SYPWAI
2 min readDec 4, 2022

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AI and plumbing

Day by day, technology with artificial intelligence is making a whole new level of progress. With unique capabilities ranging from data collection to endless analytical abilities, AI is already revolutionizing our daily lives for the better.

Thanks to the development of innovative fiber-optic sensors, plumbing professionals will be able to obtain real-time information about the functioning of heating and plumbing networks. This will make it possible to detect faults promptly, assess their complexity, and take corrective measures. Moreover, by using sensors with artificial intelligence, it will be possible to make predictive forecasts — to predict where faults are more likely to recur.

Such a capability is made possible through the use of fiber-optic sensors, which transmit information to a central computer for artificial intelligence. Such a monitoring system will be able to evaluate a lot of criteria concerning the operating condition of all system components, the degree of their wear and tear, and the probability of new defects appearing.

Initially, this monitoring system was tested on several large oil pipelines stretching for hundreds of kilometers. It proved to be beneficial even in hard-to-reach places. And now when fiber optic sensors have become more financially available this technology can be used even in heating and water supply systems.

We all know that accidents in heating, plumbing, and air conditioning systems are very expensive. It takes a lot of time to suspend equipment, pinpoints the exact location of the leak, and allocate enough finances for repairs. Thanks to AI technology, a proactive approach to emergency management can be implemented. By identifying the locations with the highest risk of damage, plumbers will be able to make preventive repairs in advance in areas where damage is more likely to occur.

In addition, the system will be able to determine the possible consequences of accidents and failures of different levels of complexity from financial, environmental, and social points of view.

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