WINT Water Intelligence, a water management and leak prevention solutions company for construction, commercial and industrial applications, has developed technology that detects and prevents leaks and other issues in chilled water systems and pipes. The solution reportedly prevents water damage by detecting issues, automatically shutting off water flows and isolating impacted areas.

Damage from water leaks in buildings is a significant source of damage to facilities. Large buildings use chilled water systems to cool the facility and ensure that occupants are comfortable. These systems consist of considerable pipe networks filled with water flowing throughout the building. Water is pumped at many thousands of gallons per hour so when a pipe breaks, water accumulates quickly, causing massive damage within a very short timeframe.

WINT, a leader in cutting-edge water management and leak prevention technology, has developed a solution specifically designed to detect leaks and other issues in chilled water HVAC systems. Source: WINTWINT, a leader in cutting-edge water management and leak prevention technology, has developed a solution specifically designed to detect leaks and other issues in chilled water HVAC systems. Source: WINT

WINT uses advanced artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and signal processing technologies for precise detection. The technology detects drip-level leaks in chilled water pipes, allowing staff to perform maintenance before becoming a larger problem. In the event that pipes burst, the system shuts the water off, thereby isolating the impacted area.

WINT's devices are located on chilled pipes in locations throughout a facility. They use AI technology designed for chiller systems in conjunction with cloud-based computing and a mobile app that alerts staff and enables remote control and valve shut-off.

Each WINT device includes a flow meter, a processor that analyzes water flow in real time, a communication device and an optional automatic shut-off valve. Water Intelligence devices learn a building's water flow pattern using machine learning technology so they can detect small leaks before they become problems.

"A leak or burst chiller pipe is the stuff of nightmares for facility and operations managers," says Yaron Dycian, WINT's chief product and strategy officer. "Water gushes out at very fast rates and accumulates rapidly. It then flows down the building and causes massive damage in its path. Physical damages can easily reach millions of dollars, let alone the business disruption and the time to bring the facility back to order."

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