Aganova launched its star project in this very publication: the Nautilus system, designed for the detection of leaks and anomalies in large-diameter water pipes. The system is based on the insertion of a sphere into the pipeline to detect anomalies. Leaks of just 0.04 l/s have been detected by the system and it has demonstrated its capacity to inspect 10 km of pipeline in just 5 hours.
Great interest is being shown in the Aganova Nautilus system due to the benefits it brings to both clients and the environment. Nautilus is a technology that is considerably reducing drinking water losses caused by leaks all around the world. The system is currently inspecting water supply networks throughout Spain, including those managed by EMASA, Agencia andaluza de Medio Ambiente y Agua, Mancomunidad de Aguas del Sorbe, ATLL, Grupo Aguas de Valencia and Aqualia.
The Nautilus System is also making inroads in international markets, with work being carried out for the Taiwan Water Corporation, the Empresa Municipal de Medellín (Colombia), Vitens in the Netherlands, Aguas Andinas in Chile and Niagara Region in Canada. In addition, trade agreements have been established with countries such as Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Taiwan, Russia and others. Aganova will shortly open a new headquarters in North America to supply services to Canada and the United States.
The Aganova Nautilus system is demonstrating its utility and effectiveness in multiple cases of successful implementation. For example, the Environment and Water Agency of the Regional Government of Andalusia has chosen Nautilus for the inspection of 80 kilometres of its network in the eastern Andalusia area of Axarquía in Malaga.
Aganova is currently working on the maintenance and conservation of supply and irrigation pipes in Axarquía, a system known as the Guaro Plan. This plan consists of a double large-diameter network that carries treated and untreated water from the La Viñuela reservoir to the drinking water storage tanks of the municipalities and to the numerous irrigation communities in the area.
Article published in: FuturENVIRO #33 September 2016