Following completion of a successful initial trial with SES Water in 2018, the new project includes the assessment of 273.8 km (170 miles) of ageing metallic mains. SES Water serves more than 700,000 customers in East Surrey, parts of West Sussex, West Kent and south of London in England.
ePulse technology is a non-invasive acoustic solution that assesses a pipe’s condition and simultaneously detects leaks. It analyzes information about the pipe material, the time frame in which it was installed, the diameter of the pipe and the original wall thickness to estimate the condition and the remaining service life of the pipe.
“We maintain a fundamental belief that correctly targeted mains renewal is the only truly sustainable way to ensure that our network does not deteriorate over time, and we favor tackling the issue of ageing mains today, rather than leaving it for future generations,” says Daniel Woodworth of SES Water. “This window into the condition of our assets will assist us in replacing mains that we need to, increasing our efficiency and ability to deliver our commitment to our customers around resilience and reduced losses, in a sustainable and efficient way.”
The ePulse technology is at the forefront of innovative thinking and non-invasive condition assessment will enable SES Water to evaluate the condition of its mains without causing disruption to customers.
“SES Water is trailblazing in proactive asset management to ensure they make informed decisions about where to focus resources and spending to improve their water distribution network,” says Joe Finn, Echologics sales manager for the United Kingdom & Ireland.
To learn more about Echologics condition assessment and leak detection technologies and solutions, visit echologics.com.