WSSC extends its contract with Echologics
Echologics will continue to use its ePulse technology to deliver pipeline condition assessment services for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). Echologics has assessed more than 100 miles of WSSC's water pipeline since 2013. The extension will enable WSSC to assess many more miles of pipe in its water distribution network.
Simplifying leak detection in Michigan
A large city in Michigan selected Echologics to assess approximately 600 miles of 4"–36" metallic water mains, some that are more than 100 years old. With the objective of reducing leakage, Echologics field engineers deployed the new EchoShore®-M leak detection technology. The new platform enables field technicians to inspect more pipeline in less time with greater accuracy. The EchoShore®-M technology is ideal for high priority pipelines such as river, railway, and highway crossings, as it can monitor the desired section of pipe from just a few hours or a few days to provide greater leak signal resolution.
Fixed Monitoring Platform Identifies Transmission Main Leak
In Southeast Asia, an EchoShore®-TX technology installation on a 28" steel main running alongside a major 4- lane highway identified a leak early in its formation. The acoustic monitoring nodes initially captured a faint noise anomaly within the main, and Echologics' leak detection engineers were able to monitor its steady progression. Local utility crews were notified of the presence of the leak, and quickly responded and verified that a valve was steadily leaking water and had begun to fail. The leak was discovered and repaired while it was still small, demonstrating the sensitivity and accuracy of the EchoShore-TX technology.
Transmission Main Monitoring in Nevada
The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) installed the EchoShore®-TX leak detection platform to monitor a 30-inch transmission main for the development of leaks. The main was installed in the 1960s and supplies up to 7.5 million gallons of water per day to resorts, casinos, and attractions along the Las Vegas Strip. The monitoring platform was installed and commissioned in just over two weeks, with no service interruptions or impact to street traffic. EchoShore-TX platform combines proven acoustic leak detection technology with leading-edge wireless connectivity and visual end-user dashboards to create a cost-effective monitoring solution.
Condition Assessment for Distribution Mains
In Western Canada, a utility was experiencing an increased number of water main leaks and breaks within a specific section of its distribution system comprised mainly of asbestos cement and cast iron pipe. To help prioritize replacement, the city turned to ePulse® condition assessment technology to inspect two sections of 6-inch pipe. The testing identified pipe-wall deterioration from nominal thicknesses, and the utility validated the results via spot excavations.