Scottish Water deploy SoundPrint® Acoustic Fibre Optic System

The Blairlinnans water main, owned and operated by Scottish Water, is a 42-inch pre-stressed concrete pipeline that runs over 16 kilometres (10 miles) from the Blairlinnans Water Treatment Works to a service reservoir in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The pipeline was installed in 1974 and is integral to the ongoing operation of Scottish Water’s water network.

Scottish Water partnered with WRc and Xylem to inspect the Blairlinnans water main using SmartBall® acoustic leak detection platform and PipeDiver™ electromagnetic condition assessment technology in combination with detailed engineering analysis.

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