Inline leak detection
About 12 billion gallons of water are lost per day globally. Much of this waste could be prevented with a leak detection program.
Accurate leak and gas pocket detection for large-diameter pipelines
Focusing leak detection programs on large-diameter pipelines is the most effective method in reducing water loss.
While there are many methods of locating leaks on water transmission mains, inline leak detection is the most accurate because it brings the leak detection sensor directly to the source of the leak.
In many cases, leaks are located well below the surface and do not become visible for a long time, if ever, meaning utility operators don’t know that a pipeline is leaking; Inline leak detection can accurately locate these buried leaks. In addition large-diameter pipelines often run beneath busy streets and are a crucial source of water for rate payers; operators cannot afford to shut down service and excavate large portions of a city street to search for suspected leaks.
The accuracy of inline leak detection can effectively reduce shutdown and excavation times, allowing operators to carry out fiscally responsible and efficient repair projects.
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Featured Case Study
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) – Maryland
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) is the 8th largest water and wastewater utility in the United States, serving over 460,000 customer accounts and 1.8 million residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s County, Maryland (suburban Washington D.C.).
After WSSC began experiencing major PCCP failures in the 1970s, it developed a strong commitment to infrastructure management technology in favor of large capital replacements.