A mix of information

In a perfect world, a utility should be the first to know about the events on its water network.

Network failures are commonplace across aging pipeline infrastructure, with increasingly reduced resources against challenging operational budgets, climate change, and population growth.

The lack of integrated sensors across the utility infrastructure, together with automation silos and legacy systems, means that utilities often have to view many systems to try and piece together an understanding of the events that occur out on the network.

How can Syrinix help?

With installed monitoring devices delivering data in the form of customised alerts, valuable network information such as a break or any unknown asset anomaly - is delivered with confidence, when it happens.

This map shows the transmission loop with markers representing where PIPEMINDER-S devices were deployed.
Cobb County Marietta Water Authority deployed PIPEMINDER devices to monitor their complete ring-main

Technology working together

PIPEMINDER monitors work together to automatically locate and immediately alert any large burst or pressure event when they occur.

With comprehensive remote monitoring, utilities can access all the information they need, and with RADAR, our cloud-based platform, this data, and analysis are accessible from anywhere, even from home.

With time to find the failures optimised due to automated burst detection, the workforce is kept out of the field unless a significant event leads to necessary repairs on an asset.

PIPEMINDER can also be connected to pulse output flow meters and water quality sensors in the field.

Alerts can be notified in real-time of thresholds being breached, for example, pressure and flow events, conductivity, chlorine, and turbidity levels.

PIPEMINDER-ONE and battery in a chamber
PIPEMINDER-ONE in situ in a chamber

Third-party data imports

A public API also facilitates the integration of 3rd party data to RADAR so that data from other sensors can be added.

This enables visualisation of the data on one graph, all together in one place for analysis.

Read more about third-party data imports.

graph showing a third party data input
Data feeds all in one graph

Monitoring allows for a more targeted response

At Evides Waterbedrijf, The Netherlands, following the deployment of PIPEMINDER sensors within a district metered area (DMA), bursts of varying flow rates were simulated at multiple hydrant locations.

A pressure wave from a burst travelled around the DMA and was detected by multiple PIPEMINDER devices which are time-synchronized (to within +/- 50 milliseconds) and transfer high sample rate data over the cellular network to RADAR, Syrinix’s cloud-based platform.


Triangulation heightens result accuracy

Collectively, the devices utilise the onset of the pressure waves and RADAR runs an automatic triangulation algorithm to calculate the location of the burst.

All this can happen in a five-minute timespan. The customer is alerted and knows immediately where to send field crews.

Read more about RADAR's Triangulation tool and the extended Evides case study and Talk to Us about how a Network monitoring and analysis programme would enhance your utility operations

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