water leak detection study Articles

  • Case study - Dallas Water Utilities - Leak Detection

    Service: Sahara Leak Detection Client: Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) Department of Public Works Type of Pipeline: Raw Water Transmission Main Diameter: 108-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 7.3 miles The City of Dallas Water Utilities (DALW) currently draws its raw water from six sources: the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and Lakes Ray Roberts, Lewisville, Grapevine, Ray ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Birmingham Water Works Board Leak Detection Program case study

    Service: SoundPrint AFO Client: Baltimore City Project Date: 2012 Location: Baltimore, MD Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 54-inch (1350mm) Pipe Material: PCCP ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Birmingham water works board identifies 26 leaks using advanced inline leak detection

    Service: SmartBall Leak Detection Client: Birmingham Water Works Board Project Date: January 2012 - ongoing Location: Birmingham, Ala Type of Pipeline: Water Transmission Main Diameter: 42-inch (1050mm) Pipe Material: Reinforced Concrete Pipe In early 2012, the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) ran a successful leak detection program on 7.7 miles (12 km) of 42-inch ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Gas monitoring and leak detection in underwater application for the offshore oil and gas case study

    With over 300 sensors and systems sold world-wide and over 35 scientific users publications, Franatech is market leader for underwater methane detection and monitoring. Franatech is a developer and supplier of sensors for detection of gases in water. The company has more than 15 years experience in subsea applications, working with all kinds of sensing technologies. Coming from a scientific ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Germany/Albstadt: How telemetry cuts the cost of leak detection significantly - Case study

    Introduction Albstadt is a town located in southwest Germany, about 80km south of Stuttgart. Albstadtwerke are the utility network distribution provider in this region supplying potable water, natural gas and electricity.  In addition to managing and maintaining the local distribution assets in Albstadt, Albstadtwerke operate and maintain two more potable water distribution networks, ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Monitoring leaks in Heat exchangers - Case study

    The Situation A California refinery produces xylene for use as commercial product and a precursor for petrochemical manufacturing. A primary component to the production of xylene is the isolation and purification of the chemical from a complex mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons. Steam based heat exchangers are used to process the xylene. Inherent to the design and rough duty heat ...

  • Transient frequency response based leak detection in water supply pipeline systems with branched and looped junctions

    The transient frequency response (TFR) method has been widely developed and applied in the literature to identify and detect potential defects such as leakage and blockage in water supply pipe systems. This type of method was found to be efficient, economic and non-intrusive for pipeline condition assessment and diagnosis, but its applications so far are mainly limited to single and simple ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tackling Non-Revenue Water by Identifying Small Leaks

    Small leaks sink big ships – the same can be said for large-diameter pipes in utility networks. While large leaks or ruptures are seen as newsworthy stories accompanied by images of water flowing down the streets; smaller leaks can often be more devastating. Left undetected, they can add up over time, contributing significantly to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Monitoring heat exchanger leaks in Paper plant - Case Study

    The Situation A paper plant in the Eastern United States uses 500 gallons per minute filtered pond water for cooling lubricating oil in its paper line. The resulting warmed water is diverted to an onsite pond. Because the water is used to cool lubricating oil, the plant could not reuse the water in its pulping process for fears of possible oil contamination of ...

  • Aquascope 3 can be used by inexperienced operators to find leaks - Case study

    In 2006 the Calgary Water Authority in Canada engaged a British consultancy firm called “Hydrosave” to assist them reduce their leakage from 12% of all water supplied and ILI ratings of 4 – 8 between the different DMAs. The temperature in Calgary gets down to -40 degrees Celcius in the winter and the water board’s staff are fully occupied in winter, however in summer ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Field Detection of Chlorinated Alkenes in Well Water using the FROG-4000 Portable GC - Case Study

    Introduction Defiant’s FROG 4000, a portable GCPID system, was used to identify and determine the concentration of chlorinated alkenes in several extraction wells located in Tacoma Washington. Split samples were taken at each well and sent to an offsite lab for analysis. This case study examines the field exercise and highlights the high degree of agreement between the offsite lab and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • Robust sensor placement for leak location: analysis and design

    In this paper, a nominal sensor placement methodology for leak location in water distribution networks is presented. To reduce the size and the complexity of the optimization problem a clustering technique is combined with the nominal sensor placement methodology. Some of the pressure sensor placement methods for leak detection and location in water distribution networks are based on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - North Texas Municipal Water District

    Service: Leak Detection Client: North Texas Municipal Water District Type of Pipeline: Transmission Main Diameter: 42-inch Pipe Material: PCCP Length: 0.186 miles The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) provides water, wastewater, and solid waste disposal services on a regional basis to its 13 Member and 61 Customer Cities. NTMWD operates over 375 miles of water ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - Maynilad Water Services - Manila, Philippines

    Service: Sahara - Leak Detection and Video Client: Maynilad Water Services, Inc. Project Date: Ongoing since 2010 Location: Manila, Philippines Type of Pipelines: Water Mains Diameter: 12-inch to 24-inch (300mm to 2200mm) Pipe Material: Cast Iron Ductile Iron Steel Length: 50 miles (80 km) Results: Over 157 leaks ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Case study - The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)

    Service: Sahara Leak Detection Client: The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) Project Date: 2007 Type of Pipelines: Transmission Mains Diameter: 16 to 60-inch Pipe Material: Cast Iron Dutile Iron Steel Length: 22.2 miles Results: 47+ leaks identified The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) has focused on water loss management programs for the past decade ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Monitoring Oil in Cooling Water - Case Study

    The Situation A municipal power plant in the southern United States operates more than 10 stationary power plant engines capable of producing 52 megawatts of electric power. The plant is part of a larger statewide power grid system. Within the grid, the municipality brokers the purchase or sale of power hourly, based on the needs of municipality and the market rate for power on the grid ...

  • Monitoring once through cooling water - Case study

    The Situation Power plants and paper mills use service water loops and mill water loops respectively for the cooling of lubricating, hydraulic, turbine and transformer oil.  These cooling systems feature large, recirculating volumes of water which are treated with biocides, dispersants, and corrosion inhibitors. By comparison, refineries often ...

  • Pollution mapping case study

    This exploration survey used the cross-hole resistivity method to detect if there was industrial waste water leakage from an industrial waste water process pond. Chemical analyses concluded that this specific waste water has a much lower resistivity than normal water. The figure below shows that the area above 45m is a relatively high resistive zone made of limestone. Below this depth is a middle ...

  • Algorithmic network monitoring for a modern water utility: a case study in Jerusalem

    We report on the design, deployment, and use of TaKaDu, a real-time algorithmic Water Infrastructure Monitoring solution, with a strong focus on water loss reduction and control. TaKaDu is provided as a commercial service to several customers worldwide. It has been in use at HaGihon, the Jerusalem utility, since mid 2009. Water utilities collect considerable real-time data from their networks, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Petrobras - Natal, Brazil

    Service: SmartBall - Oil Leak Detection Client: Petrobras Project Date: October 2010 Type of Pipeline: Multi-phase product Diameter: 12-inch Pipe Material: Steel Length: 20,900 meters Flow Rate: 0.3 – 0.6 m/s (1 ft/s) Pressure: 90-150 psi Temperature: 35◦ C Results: 3 simulated leaks created and ...


    By Pure Technologies

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