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Reducing time from leakage to repair

Leif Koch

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Specialized SME in localization of leakages on buried water pipes, effective reduction of water loss NRW.

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Modern surveillance solution in regards to locating water leaks as quickly as possible

A swift response to unavoidable leaks saves resources and lowers costs.

Although it’s not possible to completely prevent leaks on a pipeline system, a proactive leak detection strategy will reduce costs and save both time and water resources. Fors, a Danish water utility company, monitors its pipes using Leif Koch’s continuous surveillance strategy by placing noise loggers on pipes in order to detect leaks as soon as they occur.  When the noise loggers detect a possible leak the utility company’s technicians receive an alarm notification through Leif Kochs innovative software, “Almos Leak”.

The technicians localize leaks more quickly than before the permanent monitoring system was installed, as the noise detectors provide the new leak’s general location on the pipeline system. As a result of this system’s efficiency, Fors has reduced its non revenue water to below 10% in its monitored areas. Fors also avoids disturbing its customers, which used to occur when leaks had to be found manually because a larger portion of the pipeline needed to be searched.

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