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How Aquanuity and t4 Spatial Partnering Enables Water/Wastewater Utilities to Better Harness Pipeline Inspection Data

Aquanuity, Inc. (“Aquanuity”) and t4 Spatial LLC (“t4”), a leader in cloud-based storage and integrations for infrastructure inspection data, are now partnering to provide seamless Data Source access from t4 Vault™ to Aquanuity’s AquaTwin Asset.  Using instant t4 Vault access to cloud-stored CCTV and other inspection data, AquaTwin customers perform comprehensive condition assessments, including defect cataloging, as they better determine an asset’s remaining useful life (RUL). Pipeline management can be more proactive with infrastructure renewal and replacement plans prioritized based on RUL.  “t4 Vault has always been about offering customers quick, easy ways to bring their data from or to the solutions they choose. t4’s cloud storage and organization empower sewerage system operators, engineers, and field teams to select from best-in-class asset modeling and management without restriction to a particular vertical stack.” Michael Thompson, Executive Vice President at t4 Spatial, said. “Now, they can leverage the power of AquaTwin Asset to sharpen decision-making and maximize available resources. Maintaining a system’s RUL demands dependable, sole-source-of-truth data access to feed the analytics and modeling solutions managers choose.  Best practice may inform a choice other than the latest release from an incumbent vendor. t4 Vault data access enables flexibility. Indeed, AquaTwin Asset can be an informed and wise choice for many.” Michael said.  “Using t4 Vault as their Data Source, our customers get secure, easy-to-organize, cloud-based storage with high-speed CCTV retrieval and sharing. Water and wastewater utilities’ pipeline inspection data becomes more valuable with t4 Vault,” said Erick Heath, Aquanuity Sales Director. “AquaTwin Asset can now directly import this critical data to help utilities build holistic asset management programs,” he said.

Aquanuity’s AquaTwin Asset Pro and AquaTwin DCI software now seamlessly interface with t4 Vault

AquaTwin Asset Pro: A comprehensive ArcGIS Pro-centric 64-bit feature-packed water infrastructure capital planning and asset management software, AquaTwin Asset Pro significantly strengthens risk management of sewer systems with the latest EPA SWMM5 simulation capabilities, fully integrating sewer infrastructure capacity analysis results into risk/criticality assessment. This tight integration of cutting-edge hydraulic, hydrologic and water quality simulation capabilities with risk analysis is vital for accurately identifying capacity/overflow/flood risk areas and at-risk pipelines, prioritizing flood prevention and mitigation efforts, and consistently developing optimized ones for R&R improvement solutions. It lets utilities automate inspection work, measure asset performance, evaluate capacity shortfalls under population growth and climate variability, pinpoint assets at highest risk considering both likelihood and consequence of failure, identify root causes and patterns, and prioritize repair and replacement activities. It also enables them to prolong operational RUL and increase the values of aging assets. Rationally predicting future asset performance optimizes capital budget planning and business continuity resilience.

AquaTwin DCI (Digital Condition Inspection): Software quickly reviews CCTV videos and automatically finds defects and quantifies their severity (i.e., estimates length, area, and depth); automatically codes, scores, catalogs and annotates the defects; and automatically grades the pipes based on NASCCO 7 standards. Applicable to any pipe material; no manual review, training data, field equipment, or past images are needed.

Users automatically find, quantify and prioritize faults, including deformation, infiltration, roots, and surface damage sewer defects and monitor deterioration over time to determine where intervention is needed the most and to optimize and prioritize rehabilitation and replacement decisions. It lets them validate coding, pinpoint potential coding errors, find red flags or missed codes, recognize problems sooner and evaluate inspection data faster more accurately and, prevent sewer main breaks, overflows, sinkholes, property damages, and other emergencies to keep their sewer infrastructure operating efficiently well into the future.

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