iSM Asset Condition Monitoring Live Demonstration: Week 1

January 16, 2018


The Atlantis Hydrotec® iSM live demonstration in Barcelona is now in its second week.


The first week proved extremely successful with some 35 individuals representing water companies and associated businesses from throughout Europe attend the live demonstration in Vic, Barcelona.


The Network


The water network is owned and maintained by Aigues de Vic, who currently have in excess of 90kms of the Atlantis Hydrotec® solution installed within their network.


For the purposes of this demonstration, an iSM Analyser unit has been connected to a 17km segment of the trunk network (it is capable of monitoring up to 40km).


At various locations along the 17km trunk there are a number of simulated leaks of various sizes to demonstrate how the iSM system provides real-time alerts and location of any leaks, to an accuracy of just a few metres.


There is also a demonstration of the TPI capabilities of the iSM solution, which is located around the perimeter of a local water storage facility.




More to follow


Following the tremendous success of this recent demonstration, plans are now in place for a second demonstration in Barcelona or the UK, as well as our planned demonstration in America; further details to follow.


Atlantis Hydrotec® iSM Overview

Integrated Smart Monitoring (iSM™) is a technology application that can be overlaid onto an Atlantis Hydrotec® installation of fibre optic cable within a water pipeline to add significant value and benefit to water companies and owners of pipelines.

Atlantis Hydrotec® from CRALEY Group allows the highly cost-effective deployment of fibre optics using a patented ‘pipe-in-a-pipe’ technology which utilises existing water mains infrastructure to act as a conduit for the ultimate deployment of fibre optic communication cables.

iSM™ uses just a single fibre strand from within the Atlantis Hydrotec® installed fibre bundle to act as an extremely sensitive real-time activity monitor within the pipeline. This sensor has the ability to identify specific events, such as a leak, along the pipe infrastructure and identify the location of the event to within a few metres.

The data is captured and monitored via an iSM™ Analyser Unit, which cam monitor up to 40km of pipeline. Multiple analyser units can be networked to allow the monitoring of 1,000s of kilometres of pipes from a single location, allowing rapid and pro-active engineering response to repair the leak before it turns into a major event or serious burst.

Additionally, iSM™ can be used for Third Party Intruder (TPI) detection for perimeter and road security of key asset locations and man holes, identifying unauthorised digging activity, to achieve very accurate pipe locating for GIS plotting and leak site identification, and much more.



Key Features

iSM™ uses just one fibre from a cable to enable leak detection, pipeline condition monitoring and intruder security to deliver rapid and highly accurate information on pipe integrity and intruder threat detection. The technology combines the capture and analytic capabilities of a primary Analyser unit with advanced software algorithms to process the collected data to deliver:

  • Highly accurate location of leak events in real-time

  • Rapid identification and alerts – for the economic protection of thousands of kilometres of pipeline

  • Ensuring repairs can be facilitated before a situation becomes critical

  • Dramatic cost savings for repairs, and improvements in service continuity to customers

  • Asset intrusion detection

  • Accurate in-ground pipe location


More information can be found on our iSM page here






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