Introducing the POGMI/POGMO

The POGMI/POGMO is a game-changing pico-turbine that provides off-grid power to Smart Water Networks. The smallerPOGMI/POGMOs produce enough power to feed monitoring equipment, while the larger POGMI/POGMOs are designed for heavier tasks like valve actuators. While they offer great capabilities by themselves, the ideal approach is to use them in combination with each other.

A typical application would be Pressure Management by installing multiple pressure sensors inside a District Metered Area (DMA), and feed their signals remotely to an upstream Pressure Control Unit, such as the POPCO. The pressure sensors are powered by small POGMI/POGMOs, while the upstream valve actuator is being powered by a larger POGMI/POGMO. This setup allows for precise and instantaneous pressure control, keeping pressure-induced leakages at a minimum. In addition to pressure control,POGMI/POGMOs can be used to power flow metering, water quality monitoring and various forms for wireless communication.


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Powering Smart Water Networks

Water utilities can save an estimated € 6.1 – 10.7 billion annually by implementing Smart Water technologies. Sea-Lix delivers plug and play turbine solutions for secure and reliable power supply at off-grid locations in water distribution networks.

In water distribution, the quality of water network operations – in particular, leakage and pressure management – is a function of data availability and data resolution. Fitted directly into the main water network or in a bypass branch, the POGMI/POGMO turbine provides a reliable power supply at selected locations in the water distribution network. Once installed, it can power a wide array of equipment, such as sensors, actuators, communication devices and more. It allows for continuous monitoring and reporting of pressure, flow, and water quality – without limitations on sample frequency. Instant and continuous data is an integral capability for network optimization.

By enabling precise pressure management, the POGMI/POGMO contributes substantially towards 

  • reducing operational expenditures (OPEX) (leakage rate reduction, number of service calls)
  • reducing capital expenditures (CAPEX) (fewer pipe bursts, reduced stress on pipes and equipment, increased life expectancy)

Do not hesitate to get in touch for more information or a tailored quotation. 

the Sea-Lix team