Our first SmartValve prototype app was tested on Anglian Water’s transient rig to evaluate if we could accurately record the direction, speed and number of turns across a variety of different valves. Once recorded we then had to test how that data could be processed (instantly) and reported via a web application. The process of recording, analysing and reporting on the valve turn data was fundamental if SmartValve was going to succeed as a commercially viable product.
During the next 20 months we were fortunate to continue our development cycle with the support of Anglian Water’s innovation and operational team. A trial version of SmartValve was field tested by Anglian Water to prove the technological concept. Following feedback and further development a wider field trial was undertaken to evaluate the benefits of the solution under business as usual conditions.