New product combines acoustic leak detection with AMR data collection
Halma Water Management’s Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) and Datamatic Ltd. have partnered to provide an innovative wireless leak detection system to customers in the United States and international water utilities markets. By combining FCS’s Permalog™ leak noise sensors and Datamatic’s FIREFLY, the new system allows utilities to check their entire distribution system for leaks simultaneously with meter reading.
Deployed throughout the distribution system, Permalogs attach magnetically to valves and use advanced algorithms to discern the acoustic signature of leaks from background noise. Leak noise data is collected by the ROADRUNNER Mobile or handheld that is simultaneously performing normal Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) operations. A Digital Leak Noise Correlator can then be used to pinpoint the leak’s location. Armed with this precise location information, repair crews can quickly find and repair leaks.
Established in 1978, FCS is the North American industry leader in water leak detection technology. For more than 25 years, Datamatic has provided advanced meter reading and field data collection solutions to the water, gas and electric utilities. By integrating technologies, the companies now provide added value to water utilities, reducing operational costs in terms of data collection and leak localization.
FCS President Rob Fish said, “Fluid Conservation Systems constantly evaluate ways to maximize the effectiveness of our products for our customers. The partnership with Datamatic’s data collection systems will allow us to provide an enhanced operational solution to the water utility.”
Datamatic Business Development Manager Rich Sanders noted, “A single eight-gallon-per-minute leak will waste more than four million gallons of water in a year. Small leaks that stay hidden eventually become big leaks, causing main breaks, sinkholes, flooding and serious service disruptions. This new system will allow communities to quickly identify and fix leaks, conserving valuable resources.”
The integrated Datamatic/FCS leak detection solution is now available only from Datamatic and its authorized distributors. For further information, contact a local distributor or Datamatic at (800) 880-2878.
About FCS Inc.
FCS (www.fluidconservation.com), a division of Halma Water Management, is the North American industry leader in water leak detection technology. FCS was the first organization to patent leak correlation technology, and today their products are installed with over 1000 utilities throughout the United States. For additional information, contact National Sales Director Lou Rossetti at (800) 531-5465 or email@example.com.
About Datamatic, Ltd.
Datamatic (www.datamatic.com) provides flexible data collection solutions to utilities worldwide. The company’s innovative ideas virtually created an industry when it installed the first electronic meter reading system in 1980. For more than a quarter of a century, Datamatic has been an innovation leader in the design, implementation and support of advanced data collection solutions for water, gas and electric utilities.