Water Pipelines

Water Pipelines

Water Pipeline Monitoring with DAS Technology

Safeguarding water pipelines against theft, leaks and damage is an essential part of any operator’s strategy. Fotech’s advanced water pipeline monitoring DAS technology provides effective, intelligent real-time monitoring that learns as it monitors, using fibre optic acoustic sensing data to detect any water pipeline breach.

LivePIPE II® pinpoints threats to within metres, raises the alarm within minutes, and only alerts on genuine water pipeline interference to ensure your pipeline security strategy is robust and fully optimised.

 

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The Intelligent Way to Monitor Water Pipeline Integrity

The World Bank estimates that non-revenue water loss costs $15 billion per year globally. Fotech’s water pipeline monitoring Helios® DAS technology harnesses the power of fibre optic acoustic sensing to constantly observe activities along your pipeline, identifying any disturbance that could represent:

  • Water pipeline theft
  • Leaks and breaches to the pipeline
  • Accidental or deliberate damage
  • Water pipeline leaks caused by age and corrosion
  • Lost or stuck water pipeline  pigs or scrapers

 

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LivePIPE II® is Fotech’s modular DAS technology suite, specially designed for automated water pipeline monitoring along any length of pipeline, even in remote areas and hostile conditions. LivePIPE II can be fully calibrated to the environment your water pipeline is operating in. Machine learning and AI technology interpret vast amounts of data to give instant, rich insights into only events that represent a genuine threat. Your teams will be instantly alerted to both the nature and location of the event, so that they can target a fast, efficient response to deal with the threat and safeguard your water pipeline against damage and theft.
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The Benefits of LivePIPE® Water Pipeline Monitoring

The financial, social, and environmental costs of water pipeline damage are enormous. But monitoring extensive pipeline networks and deploying repair or security resources to address issues is a costly challenge.

Customers around the globe are choosing Fotech LivePIPE II® DAS technology to automate their water pipeline monitoring. By observing vibration patterns along a co-located fibre optic cable, LivePIPE II® detects, locates and analyses threats to your pipeline as they happen. Live PIPE II® can be integrated with your own security and UAV systems, and has been proven in field tests to return only genuine results, filtering out false positives and ensuring that your response to water pipeline threats is targeted and accurate.

 

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Protect your Water Pipelines with Fotech’s DAS technology

Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology is increasingly being deployed by our customers as a monitoring solution that delivers sophisticated intelligence on any event or disturbance along the water pipeline.

LivePIPE II® has been developed by Fotech to maximise DAS technology’s capabilities in acoustic pipeline monitoring. The Helios® DAS interrogator unit gathers vast quantities of vibration data, applying photonics, edge computing and artificial intelligence to detect, classify and return data on events on or around the pipeline. The Panoptes server then analyses that data to determine the nature and location of the event, only raising the alarm on disturbances of genuine concern.

The optional addition of EDAM – Fotech’s Enhanced Data and Acoustic Management platform, even allows you to record data over periods of time. Armed with this historical intelligence, you can gain deeper insights into events along your water pipeline, equipping you to refine your pipeline monitoring strategy, create new event detection parameters, and gain a deeper strategic understanding of your water pipeline network’s possible vulnerabilities.

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