System to monitor Weather and Hydrometric Levels

A low-cost, reliable and independent system capable of recording, thanks to various sensors that use various technologies, such as ultrasound, the hydrometric level of waterways, streams and ditches that are not normally monitored. Thanks to the GSM connection, it is possible to access these hourly data, to have a report on the situation in real time.

Indipendent Power Supply

Thanks to a photovoltaic panel, a charge controller and a high capacity battery, the monitoring system is independent of any energy source, and is suitable for installation in remote places. The panel is powerful enough to recharge the entire battery on a sunny day, and the same battery can power the system for several days, even in low light conditions. Maintenance interventions are reduced to a minimum, being limited, if necessary, to cleaning of the photovoltaic panel only.

Ditches that pass near or under infrastructure such as roads and railways, tend to be subject to neglect and abandonment. Due to their reduced capacity, their ability to absorb rainfall from neighboring territories is often underestimated. In a few hours the level of a ditch or a stream can go from a few centimeters to several meters in height, endangering human lives and creating considerable economic damage.

Intuitive Interfaces

Our monitoring systems, via GSM module, upload all the data they record to our servers. This information is cataloged and processed to be made available to the customer via intuitive dashboards, making reading the values ​​easy and immediate.

Values ​​such as hydrometric level, temperature, pressure, humidity, meteorological conditions such as wind speed and direction, amount of rain that has fallen, but also battery status and charge, are just a sample of the data transmitted to the servers.

How can a competitive cost also be reliable?

At Opiware, we believe that cheap and reliable are not mutually exclusive. The reliability of our systems is based on the redundancy of multiple measurements performed by multiple sensors. By crossing these data, it is possible to achieve considerable reliability, which can be further improved, thanks to the installation of several monitoring systems on the same ditch or stream.

What are the benefits of monitoring?

Monitoring the levels of as many ditches and streams as possible can literally save lives, protect infrastructure and avoid thousands of euros in damages. Once a sharp rise in the hydrometric level beyond the alarm threshold has been recorded, prompt action can be taken a few hours in advance to close a road, stop railway traffic or in any case promptly notify emergency services.

Having an active and efficient monitoring network in a territory allows you to develop complex forecasting models that allow you to predict the evolution of the situation in more advance.

Example systems

Consorzio di Bonifica Litorale Nord

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Articoli a tema

Tecnologie ad alta efficienza e basso costo per il monitoraggio idrometrico di corpi idrici superficiali.

-Fabio Musmeci

Opiware S.r.l, Formello (Roma)

-Luca Maria Falconi

ENEA- Dipartimento Sostenibilità, C.R. Casaccia, Roma