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Zonescan Alpha. Permanent network monitoring


Zonescan Alpha. Permanent network monitoring

Permanent (or fixed) network monitoring means deploying sensors (loggers) permanently everywhere in your water distribution network that continuously collect information about the pipe network and automatically send leak alarms to your control center for actioning. The systems can be standalone with radio transmission (see Zonescan Alpha below) or integrated in existing transmission infrastructure such as AMI or AMR networks (see STAR Zonescan below).

The following criteria are important for any permanent network monitoring system to de effective

  • It has to be able to send the data from the sensors in the field directly to the control center ie. without the need for a drive-by data collection or the data download in the office.
  • The system has to transmit enough data to the control room to eliminate non-leak noises (spectral analysis) and to pinpoint the exact location of the leak (correlation technique). Simple noise logging is ineffective.
  • The battery life of the sensors has to be long enough (at least 5 years) in order to avoid frequent manpower-intensive and expensive battery changes and system redeployment exercises.

Zonescan Alpha (based on Gutermann's Zonescan 820 correlating radio logger platform) is the revolution in intelligent water loss managent technologies. It is the only independent truly unmanned fixed network monitoring system that allows you to correlate, exclude false positives, pinpoint leaks, retrieve historical data, listen to leak sound remotely, all from the comfort of your office. No more undetected leaks. No more uncontrolled leak run-times. No more "dry holes" due to non-leak noise sources in the pipes.

More and more smart cities install ZoneScan Alpha as their all-in-one intelligent water loss management system to permanently and sustainably reduce Non-Revenue Water. Once installed, the system will automatically notify you of every leak in the monitored pipe network and at the same time give you exact locations of every leak. The software will then assist you in managing the validation and repair works, and keep track of all historical events to provide you with an optimal asset management tool for your utility.


  • Fully automatic and unmanned: The installation of the system is performed or supervised by GUTERMANN in order to ensure optimal coverage of the targeted pipe network and reliable communication. No further human field intervention is necessary for accurate leak detection, as leaks will be automatically identified and pinpointed. The leakage manager is notified within on or just a few days of their occurrence. Thanks to advanced spectrum analysis non-leak noises and other interferences are automatically excluded.

  • Engineered to perfection: The ZoneScan ALPHA technology is the result of years of rigorous hardware and software engineering. Combined with GUTERMANN's unmatched expertise in communication and correlation technique, and the use of and high-end materials as well as in-house designed and manufactured key components (such as the radio module), this product is second to none in the world. Our smart sensors are designed to withstand temperatures of -20°C to +80°C and the battery life is tested to last for at least 5 years before it needs to be replaced.

  • The advantages of a fixed network: Apart from the obvious advantage in reduction of manpower required to perform leakage surveys and correlations, a fixed network installation also provides more accurate results thanks to the elimination of deployment mistakes and a greater amount of data available over time. This way, you will identify and pinpoint even smaller and more difficult leaks. Early identification and repair of leaks reduces the leak run-time and avoids larger and more dangerous pipe breakages. It reduces your water loss sustainably!

  • Modularity of the ZoneScan platform: Your ZoneScan 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.

  • Self-learning system: 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 (e.g. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boost your image: Installing the unique ZoneScan Alpha fixed network monitoring technology will help you reduce the non-revenue water significantly, sustainably and help you anticipate larger pipe breakages that can cause significant damage. You will also be regarded as a modern, efficiently-run and environmentally conscious organization that strives to have the best possible solution in the market for Intelligent Water Loss Management.

System configuration

Depending on the size of the monitored area and the specific environment, the required number of these units will be different:

  • Correlating ZoneScan 820 loggers;
  • Radio repeaters;
  • Communication links;
  • "Alpha" units.



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