May 5, 2021

IST AG’s leakage detection module prevents structural damage

Drip…. drip.. drip… a dripping tap that loses 20 drops per minute not only drives you up the walls, but also wastes around 5,000 liters a year. With that much water, you could fill a conventional bathtub 33 times.

Badly sealed plumbing or old and rusty pipes can cause severe damage to a building. Undetected leaks from rusted pipes can gradually result in rotting walls, ceilings, or floors. The humid environment results in dangerous mildew requiring laborious and costly renovations.

 Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG’s leakage detection Flow OOL-module is equipped with a highly sensitive flow sensor component, which can detect the smallest liquid flow quantities with an accuracy of <3% F.S. and a repeatability of < 0.3 % F.S. (value for DI-H2O in temperature range of +5 to +50°C) in a response time of 500 ms.

The module is installed at the entrance of the house or per floor in an apartment building. The Flow OOL module sends a signal to the surveillance device immediately upon detecting even the smallest leakage, thereby enabling the proprietor to identify the cause of the leakage.

IST AG’s Flow OOL module has a high chemical resistance and is also suitable for aggressive fluids. It is used in process control, water flow meters, process control or in leak detection, has an excellent repeatability, a high accuracy between 0 and 20kg/h and is temperature compensated.

It has a digital I2C interface and is calibrated to a flow signal in kg/h, electrical power of heater in mW (not linearized signal), temperature of media and internal electronic in °C.  For more information contact us or visit: