FIDO Cloud Correlation
Right-first-time water leak location avoids dry digs, cuts run-time and reduces water loss faster.
Traditional correlation uses edge devices. This specialist on-site hardware needs trained operators and regular re-calibration. It can be costly and time-consuming.
With FIDO Cloud Correlation you use the same FIDO Bugs you use in all your water leak detection. All the hard work is done by FIDO AI in the cloud.
Locates leaks exactly in any pipe material, or even pipes made of multiple materials.
Cloud Correlation: See it live in action
Cloud vs edge
Locating water leaks using the cloud has several advantages over doing it with traditional edge devices.
First, you have access to far more computing power. Second, FIDO AI’s algorithms and mathematical modelling means it does a lot of the filtering itself, so there’s less need for human input. Integrate your GIS for even less manual input.
FIDO Cloud Correlation is incredibly simple to use without the need for special training or ongoing hardware calibration.
Data is never lost. FIDO stores it permanently in the cloud .
The tech behind the technique
Any correlation needs good data samples recorded at precisely the same moment. Pipe sounds travel at around a metre every millisecond. So, if you’re more than a millisecond out you’ll be too far away to dig reliably.
The in-built quartz crystal clock in every FIDO Bug is accurate to 10 parts per million and super easy to synchronise. You just tap any two Bugs together.
Then, simply drop each Bug onto any accessible network or customer side asset either side of a leak. Results come back to your FIDO mobile app within seconds of data being uploaded to FIDO AI.
FIDO Bugs are supplied as part of a FIDO Sweep subscription.
“The power of Cloud Correlation will help us become more efficient on site and drive leakage down.”Paul Parr, Leakage Technical Manager, United Utilities
Does Cloud Correlation work with any acoustic logger hardware?
Not all acoustic loggers provide the granular data and time synchronicity we need for accurate correlation in the cloud. Currently only FIDO Bugs have the functionality we need.
What materials can FIDO Cloud Correlation be used with?
FIDO Cloud Correlation is not material specific. It works with all water pipe materials commonly in use, including plastic.
Do I need a special phone to use FIDO Cloud Correlation?
No. Any basic modern smartphone which is equipped with Bluetooth will work as all the heavy processing is done in the FIDO Cloud. All you need is to download the FIDO app for Android or iOS.