Travelers patented a method for detecting fluid leaks in piping systems using a single-point sensor and systemic analysis. Data from the sensor is collected, stored, analyzed, and transmitted to identify and classify fluid passing through the system. GlobalData’s report on Travelers gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Leak detection in fluid piping systems using single-point sensor

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: The Travelers Companies Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11908301B2) outlines a method for detecting leaks in a fluid piping system using an electronic communications device in conjunction with a central processing device. The method involves receiving data certificates from sensors installed at various points in the piping system, storing and analyzing this data to classify the fluid passing through the system, and transmitting alerts to remote devices in case of abnormal fluid usage. The system can also compare data with other structures, predict potential damage, and even earn credits for green energy or insurance discounts based on the analysis.

Furthermore, the method includes features such as outputting alerts and leaderboards on mobile devices, closing valves to prevent damage based on computed likelihoods, and transmitting information on earned credits. The classification of fluid as normal or abnormal is crucial in identifying potential leaks or issues within the piping system. The sensors used in this method can include various types such as temperature, pressure, flow meters, humidity, vibration, and flow depth sensors, providing a comprehensive approach to monitoring and maintaining the integrity of fluid piping systems. Overall, this patented method offers a sophisticated and proactive approach to leak detection and maintenance in fluid piping systems, utilizing advanced technology and analysis algorithms to ensure efficient and reliable operation.

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