US: Trimble has announced an exclusive relationship with Aquarius Spectrum Ltd. to distribute a branded version of Aquarius Spectrum’s wireless leak detection and monitoring solutions for water utilities throughout the U.S. The collaboration will extend Trimble’s portfolio of smart water management sensors and software solutions to address the growing challenges associated with aging water infrastructure, leakage and non-revenue water (NRW) loss.
Utilities globally are facing increasing pressure to limit NRW loss and reduce costly water main bursts. The innovative wireless leak monitoring and detection solutions allow utilities to proactively monitor their network, be notified when a leak occurs, assess the leak severity as well as accurately locate the site of the leak. As part of the collaboration, Aquarius Spectrum’s solutions will integrate with Trimble Unity, a GIS-centric, cloud and mobile software solution offering a suite of applications and tools to support smart water management. The combination enables utilities to visualize leaks on a map as well as schedule, dispatch and track field repair activities to implement improvements in NRW performance. With this information, utilities can determine asset condition and make informed capital improvement decisions about replacement prioritization.
Trimble will offer the Aquarius Spectrum technology through two new solutions:
- Wireless Leak Monitoring and Detection provides continuous pipeline and leak monitoring using cellular-based leak detection sensors and the Trimble Unity LeakManager cloud software. The solution enables detection and analysis of both small and large magnitude leaks. Repairs can be scheduled based on priority and leak intensity to avoid large water main bursts. These bursts can cause additional water loss, infrastructure and property damage, increased repair costs, and negatively impact customer service, public health and safety.
- Mobile Leak Detection provides a complete mobile leak detection kit with equipment and software for identifying and locating leaks in the field that have been identified by either Trimble Unity LeakManager, customer calls or utility field crews. The LeakLocator kit includes the Trimble Unity LeakLocator cloud and mobile software for empowering leak repair crews with easy-to-use tools to pinpoint leak locations and efficiently plan repair activities. The LeakLocator reduces the complexity of conventional leak locating equipment that requires a high level of expertise and significant setup time.
The wireless leak monitoring and detection, and mobile leak detection solutions extend Trimble’s family of smart water monitoring and management solutions for addressing critical infrastructure and water supply challenges facing the global water market.
“We are excited to partner with Aquarius Spectrum,” said Marcus McCarthy, general manager of Trimble’s Water Division. “This is an advanced leak detection solution with proprietary technology that adds important capability to our family of smart water solutions for water utilities. We can now enable utilities to discover and address leaks in the early stages so that steps can be taken to mitigate non-revenue water loss and prevent costly, potentially dangerous pipe bursts.”