Central Measuring of Power, Water and Gas, using Optical Fibre

Other project in Volos, Greece

Project category Other
Project type New project
Year of completion 2008
Size of project(m2) 1 – 100
Number of KNX devices used 1 – 25
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
Man hours 1 – 100
Man power 1 – 5
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Project characteristics

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Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation


Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Operation and Visualisation: Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Metering , Data Logging , Visualisation , Current Detection , Fuel or Water tank level control

Customer's description

This project presents the measuring of the consumed quantity of Water (in liters), Gas (in liters) and Electric Power (in KWh), of a house, using KNX technique. This project has been created by the pupils of the 2nd Laboratory Center (the 2nd Laboratory Center is a secondary technical school in the area of Volos in Greece), for the needs of a Greek National Competition. In fact this project was a proposal to the Greek authorities, in order to optimize and reduce the cost of the measuring the above consumptions.

Contact information

Company name 2nd Laboratory Center of Volos
Company email mail@2sek-volou.mag.sch.gr
Company website http://2sek-volou.mag.sch.gr/
Contact name Mr. Beretas Ioannis
Contact function System Integrator