Leaks can be difficult to detect, and there can be many reasons for a leak. With acoustic noise data from your water meters, you can now detect leakages in a completely new way. The analytics module Leak Detector enables you to locate leaks in service connections and distribution mains based on acoustic noise levels registered by flowIQ® 2200 water meters. This means that you can spend your time fixing the leaks, rather than searching blindly to find them.
Leak Detector gives you a map-based overview of your supply area and shows your meters with intuitive colour coding representing the noise level registered by each with graphs visualising the development over time. All of this enables you to easily identify high-risk installations where elevated noise levels indicate possible leaks or bursts.
With a faster and more efficient leak detection, you reduce your cost per identified leak and can find the low-hanging fruits for reducing your Non-Revenue Water. Detailed knowledge about high risk installations with possible leaks and the overall condition of your network will also enable you to prioritize your daily efforts to when and where they will have the biggest impact.
Now, you can let every smart meter work for you to help locate leaks and create an unprecedented transparency in your distribution network. Acting like a fine-meshed network of noise loggers, the flowIQ® 2200 water meters listen to the distribution lines and service connections to detect leakages.
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Identifying high-risk installations
The map in Leak Detector shows your meters with intuitive colour coding representing the acoustic noise level in the surrounding pipes registered by each meter.
Filters and customisable thresholds let you control what meters are shown on the map. You can filter out meters with low noise levels, so you can focus on the meters where the risk of a leak is highest. You can also correlate the noise data from one meter with that of others to look for nearby meters with similar noise patterns which indicates that you might have a leak on a distribution mains.
Noise data visualised
As you select one or more meters, graphs visualize the registered acoustic noise over time allowing you to follow the development. This enables you take action as soon as the noise reaches a critical level and helps you distinguish meters with a noise level caused by a leak from meters where the noise is caused by something else such as a circulation pump.
You can add comments to each meter to store information on confirmed leaks. You can also snooze meters with recurring high noise levels not caused by leaks. Leak Detector will also show if a meter has an active info code.
With Leak Detector you can increase the transparency in your supply area. Maybe you can even postpone investments in maintenance, renovation or additional capacity based on increased knowledge about the state of your distribution network.
A reduced water loss will lower your operational costs as you distribute less water and limits your cost of meeting any legislative requirements and environmental goals. Early detection of leaks also limits consequential damage and allows you to provide more proactive customer service by, for instance, warning customers about potential leaks.
Smart water meter with acoustic leakage detection
With flowIQ® 2200, you get uncompromising accuracy, state-of-the-art acoustic leakage detection, support for remote reading and a host of other intelligent features in one superior meter with up to 16 years lifetime.
flowIQ® 2200 works for you to detect possible leaks in the service connections and distribution mains. The meter monitors noise patterns enabling you to identify high-risk installations.
In one residential area from the 70´s with high leakage levels, VandCenter Syd suspected leaks in the service connections, but lacked the tools to tackle the problems effectively. After installing Kamstrup’s new flowIQ® 2200 water meters with integrated acoustic leak detection and using the Leak Detector analytics app, they quickly were able to pinpoint high-risk areas and identified six leaks that otherwise would have never been found.
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To get you off to the best possible start. You can choose between different options for how much support and training you need.
This ranges from standard set-up and onboarding, to service packages where we monitor your network and provide you with a list of possible leaks for further investigation. And if you want to handle the day-today operations, we also offer training to make sure that you are equipped to detect leaks on your own.