India: Installation of Flow Meters MIDC Ties Up with Endress+Hauser – Installs 1800 mm Flow Meters to Check Leakages

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s (MIDC) major industrial unit near Trans Thane Creek (TTC) at Shil phata, Navi Mumbai has installed a 1800 mm diameter flow meter made by Swiss major Endress+Hauser on MIDC’s pipeline that harnesses water from Barvi dam via Jambhul water treatment plant.

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Navi Mumbai/India – MIDC has, over the years, created a vast, robust and reliable water supply system. It is responsible for catering to the water needs of the industries within MIDC industrial areas and also those outside, in the adjoining areas.

The main advantage of this new installation is to reduce the Non-Revenue Water (NRW)—the difference between water entering the system and water billed to customers—in developing countries. Losses can be real losses (through leaks, sometimes also referred to as physical losses) or apparent losses (for example through unauthorized use or metering inaccuracies).

The World Bank has estimated the total cost of NRW to utilities worldwide at $14 billion per year. By reducing the current levels of losses in developing countries to half, where relative losses are highest, it could generate an estimated $2.9 billion in cash and serve an additional 90 million people.

MIDC had to earlier rely on ultrasonic flow meter that failed to provide accurate and exact readings hence water calculation was an issue. Post the installation of new flow meters and systems they are able to control the exact percentage of NRW by bringing it down considerably during the past one year. Executive Engineer, MIDC, Prakash Chavan, said, “We have recently installed this water management technology as it is vital to save as much water as possible in today’s scenario.”

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