Water Flow Monitoring / Flow Based Leak Detection
Water flow monitoring or flow based water leak detection and automatic shut-off systems work by monitoring both the volume and amount of time water is moving through pipes. They use a water flow sensor or flow meter to compare water volumes against set thresholds. When abnormal flow is detected, usually due to a burst or faulty pipe, the valve automatically closes, shutting off the water and therefore minimising the extent of the damage. Systems also trigger an alarm or notification to alert users or a central Building Management System to the issue. Our water flow monitoring systems meet the ‘Escape of Water’ requirements of the policy clauses of many insurance providers. Our automatic water flow monitoring and shut-off systems can be viewed below.