Product Spotlight - Water: Correlating sensor system keeps water distribution leak-free

Product Spotlight - Water: Correlating sensor system keeps water distribution leak-free

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Leaks in your municipality’s water distribution network can often be difficult to pinpoint. But as treatment costs continue to rise, those leaks are, literally, money down the drain. To combat those difficult-to-locate leaks, Aquarius Spectrum has announced the launch of the AQSense-Edge series of Cat-M/NB-IoT correlating sensors. 

According to Naama Zeldis, CEO of Aquarius Spectrum, AQSense-Edge represents the next generation in the company’s AQSense Fixed Sensors, a product range designed for continuous pipe monitoring.

“Aquarius is extremely proud to be at the forefront of technological innovation in the water industry for over 12 years, and we are excited to be cooperating with leading water utilities in all five continents, driving forward our vision of digital water transformation,” she says. “We bring superior solutions that address all types of water infrastructure.”

The AQSense-Edge sensor boasts compact dimensions, ultra-long 10-year battery life, and superior accuracy powered by an improved correlating algorithm. The series supports all water supply pipe materials and diameters, distribution and transmission, offering extensive coverage with fewer sensors, typically approximately four sensors per mile of piping.

The series includes three types of products suitable for different types of installations: AQSense-Edge (AG), an accelerometer designed for aboveground installation on fire hydrants and other access points on metal and AC pipes up to 24 inches; AQSense-Edge (BG), an accelerometer designed for belowground installation on fire hydrants or on valves inside a pit on metal or AC pipes up to 24 inches; and AQSense-Edge (Hyd), a hydrophone sensor designed for PVC, PE and transmission (trunk main) lines, and installation on air release valves.

Aquarius Spectrum’s acoustic leak detection technology is distinguished by its combination of automatic correlation between each pair of sensors, and its sophisticated analysis engine that verifies the existence of the leak and pinpoints its exact location. Thanks to its latest AI and UI improvements, the system is now able to locate and present multiple leaks occurring between each pair of sensors and can provide operators with an estimation of their size and intensity.

“With a deployment of more than 10,000 acoustic sensors, we can declare with confidence that our solutions provide efficient and accurate results,” says Zeldis. “We will continue to develop innovative solutions that provides customers with excellent ROI and customer experience.”


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