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Raising the Benchmark in Smart Water Metering

South Africa’s premier supplier of STS prepayment smart water meters is rolling out its new AquaFlow and AquaData solution to the local and international market. It offers pre- and post-paid functionality.

Established in 2001, Inzalo Utility Systems (Inzalo), currently commands around 90 percent of the electronic flow limitation market in the SADC region. Growth has been driven by innovation, with Inzalo’s prepaid water metering systems becoming the first in South Africa to be approved by the global Standard Transfer Specification (STS) Association.

A BBBEE Level 1 contributor, Inzalo undertakes design and manufacturing  in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 certification and IEC 62055-41 and 62055-51 standards. Inzalo’s prepaid water metering systems boasts an open architecture, providing private and municipal clients with a level of flexibility in the choice of their vending partner.

Inzalo’s turnkey solutions encompass:

  • Operational management of credit control
  • Revenue management, and
  • Revenue advancement

Inzalo has a strong team of pioneering engineers and industry experts who have a clear focus on technological innovation. A dedicated product support team provides comprehensive training and after-sales support on a 24-hour standby basis.

Enter the AquaFlow

Inzalo is proud to announce the launch of the AquaFlow, its latest water management breakthrough. An internet of things (IoT) enabled device, the AquaFlow forms part of Inzalo’s next generation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions. It is designed to wirelessly transmit data to municipalities or water service providers (WSP) databases and receive commands remotely. Instructions sent to the device are flexible and can be tailored for optimum functionality.

The data transmission side is handled by SigFox’s secure cloud-based platform, which sends data through to Inzalo’s API (application programming interface), allowing WSP’s to automatically update their billing systems, and produce reports.

The AquaFlow, which features a built-in tamper detection alert, can be utilised for bulk solutions across the following meter sizes:

  • 40mm
  • 50mm
  • 80mm
  • 100mm
  • 150mm
  • 200mm.

The solution enables the measurement of bulk water and facilitates flow management via an intelligent shuit-off valve. When use din conjunction with downstream AquaFlow devices, accurate water balancing can be achieved.

“AquaFlow has the potential to tackle the water management challenges faced by South Africa and the world, especially when it comes to non-revenue water (NRW),” explains Sbonelo Mazibuko, CEO, Inzalo. “Being able to instruct the AquaFlow to open, close or restrict flow of water remotely is a highly innovative leap forward for municipalities.”


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