IDENTIFY PRESSURE SURGES TO DECREASE PIPE STRESS AND PROLONG ASSET LIFE
Your utility needs to identify which pipes are under stress and face higher risk in order to prioritize inspection and replacement. By using real-time detection of pressure transients, Xylem Water Loss Management for surge detection can determine problematic sources, while enabling operational efficiencies through pipe failure prediction and quicker crew response times when issues arise. This helps you prioritize inspection and replacement, prolonging the effective life of network assets.
TRANSIENT HOTSPOT LOCATIONS
Find which hydraulic elements are causing damaging transients, the sources of these transients, and which parts of the network are overstressed due to transients.
CONDITION AND STRESS LEVEL MONITORING
Over time, Xylem Water Loss Management for surge detection will learn the different pressure variations across the network to help identify and monitor critical pipes that exhibit deteriorating conditions and predict likely failures due to the presence of damaging transients.
LET’S SEE HOW UNLOCKING POWERFUL INSIGHTS DELIVER TRANSFORMATIVE OUTCOMES
As just one of the digital solutions in our platform of disruptive technologies, Xylem Water Loss Management for surge detection helps your utility identify and locate sources of pressure transients so you can prioritize an appropriate level of response before a major problem occurs.
- Save on CapEx by identifying failure-prone network points for surge mitigation, proactive asset management or replacement
- Avoid critical failures by performing early and targeted interventions
- Extend asset life by identifying and mitigating the damaging transients
- Report pressure management performance with high-resolution data (up to 256 samples per second)
- Monitor the impact of valve operations in your network
NETWORK MONITORING THAT GOES THE DISTANCE
Xylem Water Loss Management for surge detection can be easily deployed at optimal locations across the network or near a suspected source of damaging transients (either permanently or on a short-term basis) to deliver better pressure intelligence. With a detection range of up to 1 mile per sensor, even a small number of sensing units can sufficiently cover large pipe lengths, wirelessly transmitting pressure data in real-time to the system’s software. Because every utility is unique, Xylem Water Loss Management for surge detection offers two different sensing configurations, each capable of working with third-party hardware options, to help meet specific leakage and burst detection needs. And when paired with Xylem Water Loss Management for leak & burst detection, it provides an even more powerful sensing and monitoring solution that enables greater efficiency with faster reactions to potentially harmful network events.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO BETTER ROI
As a simple, low-investment way to understand your economic opportunity, a Discovery Project is an ideal initial step to reducing pipe stress while protecting and prolonging asset life. It allows us to work together to visualize your entire network, identify challenges and opportunities and begin creating a roadmap to transformational outcomes for your utility and community. Let's see how it works:
First, we conduct an initial discovery session to identify your current state, needs and objectives, as well as early identification of potential opportunities.
Next, we’ll deploy 5-20 sensors covering 5-10 miles of critical pipe to conduct a controlled experiment to validate surge detection and localization capabilities.
Finally, we collaborate with you in a workshop where we provide a summary presentation and discuss our analysis. The outcome is a prioritized set of recommendations and practical next steps to extend asset life.