Is it possible to save $100,000 with just a single SmartBall inspection? As it turns out, it is very possible, and indeed occurred in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, where a 15km-long PCCP water pipeline was inspected using SmartBall leak detection technology. The Ividik-T17 line is 2200 mm in diameter feeding Ankara water distribution network with 360,000 m3/day of drinking water.
As a result of the pilot SmartBall inspection, nine leaks with an estimated amount of 100,000 m3/ year were detected, translating into a savings of $100,000 dollars annually in non-revenue water. Ankara Water and Sewerage Administration (ASKI), the owner of the pipeline, has verified all leaks on this line.