Jul 12, 2012

PUB Selects Echologics for Pipe Condition Assessment

Echologics will survey 1.6 km of water transmission mains in PUB service area

Echologics will help PUB (Singapore) to assess the condition of its water transmission mains with Echologics' acoustic pipe Condition Assessment service. A division of Mueller Co., Echologics is a developer and provider of acoustic-based technologies for water loss management, leak detection and pipe condition assessment.

PUB is Singapore's national water agency that manages Singapore's water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way. It is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

Echologics was selected as its technology was able to meet PUB's requirements to assess the condition of some of the older transmission mains in its service area and provide information, which can be used as part of its ongoing asset management strategy.

Echologics will acoustically survey approximately 1.6 km of cast iron and steel water transmission mains (which range from 500mm-800mm in diameter) in the PUB's service area to non-invasively detect leaks and measure the mains' effective wall thickness. By obtaining these measurements non-invasively, Echologics can help the PUB to obtain further information to help develop future rehabilitation programs for some of its key assets.

Echologics pioneered the development of a proprietary, acoustic-based system that non-invasively locates leaks and assesses the structural condition of both water and force mains. Transmission Main Leak Detection from Echologics is unique in that it can non-invasively detect and pinpoint leaks over considerable distances without disrupting water service or requiring specialized ports, closure of service laterals or flow alterations.

Water service providers across North America and in Europe, South Africa, Asia and Australia have leveraged Echologics' technology to prioritize pipeline rehabilitation and replacement plans, and reduce water loss on all classes of pipes, for diameters ranging from 4 in. to 108 in.