Bringing Artificial Intelligence to infrastructure.
the $1 trillion
US water utilities are experiencing 240,000 breaks each year. A recent study by Utah State University found that water main breaks in the US and Canada have increased 27% over the past six years. Service interruptions, soaring costs, pressure to raise water rates and the strain on available resources is unprecedented and is expected to worsen in the near future.
A New Approach:
AI. It’s fast, accurate and affordable.
Fracta is applying AI to asset management and the aging water infrastructure problem in the United States. Fracta developed a faster, more accurate and affordable method of pinpointing which buried water mains are most likely to break and cause expensive, disruptive service interruptions.
A cloud-based condition assessment solution using AI.
Most water utilities have pipe, geographical data and break history. What’s more, federal, state and local organizations maintain stores of environmental data. There is no shortage of data needed to assess the condition of water main pipes. It would be almost impossible for a human to comprehend all the possible relationships between these data. Fracta employs Artificial Intelligence models to collect, organize and make sense of it all. From there, volumes of data relating to water main pipes, their break history, geography and the environment (e.g., soils, climate) is fed into the Fracta solution, identifying which pipes have the highest LOF.
Fracta’s objective, big data-driven method is faster, more accurate and more affordable than other desktop and physical condition assessment methods.
There is no limit to the potential of artificial intelligence. Today, we are focused on water. Tomorrow, gas, electricity, fiber optics and transportation – the list goes on.
“Implementing a proactive program based on information and systematic assessment leads to preventive maintenance decisions, rather than reacting to emergencies, and removes some of the politics and second-guessing from decision-making.”– US Environmental Protection Agency