Actionable insights on pipeline leaks and deficiencies in one easy data layer
ASTERRA MasterPlan uses a patented algorithm that was developed over five years from thousands of verified leak points within hundreds of satellite passes. By adding a deployable pipe deficiency data layer to your asset management plan, MasterPlan provides a valuable level of refinement to pipe replacement planning models or water system master plans. The system is compatible with all GIS mapping software and GIS-based asset planning model tools and easily integrates with attribute data such as pipe age, material, and work orders from surfacing leaks.
MasterPlan gives utilities and engineering teams unique data-based insights into their pipes’ actual condition over a far wider area than other technologies can offer. The algorithm scores pipe segments exhibiting non-surfacing leaks and analyzes leak clusters with data from multiple satellite scans. The data is combined into a single GIS output, scoring pipes on a 1 – 5 scale, from a low level of deficiency observed to high levels of deficiency. Priorities and plans can be established accordingly.
The unique insights that MasterPlan provides are not available elsewhere. We provide an actual measurement of non-surfacing pipeline leaks — not a predictive analysis. The pipes’ size and composition are immaterial. Because data is collected via satellite, the system is completely non-invasive and has a 1,300 sq-mile coverage area (3,500 sq km) with the ability to analyze the most expansive systems with unmatched speed and efficiency.
As underground pipe systems age, the decay and water loss can stay hidden for years and then present disastrously. With MasterPlan, water industry managers can get a visual, data-driven pipe deficiency data layer of the entire system without breaking any ground. They can develop long-term replacement plans aided by an unprecedented level of infrastructure intelligence and act on problems before they become disasters.
Aging and leaking wastewater pipes are a worldwide problem for both the wastewater industry and its communities. Wastewater contains toxins, pathogens, and other pollutants that leaking pipes can inject unseen into the underground environment, including aquifers. There can also be sizable fines, consent decrees, and other legal consequences.
MasterPlan is available as a stand-alone service or as an add-on to ASTERRA’s Recover leak detection and infrastructure analysis product. MasterPlan provides customers with a synopsis of pipe deficiency information in a fast, affordable, efficient manner. We help customers improve operational efficiency and optimize budgets with infrastructure intelligence that facilitates proactive pipe and planning.