Water utilities own, operate, and maintain immense numbers of infrastructure. In the UK alone, there are:
These assets, essential to life as we know it, are all susceptible to the effects of ground movement.
But, all of these assets can benefit from InSAR technology.
Let us ensure you stay informed of ground behaviour over any water asset! Whether it's an expansive pipe network over an entire country, or a specific area of a reservoir, our InSAR technology can convert both current and historic satellite imagery into insightful datasets.
When you know which of your assets are experiencing ground movement, you're better equipped to minimise the risk of any detrimental effects.
Dams have been constructed for the past 5000 years and remain one of the most critical components of our water infrastructure to this day. So, regular inspection is a must, allowing any sign of structural deterioration to be identified and rectified before a bigger problem forms! Measuring rates of movement as minimal as a single millimetre per year, our InSAR technology has been applied across numerous dams and embankments to aid identification of new or ongoing issues.
Pressure surges, extreme heat or cold - there are many reasons a pipe could burst, and ground movement is one factor that contributes to failure. By combining our ground movement data into risk models and running machine learning algorithms, we've increased the ability to predict bursts by as much as 46%.
Our bespoke processing means ground movement over entire networks is easily accessible and up-to-date to form a vital piece of information for pipefailure risk modelling. This data can be integrated into strategic risk modelling or operational workflows for long term strategic and short-term operational decision making.
On the left we see a specific ground movement map that shows pipes coloured by the value of an SRISK analysis metric. Red diamonds show recorded leaks/bursts. Areas of highest risk for this risk metric are highlighted in red, orange indicates moderate risk, green indicates lowest risk. The map shows a correlation between bursts and higher values of the SRISK score.