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06. October 2015

The City of Montreal is to install over 700 ZONESCAN loggers to fight leakage

GUTERMANN wins the tender after live tests show the system's superiority compared with other acoustic sensor systems

GUTERMANN has received an order to supply 650 to 750 measurement points ZONESCAN ALPHA to the City of Montreal. Montreal is already the second city in Canada after North Vancouver to install ZONESCAN ALHPA to fight leakage. This well prepared public tender saw the rigorous testing of three major manufacturers of leak detection technology. The relevant municipal committee has finally chosen ZONESCAN ALPHA because the competition "did not satisfy the high technical requirements of the tender and their equipment was less accurate than the selected product". (see

Leakage has been one of the major policy issues for MAMROT (Canadian Ministry of Municipal Affairs) until 2016 - the goal is a nation-wide reduction of leakage rates to below 20%. Montreal currently has around 28% leakage. This means that the remaining task of leak reduction is ambitious and only the most effective measures can now be applied.

GUTERMANN and its local distribution and service partner, PGS Detection de fuits Inc., are in the process of delivering the equipment to the city of Montreal and will install the entirety of the system in time for the winter fall. Winter time is usually the time when the most pipe bursts and leaks occur due to harsh temperatures underground. Over the course of the next 3 years, the experienced leakage teams of the City of Montreal, together with the helf of PGS and GUTERMANN experts, will use the precise leak detection and pinpointing capabilities of the system to find and repair leak by leak.