2020 Technology Scan Webcast: Leak Detection
LIFT Technology Scan webcasts are designed to help you become a Utility of the Future! This webcast will focus on innovative water technologies related to leak detection. The following products and systems were featured during the presentation:
VODA.ai software, powered by daVinci, uses AI to clean data and predict risk of failure for each pipe. It finds probabilities of failure in 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 years, plus consequence of failure (CoF). Data include material, age, length, pressure, soil type, past leaks, weather, satellite, and more. Once CoF is determined, a risk score is assigned for each pipe.
Smart Hydrant – Eramosa
The Smart Hydrant monitors pressure, transient pressure, acoustics, and water temperature. Because the acoustics listen to the water column rather than the vibrating pipes, this technology works across materials including PVC and polyethylene. It differentiates itself from other options through several benefits, including one-hour install, no digging, no impact on operations, and dry barrel configuration.
Cory Sides, Director of Sales, Voda
Tim Sutherns, Chair of the Board, Eramosa
Fidan Karimova, Water Technology Collaboration Manager, LIFT, The Water Research Foundation