We’re able to locate leaks in industrial, commercial, and residential settings using our advanced acoustic leak detection technology.
The Leak Detection Process | R1890 p/hour
How Leak Detection and Acoustic Technology Work Together
When a pressurised pipeline leaks, water gushes out of the leaking pipe creating vibrations. These vibrations correlate to specific sounds and each variant of water leakage has a different sound associated with it.
- The pipe material vibrates at the leakage point.
- These vibrations are transmitted by the pipe and can even be noticed at distant contact points, for example at fittings.
- This is known as a structure-borne sound and is made audible by using an acoustic leak detection device.
There are however variables that alter the sound profile and might make the detection easier or more difficult:
- Various types of materials (PVC, Copper, Stainless Steel, etc) are used for plumbing installations which determine the acoustic sensitivity settings used for leak detection.
- Materials surrounding pipes also contribute to the acoustic sensitivity settings used for leak detection, for example, sand, concrete, bricks and more.
Water Leak Detection Workflow
Pre-Detection Briefing and Interview
The pre-detection interview will help us zero in on the precise problem, quickly and efficiently. It is important to note that the leak detection technician requires complete control of the water system for the duration of the detection process in order to pinpoint the leak’s location.