Acoustic leak detection has brought about the use of advanced technologies to rapidly and with little invasion detect water leaks early on to prevent damage to your house and property. But how do these sophisticated leak detection equipment work?
How Does Water Leak Detection Equipment Work?
Water flowing through a pipe doesn’t generate sound, but water leaks in the pipe do, because the escaping water makes a sound. Therefore, water leak detection equipment uses an acoustic sensor to detect the sounds generated by water leaks and find the location of the water leak.
The acoustic sensor is sensitive to the sounds coming from the water pipes. If the acoustic sensor detects sound, it transmits the sound to the water leak detection equipment at a higher frequency. It is easy to see the amplified frequency.
Here are some of the state-of-the-art water leak detection equipment on the market:
Ideal for both major and domestic pipeline leak detection. It can pick up high frequencies on cast iron or steel pipes and low leakage frequencies on PE, PVC or other soft materials thanks to its powerful ground microphone with integrated pre-amplification.
The HL7000 Pro is also ideal for projects lasting over 10 hours because of the powerful lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. You can attach a tracer gas sensor to allow you to detect leaks via gas injection. In addition, you can add additional microphones to help you detect hard-to-reach water leaks.
AquaScope 3 Pocket Mic Leak Detector Kit
Ergonomically designed, specifically with plumbers in mind. Its interface is user-friendly, and it comes with a portable and versatile pocket microphone. You can attach the microphone to a ground plate to pinpoint water leaks in walls and under slabs and driveways. Its robust design reduces the chance of accidental damage.
It also comes with user-selectable filters for finding difficult water leaks.
EASYSCAN All-In-One Leak Locator & Correlator
This equipment features a leak noise correlator, an electronic listening stick, and an acoustic ground microphone. You can use your tablet or smartphone to operate it because it comes with a user-friendly Android app.
It is easy to use and intuitive. You can store your data in your cloud account since it is cloud-enabled.
HL50 – BT
It is ideal for both commercial and domestic leak detection. Equipped with Bluetooth headphones and an integrated acoustic sensor means, you do not have to deal with irritating connection cables. It is perfect for listening to hydrants, valve spindles and fittings in buildings, making it ideal for detecting water leaks in soft grass areas, roads, driveways, etc.
It is compatible with other leak detection microphones.
Why Use Aus Star?
Our staff are highly trained and skilled at accurately locating even the most difficult-to-find leaks. With the non-invasive methods and state-of-the-art equipment we use, we detect water leaks without any damage to your house in the process. Contact us if you suspect a water leak on your property.