Detection Services, Rezatec join hands for Hunter Water's dam in Australia

Detection Services has been engaged by Hunder Water to provide an asset monitoring program to identify hotspots of soil saturations, vegetation growth, terrain movement, moisture levels, and structural movement.

Detection Services, Rezatec join hands for Hunter Water's dam in Australia
Detection Services, Rezatec join hands for Hunter Water's dam in Australia

Detection Services, Rezatec join hands for Hunter Water's dam in Australia

Detection Services has joined hands with Rezatec with an agreement to use the latter’s satellite technology to monitor environmental changes and potential structural at Hunter Water’s Grahamstown Dam in Australia. The dam is Hunter’s largest drinking water storage, which can hold up to 182,000 million liters of water.

Detection Services has been engaged by Hunder Water to provide an asset monitoring program to identify hotspots of soil saturations, vegetation growth, terrain movement, moisture levels, and structural movement. Rezatec’s technology, while using sophisticated analysis of satellite-derived imagery and geospatial data, allows a risk-based approach to assess Grahamstown Dam.

This has helped in delivering a two-year retrospective trend analysis, along with the millimeter precision. This technology helps dam owners and engineers to look at changes and trends over time. This technology also helps in identifying abnormal activity. Geospatial technology plays a very important role in addressing asset repairs, operational and infrastructure issues while working on the capital improvement and sustainability programs providing the right value to Hunter Water.

As per Hunter Water’s Dams Safety Engineer, Daniel Turnbull, “When we found out about Rezatec’s innovative monitoring service via Detection Services we were very excited about the capability to improve how we monitor our assets. Their analytics are very accurate and were able to detect movements associated with historical works that had taken place, that Rezatec had no knowledge of. We are also able to see trends of movement at more frequent intervals than would be practical with traditional survey techniques, all achieved with zero risks to on-site personnel.”

Detection Services and Rezatec help in sharing satellite imagery, geospatial data, and cloud-based analytics to help in assessing their ground-based assets and mission-critical infrastructure. The company is capable to capitalize on the rising demand to provide utilities to prioritize investment in the right place at the right time, encourage the value of their assets and encourage decisions to bring success to their customers’ infrastructure management goals.