University of Cape town 

Brief Technology Description

The Pipe Condition Assessment device is a new invention based on more than 15 years of research into the behaviour of pipe leaks. The device connects to a water distribution pipe at a hydrant and performs a series of tests to assess the condition of isolation valves, identify and characterise pipe leakage and detect illegal connections

Next Steps Required

A second generation prototype of the device has been designed and two of these prototypes have been built. Laboratory tests if the device is currently underway and field tests will start in Cape Town in July 2017.

Key Personnel

Company Background

The product has been developed through a collaborative effort between the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch.

Detailed Technology Description

Technology Applications


Successful Laboratory and field tests were performed using a first generation prototype. The second prototype is currently being tested in the laboratory and will move to field testing soon.

Testing and Demonstration Results

Information not provided

Papers and Publications

IP Status

The device has been provisionally patented internationally

website UCT Research

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