THE NEW SEAMLESS IOT PLATFORM

FOR THE WATER SECTOR

APPLICATIONS


Municipal Water

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In most countries, 20-25% of the fresh water produced is lost due to leakages in the public water network. Billions of Euros are wasted each year in Europe because pipelines cannot be effectively and efficiently monitored.

Irrigation

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Control & automation of irrigation gets more and more important to give crops and cattles the best possible conditions. The challenge is to master the control & automation remotely.

District Cooling

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To monitor pipelines for the district cooling sector is critical for many reasons and enabling fast and precise actions on deviations even more important. This is why all parts of this network has to be monitored with accuracy.

Industrial Water

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Remote monitoring of industrial processes was been implemented a long time ago but the new IoT era unleash a new level of potential for optimisations but the need of solid power supply and secure, wireless communication persists.

What’s in common for these applications?

Well, when working with IoT (internet of things), power is always a hassle. Aqua Robur has turned this challenge to a opportunity. We work with flow based applications where the flowing media itself turn into the source of power for the local IoT devices. No more struggle with long and expensive cords or replacing batteries. On top of this we’ve added state of the art wireless IoT connectivity. Scroll down to learn more.  

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FENIX HUB


The self-powered IoT device

Collecting data has never been easier.The brand new Fenix Hub combines the state of art wireless IoT communication  with the innovative power supply, which replaces the need of changing batteries and digging for grid connections.

 

The Fenix Hub is a self-powered IoT device (RTU) design for the water sector. With its built in – hydro based – energy harvester, which efficiently transforms a small part of the energy in the water pipeline into accessible electricity, it enable measurement where it’s most needed and not only where there is access to electricity.

 

The new Fenix Hub is developed to meet the needs of the modern remote measurement strategy, which strive towards real time data transfer and a high sensor density. In practice, this put high expectations on the power supply to be flexible, durable and cost effective. Working with DMAs or other measurement strategies becomes so much easier.

 

The energy harvester is available in two sizes depending in the energy need and the local circumstances. The two ones can be view below, D100 to the left and the G50 to the right.

 

In combination with the LoRaWAN or NB-IoT sensor platform the Fenix Hub gives a superior ability to collect data from all parts of the water network.

Fenix Hub Series

Putting Fenix Hub in a context 

In order for the Fenix Hub to be deployed widely, proper compatibility with the surrounding environment has to be ensured. Let us tell what we think are the key components of this.

 

Compatibility for the Fenix Hub 150 & 200 is about being able to connect with external sensors for flow, pressure, temperature and more as well as being able flexible with the collected data. Sensor & meta data can be visualised at Aqua Robur’s dashboard or fetched via a restAPI or OPC for further distribution to SCADA systems or web based platforms.

 

Compatibility for the Fenix Hub 50 & 100 is about being able to connect with external RTUs and data loggers. Therefor, we’ve made sure it can work with a wide range of voltage levels and energy demands.

INSTALLATION


No long cables or drained batteries

The Fenix Hub is easily installed next to the measurement devices. Aqua Robur Technologies has formost been innovating around two factors, ease of use and pressure drop. The product allow for installation in extremely inaccessible thanks to the thin section of the pipe it require. The design of the turbine and the generator gives a key advantage, a low pressure drop.

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Compatible with external data loggers & RTUs

 

The Fenix Hub 50 & 100 can be coupled with external data loggers and RTUs from various brand to enhance the performance of the RTU. Performance can be increased by number of sensors connected, intervalls of samplings and transmissions, which a battery powered solution cannot offer.

 

Download the product sheet to find out more about how the different versions can be configured or get in touch and we will describe this for you.

Enables you to measure anywhere

 

A modern measurement strategy for a water distribution network requires you to collect real-time data from all parts of the network, not only where you already have access to electricity and fibre optics. With the Fenix Hub this is no longer a problem, you can simply pick the most strategic locations to measure at and add a measurement node as the Fenix Hub powers all the local units.

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Compatible with various pipe dimensions and materials

 

The two different turbine sizes, G50 and D100 have their respective fittings. In this picture the fitting for the D100 turbine is displayed. This is a butt welded t-connection delivered with flanges, installed next to a flow meter. The installation concepts for the different turbine modells work with various pipe materials and dimensions from PE110 and up.

Why Fenix Hub?

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Download product sheet

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REFERENCE INSTALLATIONS


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TEAM


We are Aqua Robur Technologies

 

The team driving Aqua Robur Technologies has a diverse background in business development, entrepreneurship, financing, mechanical engineering and access decades of experience in specific engineering capabilities through the group of consultants engaged in the company. Started as a venture at the top Swedish university incubator, Encubator of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Aqua Robur Technologies has access to a knowledge hub of Chalmers University of Technology.

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Niklas Wicén

 

CEO

Niklas is a purposeful growth strategist with a great rapport with Aqua Robur’s customers and partners. He moves things forward both on operational level and when working with our growing network. Niklas holds a MSc at the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Chalmers. Niklas has a background as a CEO, a co-founder and a board member from a variety of industries.

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Martin Holm

 

CTO

Martin has unique skills when it comes to turning customer demands into brilliant product concepts. At Aqua Robur he is leading our cross-functional engineering team towards a common goal – to develop the best possible solution for the customer. This is achieved by challenging the team of expertise and experience with entrepreneurial thoughts and close relation to end-customer. Martin holds a MSc in Product Development and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, both from Chalmers University of Technology.

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Alexander Ohm

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPER

Alexander has recently joined Aqua Robur Technologies to strengthen the product development team. He explores  opportunities to build innovative features for the Aqua Power Solution. Alexander holds a MSc in Applied Mechanics Chalmers University of Technology.

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Marcus Andersson

 

SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPER

Marcus recently joined the Aqua Robur team to work with sales and business development. He work both with municipal end users as well as with European middlemen.

His has a background in the Swedish Armed Forces, the solar cell industry and has a BSc in International business focused around management and finance at Regent’s University in London.

niklas.wicen@ aquarobur.com

+ 46 70 97 24 669


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martin.holm@ aquarobur.com

+46 76-870 95 05


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alexander.ohm@ aquarobur.com

+46 70 76 18 275


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marcus.andersson@ aquarobur.com

‭+46 76-344 99 08


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Thesis opportunities

We are constantly looking for suitable persons to join our team as thesis students. The overall goal is to accelerate the development process of the Aqua Power Solution. In return we offer a great working environment where your job makes a real impact on company’s technology and market outlook.

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Thesis projects currently available within the following specializations:

Electric Power Engineering, Product Development, Civil Engineering, Applied Mechanics & Embedded Electronic System Engineering.

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Sounds interesting? Contact us for more information!

PARTNERS


Extensive experience

Aqua Robur have formed several alliances with leading industrial actors in various technological fields in the water sector in order to give the end customer the best possible experience. 

The Board of directors

Various perspectives and years of experience are gathered in the board of directors of Aqua Robur Technologies in order to form the strategic direction of which the company is pursuing.  

TOBIAS

ELMQUIST

 

BOARD MEMBER

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GUNNAR

FERNSTRÖM

 

BOARD MEMBER

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FREDRIK

JONSSON

 

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

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ERIK

LAGERSTRÖM

 

ALTERNATE BOARD MEMBER

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SOPHIA

JOHANSSON

 

BOARD MEMBER

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The project is supported by Climate-KIC (Knowledge and Information Community), the EU’s largest public private partnership across sectors and geographies addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy.  Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.

CONTACT


 

Let’s talk!

 

Curious for more information on remote monitoring or our technology?

Would you like to meet Aqua Robur Technologies to discuss collaboration or investment opportunities?

Please get in touch at hello@aquarobur.com or call the CEO:

Niklas Wicén +46 70 972 4669

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Sweden

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Sweden


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