With Nimbus, Italgas' new hydrogen-ready meter, Italy will be able to count on "a network of 5 million anti-seismic sensors" in the territory.
This is what the CEO of Italgas RetiLorenzo Dell'Orco said at Enlit in Paris, underlining that "Nimbus is equipped with a seismic sensor and an external temperature detection sensor, which can make it possible to interrupt the gas supply in the event of earthquakes and fires and which enable the sharing of data with the bodies responsible for the safety of the territory". "We are collaborating with INGV, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of the University of Pavia," he added, recalling the plan to install 5 million new meters.
Nimbus is also equipped with anti-burglary solutions, which allow to promptly detect tampering attempts and disconnection of the device and boasts communication modules based on 'NB-IoT' and 'LoRaWAN' technology as primary networks and an additional 'back-up' channel based on 'mesh' technology which, even in the absence of signal, allows a meter to transmit using the connection with the nearest smart meter. Italgas' goal is to "maximize remote reading and remote management performance in the field," explains Dell'Orco.
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