Echologics Continues to Advance Acoustics- Based Condition Assessment, Leak Detection


The reality is that there is an infrastructure deficit. Proactive sewer and water system owners are always looking for ways to get the most out of every dollar when making the decision to repair or replace pipe sections and hope to cut critical problems off at the pass. But as asset owners make the shift from having a reactive mentality into a proactive one, one of the most important tools of the trade is the use of leak detection and condition assessment technologies in order to narrow down the areas that are in need of immediate attention. The Toronto-based Echologics, a division of Mueller Co., saw the need for a high-level, non-invasive kind of method that allowed utilities to know what condition their infrastructures were in. Marc Bracken, the company‚Äôs founder/vice president/general manager, helped commercialize an acoustic leak detection system for PVC pipes as a joint venture together with the National research Council of Canada. Echologics provides economic value through completing an initial assessment and then continually monitoring the condition of the pipe, reducing water loss and finding leaks before a critical incident. Click here to read more about it…

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