water leak management Articles

  • Seek the Leak

    Federal regulations (with stiff penalties) govern how to deal with refrigerant emissions. Of course, installing a good facility refrigerant management plan can keep your organization ...


    By IHS Markit

  • What Causes Water Main Leaks?

    The number one cause of water leaks today and moving into the future will be the aging infrastructure. “A large part of the US public water system dates back to the years shortly after World War II, therefore, a significant amount of buried infrastructure is at or very near the end of its useful life.” – Qureshi & Shah, Journal AWWA. When aging infrastructure is combined ...


    By EnTech Engineering Company

  • Small Leaks Matter

    In the final part of the leak detection series, we explain why locating small leaks is and important part of a water loss management strategy. To see the first post in the series that outlines the problem of water loss in North America,  ...

  • Small leaks matter

    In the final part of the leak detection series, we explain why locating small leaks is and important part of a water loss management strategy. To see the first post in the series that outlines the problem of water loss in North America,  ...

  • Detect Leaks and Analyze Water Consumption with WaterSignal

    Did you know it will cost an estimated $1 trillion over the next 25 years to upgrade the nation’s water system to run more efficiently? While part of the problem is fragile, hundred-year-old water mains, it also falls on property owners to ensure they are doing their part to save water — for both the environment and their wallets. But how? ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Leak behaviour in pressurized PVC pipes

    The correct definition of the leak law, i.e. the relationship between the leak outflow, the total head at the leak and other relevant parameters such as the pipe material, can seriously affect the accuracy of the numerical models used for the management of water distribution systems, either if they are used to forecast the leakage reduction by pressure management or to locate and size the leaks ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Integrated sensing technologies for detection and location of leaks in water distribution networks

    Water distribution networks (WDNs) are infrastructure systems that have high socioeconomic values, for which efficient operation and management are required to ensure minimal amounts of waste which can be represented in the form of leaks. Leak detection is considered as one of the challenges faced by municipalities operating WDNs because it either involves shutting down the system or requires ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigation and risk assessment of a diesel leak: confidential

    Project: Emergency Investigation of a Fuel Leak Client: Confidential infrastructure management company Services: Rapid site characterisation and risk assessment Summary: Detailed risk assessment was used to quantify the environment risks pose by a fuel leak and avoid unnecessary remediation ESI was commissioned to ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Leak detection in semiconductor fab gas processes

    Problem Statement Often times in semiconductor fabs moisture levels are monitored to ensure that products aren’t damaged by excess moisture in the process. If there are above normal levels of moisture, pinpointing the source of that moisture can be difficult. The moisture could be evolving from impurities in gas tanks or leaks in the sampling lines. One way to avoid downtime ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Pamplona (MCP) Identifies 4 Leaks Using Inline Leak Detection

    Around the world, leaking water pipelines represent a major resource and financial loss for utilities. It is estimated that in some places, Non-Revenue Water exceeds 50 percent. In terms of financial losses, the World Bank estimates that NRW costs utilities worldwide about US$14 billion annually. By reducing these losses by half in areas with the highest NRW, it is estimated that US$2.9 billion ...

  • Risk-based sensor placement methods for burst/leak detection in water distribution systems

    The optimal placement of sensors for burst/leak detection in water distribution systems is usually formulated as an optimisation problem. In this study three different risk-based functions are used to drive optimal location of a given number of sensors in a water distribution network. A simple function based on likelihood of leak non-detection is compared with two other risk-based functions, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Malta: Use of leakage control in water management strategy

    The Maltese islands, like other parts of the Mediterranean area is an area of acute water shortage. Leakage control has been developed to become a strategically important component for water resource management, and has been used to reach an optimum economic balance between water supply and water demand. An ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak: manufacturing facility

    Project: Emergency response and clean-up of a diesel leak Client: Confidential manufacturing company Services: Emergency response planning, environmental assessment, regulator liaison, remediation design Summary: Through rapid site characterisation and expert decision making ESI minimised the environmental damage ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Emergency response and remediation of a petrol leak: petrol filling station

    Project: Emergency Fuel Leak at an Operational Petrol Station Client: Franchised petrol station operator Services: Emergency response/leak management, regulator negotiation, site investigation, remediation and verification Summary: Responsive, pragmatic advice and robust regulator negotiations aided rapid characterisation ...


    By ESI Consulting Ltd

  • Water Loss management will be critical to climate change adaptation

    Water loss management is one of the most important issues facing water suppliers around the world. The Sustainable Development Goals have made poverty alleviation and access to safe drinking water a political priority. Targets on providing safe drinking water as a basic human right aim to ensure everyone can access a safe water supply. Unfortunately, the reality is that many of the most ...

  • Why a CO2 monitor may be needed? Where carbon dioxide leaks occur

    Do you work with carbon dioxide (or CO2) in your industry? If so, then you may need a carbon dioxide monitor to check for gas leaks that could pose a hazard to your workplace safety. Learn common scenarios where carbon dioxide can leak and see how a CO2 detector can minimize your risk.  Industries Where CO2 Monitors Can Make a ...

  • Investigating the management of unaccounted for water for Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi

    Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is currently unable to meet Lilongwe City's water demand as evidenced by low supply coverage (65%) and intermittent water supply in the city. One of the major challenges is high levels of unaccounted for water (UFW) reported at 37% (2012), higher than the recommended 23% for developing countries. This study, done in Lilongwe City (Areas 15, 18 and 28), investigated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pressure Control for Leakage Minimisation in Water Distribution Systems Management

    A model to support decision systems regarding the quantification, location and opening adjustment of control valves in a network system, with the main objective to minimise pressures and consequently leakage levels is developed. This research work aims at a solution that allows simultaneously optimising the number of valves and its location, as well as valves opening adjustments for simulation in ...


    By Springer

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