ABB takes the lead at Global Water Leakage Summit

2013-02-04 - ABB is again to be the lead sponsor at the 6th Global Water Leakage Summit, to be held at the Thistle Marble Arch, London 12th-13th March.

As a leading supplier of technology for water and wastewater treatment and distribution applications, ABB will take a prominent role at the event, which provides a forum for leakage practitioners and all those in the business of delivering improved efficiency and innovation for their particular water utilities.

“Whilst leakage levels have been falling in the UK, operators still need to utilise the latest technologies and techniques to meet OFWAT’s leakage reduction targets. This can be a hard process when adverse weather conditions, such as we have seen recently, can ruin the best thought out plans,” says Tim Door, Global Product Manager - Water EMF, for ABB’s Measurement Products business. “The Summit gives operators and suppliers a great platform to share ideas and experiences on new advances in leakage reduction innovation and processes.”

Tim Door will be chairing panel discussions throughout the two day event, which will include a focus on best case examples showing how utility operators worldwide are tackling leakage through the application of the latest technologies and techniques.

James Chalmers, ABB’s Water Industry Manager for the UK and Northern Europe, will also be present at the Summit, giving a presentation on how water operators can reduce leakage through more efficient pressure management using variable speed drives.

As well as sponsoring the event, ABB will also be exhibiting its latest flow measurement technology that can be used to accurately pinpoint water leakage. Products on show at ABB’s stands (stands 12 and 13) will include the WaterMaster and AquaMaster 3 flowmeters.

The WaterMaster is ABB’s MCERTified, world class flowmeter for water and wastewater applications. With a wide flow range and unsurpassed accuracy, WaterMaster improves control and quality for applications in water treatment works and now features Profibus communications. A key feature is its revolutionary octagonal internal bore design that reduces sensitivity to flow profile disturbances. This results in outstanding performance in less than ideal installation conditions, allowing the flowmeters to meet the most stringent internal accuracy standards. Its buriable sensor eliminates the need for expensive meter chambers thereby providing a long, productive and maintenance-free asset life.

The AquaMaster 3 provides a total water management solution for revenue generation, district metering, water distribution, customer billing and leakage control. It offers a choice of mains and battery power options, plus an renewable power version which can draw power from either solar or wind-powered energy sources, offering a truly green solution.

Delivering unrivalled accuracy across an extremely wide range, the AquaMaster 3 is ideal for water networks with either high or low flow. By using the AquaMaster 3, operators can pinpoint even the smallest leaks as and when they happen, giving them the opportunity to rectify leaks quickly and easily.

There will also be a Gala Dinner event at the end of the first day of the event. Open to all delegates, the dinner will feature a charity auction on behalf of WaterAid, which works to provide the world's poorest people with safe domestic water and sanitation and education on hygiene.

Now in its sixth occurrence, the Global Water Leakage Summit has established itself as a highly successful platform for raising awareness of water leakage issues. For more information, including how to register, visit the Global Water Leakage Summit web site.

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    ABB's AquaMaster 3 flowmeter will be one of the innovative technologies on display at the Global Water Leakage Summit in London

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