540 Technologies Debuts

540 Technologies™ Helps Public and Private Utilities and Other Entities Manage Networks with Data-Driven Solutions

Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly improvements for water and electric systems include leak detection, pipe diagnostics, smart lighting and smart grid tools

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  540 Technologies™, an environmental and data solutions provider that works with utility systems and other companies to help them become more efficient, cost effective and environmentally responsible, recently added pipe diagnostics, smart lighting and smart grid solutions to its offerings.

The company – which launched in March under the name FlowNetworx to offer solutions, expertise and training in water-loss management as well as wastewater metering and monitoring – is now doing business as 540 Technologies™ to better reflect the company’s growing smart city portfolio. In addition to its services and solutions for water leak detection, leak pinpointing, water pressure control, data acquisition and management, wastewater metering and monitoring and waterflow measuring for district metered areas, 540 Technologies now provides expertise in smart streetlighting, smart electric metering and assessment of underground water infrastructure.

In addition to working with public and private utilities, 540 Technologies™ provides environmental and data solutions to cities, counties, municipalities, colleges and universities, and civil engineering firms as well as amusement parks, resorts and retail property management companies.

“We live in a world where advancing technologies are making it possible for utilities, businesses, and institutions of higher learning to provide better, more responsive service to the people they serve – all while operating more efficiently and cost effectively and with greater environmental responsibility,” said Shawn Pulford, 540 Technologies™ chief executive officer. “We partner with leading-edge equipment manufacturers to bring our customers the best available technology solutions in each of these sectors. Beyond that, our in-house experts offer our customers the insight, analysis and training to implement the smart city solutions they need.”

Through distribution relationships with its individual technology partners, 540 Technologies™ is the exclusive source of the manufacturers’ products and services in selected territories. The company’s current technology partners include Fluid Conservation Systems of Milford, Ohio (water loss management, data acquisition and cloud-based hosting and wastewater metering and monitoring); Aquam Corporation of San Diego, California and Manchester, United Kingdom (pipe diagnostics); Hydreka of Limonest, France (waterflow measuring for district-metered areas); and Sensus, a Xylem brand, of Raleigh, North Carolina (smart streetlighting and smart electric metering).

540 Technologies™ is a former business unit and current affiliate of LB Water Service, Inc., a leading distributor of waterworks infrastructure products in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company has helped hundreds of counties, municipalities and utility providers find and pinpoint leaks in their underground water-distribution networks, resulting in a savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions of gallons of clean drinking water. Since March, 540 Technologies™ has expanded its leak detection and other water-loss management solutions to other distribution regions beyond LB Water’s footprint, including Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

For more information about 540 Technologies™, visit www.540Technologies.com.

Contacts
Bradd Everly, 717-917-8893
bradd.everly@lbh2o.com     

John Brutz, 724-301-4621
john.brutz@lbh2o.com

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 About 540 Technologies™
540 Technologies™ is a premier environmental and data solutions provider that works with cities, counties, municipalities, private water and sewer authorities, colleges and universities, and civil engineering firms to help them become more efficient, cost effective and environmentally responsible. 540 Technologies™ focuses on issues involving water-loss management, pipe diagnostics, wastewater metering and monitoring, water flow measuring for district metered areas, smart lighting, smart electric metering, and data acquisition and management. As an affiliate of LB Water, it is a 100-percent employee-owned organization. Visit the 540 Technologies™ website at www.540technologies.com.

About LB Water™
LB Water™ is a value-added distributor of waterworks products for the Mid-Atlantic region, including water infrastructure, water-metering technologies, sanitary & storm sewers, and erosion control products. LB Water™ is a 100-percent, employee-owned company that was voted among the Top 100 Places to Work in Pennsylvania for two consecutive years. Founded in 1970 by Lehman B. Mengel, under the leadership of Jim App, Walt VanNuys, and Bill Everly Sr., the company has continued to expand and currently employs approximately 200 people at eight locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Visit the LB Water website at www.lbh20.com.

About FCS
FCS, a division of Halma Water Management, is the North American industry leader in water leak detection technology. FCS was the first organization to patent leak correlation technology, and today its products are installed with over 1000 utilities throughout the United States.

FCS and HWM offer the products and services of four well-established brands: Palmer Environmental, Radcom Technologies, Radio-Tech and Fluid Conservation Systems.

Visit the FCS website at www.fluidconservation.com.

FCS is part of the Halma group of companies. Halma makes products for hazard detection and life protection and is a market leader in specialist electronic, safety and environmental technologies. Visit the Halma web site at www.halma.com.

About Aquam
Aquam Pipe Diagnostics technology is used globally for potable water, gas and industrial pipeline investigations focusing on asset assessment, pipeline CCTV and in-line leak detection. The company has a network of distributors and offers specialist field services for asset owners, municipalities or contractors via approved licensees. The Aquam website is at www.aquamcorp.com.

About Sensus
Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers – from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses – do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. Sensus enables its customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness through sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. The Sensus website is at sensus.com.

About Hydreka
Hydreka supplies equipment and software for the analysis of the whole water cycle and for leak detection systems. The head office is located in Lyon, France, with a regional office in Canada and a network of channel partners. Hydreka operates within the Halma Environmental & Analysis Sector. The Hydreka website is at www.hydreka.com.