Acoustic leakage detection

As the first residential smart water meter, flowIQ® 2200 comes with built-in acoustic leakage detection. This enables the meter to detect possible leaks – not only after the meter inside the house but also before the meter in the adjacent service connections and distribution mains. The flowIQ® 2200 is a part of our solution for acoustic leakage detection that also includes Leak Detector – a program/App for our analytics platform as well as a range of service and training offerings that lets you scale and customize as fits your needs.

Acoustic leakage detection in flowIQ® 2200
Water flowing through a leaking pipe produces a different sound pattern than water flowing through an intact pipe. Even changes to the size of a leak or burst will cause the sound to change. With its ultrasonic sensors, the flowIQ® 2200 registers these sound patterns and sends back only the lowest value recorded over a 24 hour period. This is done to filter out background noises such as the traffic above ground or the normal daily water consumption within the house. If the lowest registered noise value exceeds a certain level, there is a high risk of a leak or burst in that given installation.

Visualisation of acoustic noise data
The analytics program Leak Detector visualises the acoustic noise data from your flowIQ® 2200 water meters and enables you to locate leaks in service connections and distribution mains. The system’s map-based overview shows your meters with intuitive color coding representing the noise level registered by each meter and graphs visualise how it evolves over time. All of this enables you to easily identify high-risk installations where elevated noise levels indicate possible leaks or bursts.

Learn more about Leak Detector here.

Services and training
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-to-day operations, we also offer training to make sure that you are equipped well enough to detect leakages on your own.

Learn more about our service and training offerings here.