Aquarius Spectrum’s Acoustic Hydrophone Sensor Installation
Around 900 hydroponic sensors will be installed to monitor 400km of large water mains.
Israel: Aquarius Spectrum, a leading provider of water leak detection and pipe condition assessment solutions, will deploy its innovative acoustic monitoring system (AQS-SYS) on Singapore’s drinking water supply network. Aquarius Spectrum’s solution was part of the proposal submitted by its local partner, which was awarded the tender by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency for provision of leak detection services.
Aquarius will provide 900 hydroponic sensors to be installed on Singapore’s large water mains – with diameters ranging from 500mm to 2,200mm. These sensors, designed specifically for underground installation, will perform leak monitoring on approximately400km of the water pipeline for the next 5 years.
The hydroponic sensors detect and record the sounds within the pipe, sending them directly to a cloud-based server for analysis using a wireless network and special algorithms. The results are translated to system alerts including a detailed GIS map of identified leaks and their estimated size. A unique feature of the AQS monitoring system is an automatic correlation between every two measuring sensors, generating reliable and accurate results in a very short of time.
“Aquarius is proud to deliver to PUB the gold standard performance in leak detection in a large-scale project, having successfully provided leak detection services in all five continents”, said Naama Zeldis, CEO of Aquarius Spectrum”. “Aquarius allows utilities around the world to significantly reduce their Non-Revenue Water and their operational costs by providing accurate and continuous data on the quality of the pipe system, on points of vulnerability and on potential and actual leak events.”
“The best way to minimize water losses, optimize the water network asset and avoid unnecessary capital investments such as emergency treatments and piping replacement, is by taking a proactive approach, while implementing data-driven tools and big-data analysis”, added Zeldis.
Aquarius Spectrum developed acoustic solutions that enable water utilities to perform proactive monitoring of their underground assets and detect background leaks in their initial stages of development and fix them before they surface and cause serious damage. Aquarius also assess the real condition of the pipes. These solutions, which are based on sensitive fixed and mobile acoustic sensors with advanced correlating algorithms, can be applied in all types of pipes. To date, the company’s technology is monitoring thousands of miles of municipal water pipelines worldwide, helping water utilities reduce their Non-Revenue-Water (NRW) and their Operational and Maintenance (O&M) costs.
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