The Zonescan ALPHA water leak monitoring system consists of correlating loggers and communication modules to wirelessly transmit leak noise data from the logger deployed in the underground valve or hydrant chamber back to the host pc. With a continuous daily stream of leak noise data automatically transmitted to the host, leak positions are automatically calculated and notifications sent. Districts where the leakage levels rise quickly after a leakage survey and repair process, known as areas with a high rate of rise provide the best results for a water leak monitoring system. The ZoneScan ALPHA water leak monitoring system is already assisting over fifty utilities around the world keep their leakage rates and leak run time to record lows. Many utilities that started with small water leak monitoring system trials have extended this system. The ALPHA modules are fitted with 3G modems suitable for the Australian network.

Features and benefits

Self-learning The ZoneScan ALPHA software is designed to become more effective over time. You gain a vast database of historical leak and noise data and can add specific site observations such as noises (eg, from reducers, electrical sub-stations, pumps and PRVs), real sound files and pipe properties (age, material etc.) to create a powerful and self-learning asset management tool. Over time, you will gain total control over your distribution network. An event ticketing module helps you manage any problem resolution efficiently.

Attractive and versatile user interface: All existing pipe network information, the location of each smart sensor and all leak indications are displayed on a Google Maps interface. Each sensor can be investigated individually or cross-correlated with any other sensor. Special screens enable the operator to perform advanced filtering and spectral analysis, and a special “Leak Score” provides advice and certainty on any possible leak situation. A pipe-wizard helps you adjust your network information for any inaccuracies in your imported GIS data.

Full transparency of the system: A special “Maintenance Screen” provides a complete overview of the entire ZoneScan network. For each individual system component the operator can retrieve such information as the power level, temperature and noise level data, firmware version, and date of most recent communication. The system generates an automatic warning if there is a problem with any of the sensors or repeaters: low battery level, out-dated firm ware, stolen or displaced logger, defective sensor or antenna, or extreme temperatures.

Modularity of the ZoneScan platform: Your ZoneScan water leak monitoring system installation can be tailored to your specific needs, size and available infrastructure. You can cover an area of 20 to several thousand measurement points. You can use your existing AMI or urban Wi-Fi network for data transmission. You can choose to store and display your network data with our software on your computers or to access it online with a browser on our secure ZoneScan NET servers.