California-based cleantech leader, Electro Scan Inc., announced its 14th international patent for its groundbreaking multi-sensor technology that accurately locates & measures water leaks.
While traditional solutions ‘listen’ for a leak or rely on cameras to ‘see’ a leak, Electro Scan’s machine-intelligent probe automatically measures leaks by locating actual cracks & holes that go through the pipe wall, measuring the size of each opening using harmless low voltage electric current.
The Electro Scan technology also evaluates pipe wall thicknesses, particularly in Asbestos Cement (AC) pipes that tend to burst, collapse, or lead to catastrophic failure without warning.
The company’s cloud application reports leak locations in minutes – to the closest centimeter or 3/8th of an inch – and quantifies severity expressed in industry standard Gallons per Minute or Liters per Second.
In water pipes, when pressure drops below acceptable levels, cracks and holes allow groundwater to seep back into potable water systems. Some of that groundwater can carry harmful bacteria that can only be eliminated by boiling the water.