Pipetech International developed the system to address the need for pipeline operators to detect and record transient pressure events occurring in water, wastewater and petroleum pipelines.

The system, which was introduced in 2005, employs a patented system of dynamic pressure transducers and digital technology to monitor pipelines for indefinite periods of time. When a transient such as a pressure surge, pressure spike or water hammer event is detected, the system activates a high speed data recorder to record the event 100x/second.

With this Blacoh SurgeWave transient monitoring system installed designers, engineers, manufacturers and operators can assess pipeline performance during transient events to include at least pressure, flow, level and pump speed.

The system is a strategic addition to Blacoh Surge Control, which provides custom analysis and engineered solutions for surge control using surge vessels and control valves.
“This technology enables us to leverage our expertise and provide, through proof-of-design, the most comprehensive and efficient solutions for water hammer and transient events occurring in pipelines around the world,” said Blacoh president Andrew Yeghnazar.
While the primary focus for transient analysis is currently in the water/wastewater, mining and petrochemical sectors, Blacoh will be teaming with Pipetech International to develop additional capabilities for expansion into new markets.