Emicool introduces real-time leak detection system with DTS technology

Emicool Plant

Emirates District Cooling Company (EMICOOL) and Actis has become the first district cooling service provider to use a real-time leak detection system using the distributed temperature sensing (DTS) technology

 The innovative leak detection system has helped reduce chilled water network losses by almost 70% as compared to previous years.

As part of the Chilled Water Network Leak Detection Project, Emicool, with European technology provider, Fast GmbH, is enabling early alerts of the underground leaks, reducing water loss. It has been identified as a unique concept compared to all existing leak detection concepts like flow meter, pressure etc. The early detection of the water loss improves the plant’s operational efficiency by reducing additional chilled water required to overcome the network leaks.

“It is indeed a strategic business decision to be the early adopters of the chilled water leak detection system technology. Complementing and supporting the chilled water storage is our largest penetration of thermal energy storage towers and around 70% of our plants are equipped with these storage facilities, serving as an ideal option to save energy,” said Adib Moubadder, CEO at Emicool.

The chilled water pipe network will be implemented and expanded in phases across all Emicool facilities.

Recently, Emicool won two awards at the International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference 2022 -- The District Energy Space 2021- Bronze for Total Building Area Committed (Beyond North America) and 2022 IDEA Innovation Award honorable mention for Chilled Water Network Leak Detection Project.

Emicool has strategic plans to transform buildings from conventional air-conditioning to district cooling. It is conferred with ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) global certifications for quality, energy, and environmental management systems and is also the first district cooling company in the MENA region with the Global Conformity (GC) mark as a certified green company.

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