Jun 06, 2008

ADS to Demonstrate Large Diameter Leak Detection Services at ACE08

Live demonstrations will be held throughout the day on Tuesday, June 10

The Department of Watershed Management for the city of Atlanta has authorized the Pitometer Group of ADS Environmental Services to conduct demonstrations of its Large Diameter Leak Detection Services. These demonstrations will be held throughout the day on Tuesday, June 10 at the ADS booth (No. 1849).

ADS specializes in leak detection services for large water transmission mains and non-ferrous pipe where acoustics present a challenging environment for leak detection. Through an exclusive partnership, ADS provides these state-of-the-art leak detection services in the U.S. using the Echologics LeakFinderRT Large Diameter Leak Correlator.

A leak correlation will be conducted on approximately 1,300 ft of 30-in. water distribution line located on Marietta Street, five blocks from the Georgia World Congress Center.

The correlator sensors will be placed on hydrants on the north end of the line near Simpson Street and on the south end making a 90-degree turn onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive adjacent to the Embassy Suites Hotel. A brief baseline survey will be taken and then a hydrant located on the corner of Marietta Street and Latimer Street will be flowed briefly through a ¾-in. needle valve to simulate the leak to be correlated.

We anticipate being able to transmit the live results of the correlation into the Georgia World Congress Center, if reception allows it, for viewing in our booth on our large plasma monitor or the groups will be ushered to the “leak” hydrant a few blocks away to see the correlation in person.

This nonintrusive technique used by ADS requires only a static connection to the water via the hydrants and requires little up-front preparation.