Grundfos is leveraging IoT technology—including sensors and the data that these relay—as an enabler to help improve water management and reduce energy consumption. These sensors provide information on pump health and performance, such as pressure, temperature, and velocity. With this data, Grundfos can take more responsibility for the functionality of the products than in the past. “We get to see the network effect of many pumps in a building or in a network, and do things that we haven’t been able to do before when we just delivered a single pump not knowing where it ends up,” says Östbye.
The data also helps Grundfos offer new services such as demand-driven distribution which can save energy and reduce or prevent water loss from leakages in water distribution networks.