New developments in water monitoring

topic|21 Sep 2020
Dashboard With Cumulative Values

New developments in water monitoring

Hevasure’s ground-breaking water monitoring technology has been further enhanced in order to show the real-time corrosion rate of carbon steel as well as the total (cumulative) loss over a given time frame. Other critical data such as dissolved oxygen levels can now also be viewed as either an instantaneous or cumulative value.

These new modes of data collection have been designed to give Facilities Managers and building owners a better insight into corrosion issues of their important infrastructure, while avoiding knee-jerk reactions to ‘normal’ fluctuations in monitored parameters.

Easier to understand results

By expressing corrosion rates of steel in mm per year as well as showing total metal loss in mm, end users have a much more meaningful way of understanding the effect of corrosion on their systems. As usual, all Hevasure results are available to view in real-time, but prior to this development, the long term effects of corrosion were hard to quantify. Hevasure clients have access to a service desk for all queries; this new way of demonstrating corrosion rates will reduce the need for additional support when it comes to interpreting results.

Cumulative vs snapshot results

By having a picture of system condition over time, maintenance and dosing can become more effective and planned, based on actual need rather than a reaction to an alarm.

Hevasure works by tracking a range of parameters, including dissolved oxygen (DO), pressure, corrosion rates, inhibitor levels, temperature, make-up water flow and pH – all indicators of the health of a system. Prior to these new developments, an alarm was issued if any of these parameters exceeded pre-set levels –common during routine activities and pre-commission cleaning, and not necessarily something to worry about. Now, the Hevasure system can determine the cumulative value of certain parameters, such as oxygen and steel corrosion, between certain dates, saving money and time on interventions that are not always necessary.

Steve Munn, MD for Hevasure said: “We are excited about these new data capture methods in the Hevasure system; easier to understand results and the introduction of cumulative data measuring, makes the monitoring technology even more effective and user friendly.

“This functionality is particularly powerful during pre-commission cleaning (PCC), where the state of the system at hand-over can really only be understood by considering the cumulative effects over time.”

Contributing to healthier, more reliable water systems that are more energy efficient and cost less to maintain, these new developments are the next chapter in a product that is changing the face of how water systems are monitored and managed.

About Hevasure

Hevasure has been at the forefront of corrosion monitoring of closed water systems (LTHW and CHW) since its inception in 2014. Live data on critical parameters influencing corrosion are viewed remotely on laptops and mobile devices via the Hevasure dashboard, giving building owners and FM companies a clear indication of issues or re-assurance that all is well.

Hevasure’s monitoring system works by tracking a range of parameters, including dissolved oxygen (DO), pressure, corrosion rates, inhibitor levels, temperature and pH – all indicators of the health of a system. Monitoring is in real-time, providing a much clearer and instantaneous picture of system condition compared with sampling.