June 20th, 2012
41 delegates came to Chippenham for this workshop, hosted by SCISYS and chaired by Tony Hoyle of ABB Ltd. The opening presentations by Dene Marshallsay (Artesia Consulting) and Dean Russell (Environment Agency) emphasised why leakage is such an important topic, under considerable public scrutiny, and set out the future challenges. An operational perspective was given by Malcolm Roberts of South west Water. We then heard from Matt Lewis of Severn Trent and Ben Crabtree of the Fusion Group on their recent work with ControlPoint and the importance of good training for pipe installation work, before moving on with Tony Hoyle giving insight into leakage management through district metering.
Before lunch Chris Burton and Mark Woods of SCISYS presented a fascinating account of their work on developing technology for use on Mars and its possible application for leak detection. The afternoon focused on an UKWIR report on leak detection technologies (Steve Tooms), trunk main leak detection work by Roger Ironmonger of Primayer and leak correlation techniques by Marc Bracken of Echologics.