Leak Detection from your Desktop

The PermaNet system transmits leak data collected from Permalog+ loggers directly to an office computer wirelessly via network radio or SMS repeater. The effectiveness of Permalog® technology has been proven all around the world – from Las Vegas to Beijing – and in some of the harshest conditions on earth. Easily installed on pipe fittings, the loggers listen for the noise made by water leaking from pipes and, when a potential leak is detected, they enter an alarm state and transmit a radio signal to indicate a “LEAK” condition.

PermaNet from Halma Water Management Detects Leaks and sends the data to your desktop

PermaNet from Halma Water Management Detects Leaks and sends the data to your desktop

Loggers can be quickly deployed and used repeatedly with no disruption to the surrounding area or to the water supply, and the precise location of each logger can be recorded onto detailed GPS mapping software as it is put into the ground. Each is immersion-tested to IP68, enabling continuous operation even in flooded chambers. They are powered by low cost, replaceable batteries and are tough enough to ensure that long-term low leakage levels can be achieved and held easily, with minimum maintenance.

PermaNet can be configured to send an automatic alert whenever one of the loggers reports a potential leak, meaning leakage teams’ speed of response and accuracy of deployment can be maximised. This increased efficiency means that both new and existing leaks can be targeted more quickly; saving more water, and reducing the risk to surrounding infrastructure. A complete network of devices creates a powerful system to supply up-to-date flow data and effective water management. Leak sizes can be determined by matching daily leak alarms with flow data, and problem zones can be brought quickly and effectively under control.

A new development called ALMOS (Acoustic Leak Monitoring Online System) now uses this data, in conjunction with popular online mapping technology, to provide a live, on-screen tracking application for deployed Permalog loggers from any internet-connected PC, without any specialist software. The location and leak status of each logger is displayed directly and accurately on a map of the area, with further information available at the click of a button. Find out more about this and other water management equipment at www.hwm-water.com .

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PermaNet Ends Water Leaks Without Site Visits or Drive-By Patrols

Permanent network delivers regular leak detection reports to office desktop PC

Milford, OH (February 10, 2010) – Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) reduces water lost from leaks while saving time, money and labor with the PermaNet wireless network.  The network allows immediate responses when leaks are detected, while eliminating the need for municipal water utility maintenance crews to perform site visits and drive-by patrols. 

The PermaNet wireless network from FCS saves water, labor and money.

The PermaNet wireless network from FCS saves water, labor and money.

PermaNet works with FCS Permalog leak noise loggers; wireless devices that attach magnetically to pipes and “listen” for noises caused by water leakage.  With the PermaNet network, leak reports generated by Permalogs can be sent directly to a customer’s PC or mobile phone.  Customers can choose to receive monthly, weekly or daily updates.  The system can also be configured to send a leak alert whenever a logger detects a potential leak, enabling a rapid response and minimizing water loss.

PermaNet uses either radio signals or SMS telemetry to transmit reports.  The radio version collects data automatically with radio boosters mounted above ground, which then retransmit to the control data hub.  SMS versions receive signals from Permalogs with a built in radio receiver, and then transmit the information to the monitoring station via SMS.

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New Online Leak Mapping For PermaNet Through Your Web Browser

The PermaNet system from Halma Water Management (HWM) receives data from Permalog+ noise loggers deployed on water pipes to listen for leaks, and transmits this information wirelessly to an office computer. A new development called ALMOS (Acoustic Leak Monitoring Online System) now enables live, onscreen display of PermaNet data tracking from the PermaNet system from any internet-connected PC with using a new graphical interface and the latest digital mapping technology – without the need for any specialist software.

ALMOS is a New Online Leak Mapping Service for PermaNet, provided through any web browser from any internet-connected PC

ALMOS is a New Online Leak Mapping Service for PermaNet, provided through any web browser from any internet-connected PC

Users of the system simply have to visit the website (www.almosleak.com) and log in to see the precise location, condition and noise levels of their deployed Permalog+ loggers. This information can be displayed either in a list form, or overlaid onto a detailed map, terrain or satellite view of the area. Loggers in a non-leak state appear in blue on the map, those transmitting a leak alert are shown in red, and those with anomalous readings display a yellow warning sign. Each logger can be individually highlighted to view more detailed information, including its serial number, noise level, signal strength and acoustic spread. This enables problem areas to be quickly and accurately identified, and offers the potential for in-depth analysis of the leak situation. The list view allows loggers to be sorted by a number of variables, and historical leak data for each one is available at the click of a mouse.

Users can be set up to have different levels of access to data and administrative functions, so several people can view the data simultaneously but only administrators will be able to make changes to it. A demonstration of the system is available at www.almosleak.com, which shows a district of Copenhagen where the system has been used for several months successfully to achieve and maintain a 10% reduction in leakage.

The ALMOS system can be used to view and manage integrated data from several sources, including PermaNet and Automatic Meter Reading Readers (AMR’s) systems, with all data running through an extensive web server-based algorithm analysis post processing function (patent pending). This offers currently unparalleled water management functionality to save time, water and money.

Water suppliers can now monitor 100% of their distribution system confidently and effectively, knowing that the combination of Permalog® technology, PermaNet data communication and ALMOS online data presentation enables them to identify potential leak sites quickly, accurately, conveniently and automatically.

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