JD7 Ltd, a supplier of proprietary leak detection and pipeline assessment technologies announced an exclusive agreement with Wachs Water Services (WWS), a service provider to water utilities in North America. JD7 recently launched a product that provides accurate high quality pipeline condition assessments without taking the lines out of service. Working through fire hydrants, JD7’s Investigator provides high-def images of the insides of pipelines, identifying tuberculation, features, liner condition, laterals and more while simultaneously detecting leaks in the line.
“The Investigator will revolutionize the condition assessment and management of operational assets,” said Cliff Wilson, president of Wachs Water Services. “It is the perfect complement to Wachs’ other services, which focus on the management of valves and operational intelligence—helping utilities effectively run their distribution systems.”
JD7 also will offer another solution to WWS : the LDS1000, a leak detection system used on existing transmission lines. It provides a high-def image up to 1000m from the point of entry into a pipeline without interrupting service. “The LDS1000 knows exactly where the leaks are and at the same time allows us to assess the condition of the pipeline in terms of tuberculation, liner condition and lateral or valve placement,” Cliff Wilson said, adding that the LDS1000 is more cost-effective than current methods available in the industry.
Managing Director of JD7 Stuart Hamilton quoted “This is an excellent partnership and one that will grow throughout the America’s region during the future years”