Water Leak Detection Articles

  • Common Reasons For Syringe Leakage

    The components of even the most durable syringe will eventually fail. The most common symptom of failure may be leakage of your solvent from the syringe. The following are some common reasons for syringe leakage, as well as our recommended solutions. 1. Tip Connection If your syringe hub consists of a PTFE tip, check for small grooves in the PTFE surface. If sufficiently large, ...


    By Chemyx Inc

  • The power of prevention

    Most people already try to eat well to avoid gaining weight. They keep active to avoid getting rusty and they swallow vitamins to stave off colds… the power of prevention is ingrained in the majority of people, and they wholeheartedly follow the latest fads to keep up with society. But how much more could people do to prevent getting sick? A lot more, it turns out. The more people know, ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Study: Fast, effective method removes 99% of BPA from water within 30 minutes

    Carnegie Mellon University chemist foresees lowering BPA exposure around the world Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in the production of many plastics, is present in many water sources around the world. In a recently published study, chemists at Carnegie Mellon University conclude that certain catalysts called TAML activators, combined with hydrogen peroxide, can break down harmful ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Policy recommendation for drinking water supply cross-border networking in the Adriatic region

    Cross-border water resources and drinking water supply management are among the basic concerns for almost all Adriatic Sea countries. Adopting measures such as developing common methodologies, tools and techniques addressing water quality and quantity issues, water losses and pricing policies is a top priority. Regarding the harmonization of procedures and legislative framework, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimizing DMAs' formation in a water pipe network: the water aging and the operating pressure factors

    Dividing a water distribution network (WDN) into district metered areas (DMAs) is the first vital step towards pressure management and real losses reduction. However, other factors of water quality such as the water age must be taken into account while forming DMAs. The current study uses genetic algorithm (GA) optimization methods to achieve the desired WDN segmentation conditions in terms ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental characterization of PVC-O pipes for transient modeling

    The increasing use of plastic materials has modified several aspects of design and management of water distribution systems. With reference to the numerical modeling of transients, the definition of a correct rheological model of the pipe material is receiving an increasing interest. In this paper the behavior of the molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVC-O) pipes during transients is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of projected land conversion on water balance of boreal soils in western Newfoundland

    Conversion of boreal forest into agricultural land is likely to occur due to the shift of climatic zones and increasing food demand. However, any land conversion will affect the water balance and hence solute fluxes within the soil column and connected ecosystems. Understanding the consequences of land conversion on soil hydrology is essential to support an economically viable agriculture ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing Metallic Pipeline Networks In A Sustainable Manner

    In North America, the material and size of pipes that make up water and sewer networks range widely. Because these pipeline systems are so complex, it requires a strategic approach based on risk and real data for effective long-term management. Historically, however, it has been challenging to gather real data that can shape defensive capital decisions for an entire system. The assessment of ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 13 surprising tools a plumber needs

    What tools does a plumber need in their tool box? Professional installers tell us they use these top 13 plumbing tools time and again. Our list of surprising plumbing tools goes beyond your day-to-day staples of a good hacksaw, a set of well-engineered adjustable spanners, basin spanners, screwdrivers and a decent tape measure. Great all-rounder plumbing tools ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • No Silver Bullet Technology For Pipeline Condition Assessment

    For utilities with large-diameter networks, waiting for failures to occur before repairing or replacing highly critical mains is not an option. With a large amount of buried water infrastructure reaching the end of its service life, operators have every incentive to take a proactive approach to asset management. Nowhere is this more critical than in busy urban centres. The fallout from an ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Pure Technologies And Wrc Unite For Leak And Gas Pocket Survey On Critical Main For Irish Water And Cork County Council

    “The project was an excellent example of working in concert through every aspect of the planning stage, with everyone invested in a successful outcome…” The first time new parties come together to work on a pipeline inspection project, they face a lot of pressure to perform. The team must instill trust and understand each other to ensure the project goes off without a ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Hydraulic transient wave separation algorithm using a dual-sensor with applications to pipeline condition assessment

    Over the past two decades, techniques have been developed for pipeline leak detection and condition assessment using hydraulic transient waves (i.e. water hammer waves). A common measurement strategy for applications involves analysis of signals from a single pressure sensor located at each measurement site. The measured pressure trace from a single sensor is a superposition of reflections ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrating water distribution system efficiency into the water conservation strategy for California: a Los Angeles perspective

    Improving water management in California requires a transition from imported to local water resources used efficiently. To assess this transitional capacity of water retailers in metropolitan Los Angeles County, we focused on a key water management metric: the water distribution efficiency. We traced the evolution of water loss reduction policy and practices globally with emphasis on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adapting the IWA water balance to intermittent water supply and flat-rate tariffs without customer metering

    The International Water Association water balance is an approach applied worldwide for determining and analysing water losses in water distribution systems (WDS) up to the point of customer metering. Thus, water losses occurring ‘before’ a customer meter are at the expenses of the water utility while water lost or wasted ‘after’ the meter is paid for by the customer. This applies to systems ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating unaccounted for water and its components in Zomba City water supply system, Malawi

    This study assessed Unaccounted for Water (UFW) in Zomba City, Malawi in 2009 and quantified its real and apparent loss components. The study was carried out in the period January–May 2009 and focussed on three selected water supply zones (Airwing, Malonje and Sadzi) especially for determination of the components of non-revenue water (NRW). Field measurements of flow and utility records formed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of reagents used during detection and quantification of Ascaris suum in environmental samples on egg viability

    Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are a major health concern globally. Infection is mostly through contact with contaminated water, food or soil. Therefore to break the cycle of viable transmission STH eggs must be quantitatively detected in the environment. The effect of different reagents on the viability of Ascaris suum eggs during laboratory detection and quantification was assessed and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Taif - SWCC - Case Study

    City /Country: Taif /Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Client: SWCC Contractor: Toledo Arabia Company Date: April-2016 Services: Training of usage pipe plug and pipe test plug (with by-pass) Toledo, the contractor, has a challenging project in Taif, which is mountainous area. Slope of the pipe lines are very ...


    By PLUGCO

  • Influence of cavitation phenomenon on the hydraulic behavior of leaks in water distribution systems

    This paper examines the hydraulic behavior of leakage from water distribution systems under condition of cavitation. For this purpose, an experimental model featuring small (i.e., a fraction of a millimeter) orifice openings was designed and built to simulate idealized cracks in defective pipes. During the tests, water was allowed to flow through the cracks at controlled pressures during ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated assessment and scenarios simulation of urban water security system in the southwest of China with system dynamics analysis

    The demand for global freshwater is growing, while global freshwater available for human use is limited within a certain time and space. Its security has significant impacts on both the socio-economic system and ecological system. Recently, studies have focused on the urban water security system (UWSS) in terms of either water quantity or water quality. In this study, water resources, water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

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