Monitoring the health of underground infrastructure from Space in the UK
Identifying where leaks in underground pipelines occur is a vital and expensive task. Satellite radar technology can give a good predictive indicator for where this may be occurring by measuring where the ground is subsiding around the pipelines.
Although this technology is functional and the data is widely available, understanding and processing radar data requires specialized training and knowledge. To solve this issue, Planetek Italia built a Hexagon Smart M.App®: powered by the Rheticus® monitoring services, Network Alert automates the complicated processing, performs wide area monitoring, and delivers an automated information service to municipal bodies, helping them pinpoint where leaks are most likely and prioritize their response teams.
Available on the M.App store of Hexagon Geospatial, Rheticus® Network Alert is designed for organizations and professionals working in utilities network, engineering and network operations, to get accurate information about infrastructures stability. Every month, the results of the satellite data processing are automatically cross-checked with the network graph to update the information about the areas with subsidence. The utility can then prioritize which inspections to perform to prevent structural problems and optimize resources.
Planetek Italia will showcase Rheticus® monitoring services and Network Alert in the UK on Tuesday 12 December at the Sterling Geo conference 2017, in Leicestershire.