A Showcase Project in Las Vegas
The EchoShore®-TX technology installation in Las Vegas is a water-conservation showcase project for The Global City Teams Challenge, a collaborative network of project teams working on innovative applications of "Internet of Things" technologies within a smart city-smart community environment. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and project partners include the Nevada Center of Excellence, AT&T, and IBM.
Transmission Main Monitoring During Construction
Construction of residential apartment towers in California required pile-driving steel beams near a 24-inch main, and the local utility wanted to ensure the critical asset remained undamaged. The utility selected the EchoShore®-TX monitoring platform to monitor the transmission main for the development of leaks over a 12-month because of its ease of installation and rapid commissioning schedule. Monitoring nodes were installed along the main in shallow chambers.
Critical Transmission Main With No Redundancy
In Ontario, Canada, an EchoShore®-TX monitoring platform was installed on a non-redundant, 60-inch transmission main feeding fast growing residential area. The critical main runs through a rural area and up a significant elevation before reaching its destination. Any service disruption would have a major impact. EchoShore-TX monitors for leaks and static pressure changes to help the utility better understand the impact of pumping operations on its main.
Monitoring Chlorine Levels In Transmission System
On the East Coast of the U.S, a large city applied the EchoShore®-TX system to a 48-inch concrete lined steel main. This project demonstrated the ability of the technology to monitor chlorine levels as well as leaks. The city expects new regulations for monitoring chlorine residuals within the transmission systems and reporting requirements to confirm compliance. EchoShore-TX multi-parameter monitoring capability combined with customized reporting options provided a simple and automated process.