Product Spotlight - September 2021

Product Spotlight - September 2021

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In the world of municipal water and sewer maintenance, leaks are money. Not only does that mean money down the drain, but technically right out the drain as well. Those additional treatment and conveyance costs mean not only decreased revenue, but also increased costs in leak detection and pipeline repair.

To combat the issue, Syrinix has launched the PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic, a device that combines the power of transient pressure monitoring with acoustic leak detection. Combined with RADAR, Syrinix’s cloud analysis platform, PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic locates leaks on a broad range of pipeline material and sizes. Like the rest of the PIPEMINDER-ONE family, the Acoustic version triangulates pressure events and sends intelligent alarms so utility users can identify and fix potential problems on their network. Because units are widely spaced along the distribution network, fewer PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic units than traditional leak detectors are needed to obtain high-resolution data.

“Water and wastewater utilities need cost effective and resilient monitoring systems,” says Mark Hendy, vice president of business development EMEA at Syrinix. “The PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic can be installed permanently or on a semi-permanent survey basis for use detecting both leaks and the damaging pressure events that can lead to leaks and bursts.”

According to Hendy, the benefits of PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic translate to significant cost savings. “Preventing asset deterioration is often the best way to maintain a viable utility,” he says. “With the early detection of leaks and problematic pressure sources, utilities can proactively make operational adjustments to prevent wear and tear on the network instead of reacting to asset failures.”

PIPEMINDER-ONE Acoustic records pressure at 128 samples per second, generating both transient and summary data, which can be used for triangulation, clustering, classification and export via an API. The addition of acoustic data from an improved hydrophone is used in combination with pressure monitoring to identify a leak position. With speedy and precise detection, utilities can now respond quickly to operational and network failures before customers notice any problems and, with the same unit, identify and mitigate the pressure events contributing to those leaks and bursts.

“Modern utilities must monitor for developing leaks while performing real-time analysis of pressure transient events,” says Ben Smither, vice president of engineering at Syrinix. “Combining leak notifications with high resolution pressure monitoring and zone alarms empowers operators with the data to save time, save money and improve performance.”


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