem is detected—the backup pump is activated during an emergency, home power is lost, or the battery charge is low — the Link2O immediately sends text or email alerts to notify the homeowner, limiting potential flood damage.

Data Collected
Alarms For Automated Applications, Control System Alert, Equipment Status, Insurance Claims, Weather
Operational Impact
  • [Process Optimization - Remote Control]
    Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Asset Tracking]
    The status of assets can be identified in near real-time.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Time To Market]
    Programming time, production time, and installation time are shortened during the introduction of new products.

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