Manual meter reading accelerates elimination, intelligent water meter meets policy catalysis and enters golden development period
As a daily measuring instrument used by every household, water meter plays an important role in water measurement, trade settlement and water supply control. Since the invention of the first water meter in Britain in the 19th century, the water meter industry has a history of more than 100 years.
At present, mechanical water meter is being replaced by intelligent water meter. From the perspective of product functionality and industry trend, intelligent water meter can meet more needs of users and solve pain points; At the same time, with the maturity of electronic information application technology, intelligent water meter will eventually move towards electronization and informatization, and become a key link in the architecture of Internet of things and energy Internet
Among the intelligent water meters, wireless remote water meters are the most promising, among which NB IOT wireless remote water meters are expected to break out in the next 3-5 years.
Disadvantages of mechanical water meter
In the early years, mechanical water meter has been widely used because of its low price and convenient installation, with high market penetration. However, with the development of the times, the disadvantages of mechanical water meter are gradually highlighted, which has brought a series of problems to water supply enterprises and residents. For example, the traditional mechanical water meter has some problems, such as data reading, labor cost, data accuracy, difficult to enter the home and so on.
In recent years, driven by the policies of "one household, one meter", "three supplies, one industry", regular inspection rotation and "ladder water price", as well as the long-term and short-term demand factors of downstream water supply enterprises, such as reducing the leakage rate of pipe network, improving the operation efficiency of water supply and strengthening the construction of smart water, the market demand of smart water meter products in China has increased rapidly.
Intelligent water meter enabling, effectively solve the industry pain point
With the acceleration of urbanization, the increase of water consumption population, the weak water-saving consciousness of residents and the serious waste of water resources, the problem of urban water shortage in China is very serious. In order to save water resources, higher requirements are put forward for water supply enterprises, such as meter reading and charging, etc. Through the installation of intelligent water meter, remote meter reading technology and intelligent terminal valve control technology are used to realize automatic meter reading, real-time monitoring, arrears alarm and other functions, so as to ensure the rational use of water resources.
With the application of intelligent water meter, the intelligent management software module behind can be installed in the smart city or intelligent community, the water information of each user can be collected through the wireless network, the water saving plan for the next quarter or the whole year can be intelligently planned through big data analysis, and the functions such as ladder water price, terminal valve control and prepayment of water fee can be supported.
After the transformation of one meter for one household, the water use experience of residents has been significantly improved. The first is the general improvement of water pressure. After the transformation of one meter for one household, the diameter of the unit's common riser is increased and the user's pipeline is effectively separated, which greatly avoids the interference between users' water in the unit, and greatly improves the water pressure and quantity. Secondly, after the transformation of one meter for one household, the one-to-one corresponding service between water supply enterprises and water users is realized. The water charge can be settled separately with the water supply enterprise, which avoids the total and sub meter error disputes caused by measurement, pipeline leakage and other factors; Eliminate the unit household turn meter reading, charging links; If users have difficulties or problems in using water, they can directly contact with water supply enterprises to reduce intermediate links.
Smart water meter enters golden development period with favorable policies
At the beginning of 2020, the market supervision and Administration Bureau and the Ministry of housing and urban rural development issued a document "guidance on strengthening the management of civil" three tables ", requiring to strengthen the management of civil" three tables ". In June 2020, the Ministry of industry and information technology issued the notice on comprehensively and deeply promoting the comprehensive development of mobile Internet of things, which clearly pointed out that in the face of intelligent governance, energy meters, fire smoke, environmental monitoring and other fields should be taken as the breakthrough points to promote the application development of mobile Internet of things.
According to the data of the Research Report on the operation status and development strategy of China's intelligent water meter industry from 2021 to 2026, the penetration rate of intelligent water meters in the domestic replacement market is 35% / 40%, and the penetration rate of intelligent water meters in the new market is 100% / 100%. It is estimated that from 2021 to 2022, the sales volume of domestic intelligent water meters will be 5279g60060000, the penetration rate will be 55% / 57%, and the demand growth rate of intelligent water meters will be 34% / 14%, respectively. The intelligent water meter industry is in a period of rapid growth.
It is estimated that from 2021 to 2022, the total demand space of water meter market will be 16.9g19.9 billion yuan, yoy 32% / 18% and CAGR 22%, respectively, with the growth rate at a high historical level.
It is estimated that the demand space of water meter market is expected to reach 19.9 billion yuan in 2022
It can be predicted that with the acceleration of China's digital transformation and the construction of smart city, it is an inevitable trend that intelligent water meter will gradually replace mechanical water meter, and manual meter reading will be eliminated. Intelligent water meter has entered a golden development period.