Ecolab’s Water Flow Intelligence uses IoT and predictive analytics to improve sustainability, ensure product quality, minimize water risk and optimize its use.
FREMONT, CA: Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services, launches Water Flow Intelligence, a digital service that provides the industry with real-time visibility of water usage at the enterprise site and asset levels. It allows food and beverage producers to identify opportunities that help improve water management across their operations, delivers on sustainability goals, and reduce operational costs by combining smart water meters and sensors with advanced water flow measurement and monitoring, asset performance insights, and machine learning.
“Water Flow Intelligence uses cutting-edge digital technologies to enable real-time insights and response,” says Pedro Sancha, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ecolab’s Industrial Digital business. “By gaining visibility to water use across their organizations, companies can optimize their operations and make real progress on their water-related sustainability goals, from the enterprise level to individual facilities.”
ECOLAB3D, a secure, cloud-based digital platform that translates data from multiple sources into actionable insights, uses advanced algorithms and predictive analytics to power better business outcomes, enhancing the value and impact Ecolab delivers to businesses through its programs and services. Ecolab’s water management business, users can efficiently pinpoint on a user-friendly dashboard where water is being consumed across the connected assets and processes within their facilities, set enterprise-wide benchmarks, and strategically target improvement efforts to help maximize water savings through the data and insights provided by Water Flow Intelligence, developed by Nalco Water.
Water Flow Intelligence helps users protect their facilities against water damage and excess water use—which can negatively impact the local community and result in costly fines at a local level. Through the combination of real-time monitoring, advanced alarm notifications, and 24/7 oversight by engineers at Ecolab’s System Assurance Center, the service alerts users to out-of-spec conditions as they occur, enabling faster responses to address leaks and other issues.
“Paired with the knowledge and expertise of our on-the-ground sales and service teams, Water Flow Intelligence can help businesses gauge the effectiveness of their water management plans and improve their water footprint,” says Darrell Brown, Executive Vice President and President of Ecolab’s Global Industrial group. “This is more important than ever as the gap between freshwater availability and demand continues to grow, and companies worldwide step up their sustainability commitments to build resilience and drive action in the face of both climate change and water scarcity.”
Water Flow Intelligence is currently available to industrial businesses in North America and Europe, expanding to Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2021.