Mueller Water Products, Inc., will showcase a “smarter” hydrant at ACE this week in Las Vegas. The new hydrant not only provides life-saving fire protection but monitors pressure and detects leaks in the water distribution system, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Jones® J-4038 and J-3038 wet barrel fire hydrants can be equipped with a Hydro-Guard® pressure monitoring sensor installed in the dome top and an Echologics® distribution leak detection (DX) node as the nozzle cap.
The Hydro-Guard sensor monitors system pressure and can alert personnel via cellular communications if a spike occurs within minutes. Data is logged for analysis and can be stored up to two years on a secure web server. The Echologics node uses proprietary acoustic sensors to find leaks on a variety of pipe materials and water distribution mains. The node is pre-assembled and consist of an acoustic sensor, analysis software, network hardware, batteries and an antenna.
The smarter hydrant enables utilities to use existing hydrant assets as a hub for communication and technology deployment. Not only can the new Jones hydrants be purchased with these “smarter” features, but any existing wet barrel fire hydrant with a dome top can be converted to detect pressure and leaks in the distribution system. For more information, stop by AWWA ACE18 booth #17017 or contact your Mueller sales representative.
About Mueller Water Products
Mueller Water Products Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, metering products and systems, leak detection and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®.
For more information, visit www.muellerwaterproducts.com.
SOURCE: Mueller Water Products