Pipeline leak detector collects water leak sound how to identify

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Underground pipeline conveying water, but for how long there will be leakage problems, and will find that the leak occurs when the surface may not have signs, even if the water seeps out from the surface, the seepage point may not be the leak, especially when the ground has a cement and other cover, but even more so, the pipeline leak detection point is currently used more methods for: listening to the sound method, sound vibration method, which is commonly known as the water leak detector

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1, the water supply pipeline is a certain water pressure water pipe, when a leak somewhere, the pressure water from the pipe crack outward jetting, due to the pressure water and the friction between the rupture gap and vibration will cause the injection noise (leak sound).

First, we need to understand what the sound of a water leak is like so that you know what to listen for. The sound of a water leak usually consists of three different noises.

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The first sound is pipe vibration, the loudest and easiest to detect, which is caused by cracks in the pipe and hisses or resembles a whistling sound.

The second sound is the sound of water passing through cracks in the pipe and impacting the surrounding soil. The type of soil around the pipe affects this sound. If it is rock or gravel, we will hear a knocking sound.

The third sound is the water flowing through the soil between the cracks will make a gurgling sound, like a stream.

2、Spouting noise (leakage sound) has two propagation paths as follows.

(1), injection noise (leakage sound waves) along the pipe to both sides of the propagation.

Within a few dozen meters on the pipeline can be heard quite strong injection sound, similar to hissing or a kind of whistle, this sound spreads along the pipeline, and some can even be transmitted to several hundred meters away.

If you listen to the leakage meter or listen to the leakage rod, the measurement point in the pipeline wall and appendages (such as valves, hydrants, etc.), the sound mainly along the pipe, will vary with the material of the pipe, thickness (caliber), the distance between the leakage point and the measurement point, different caliber of the pipe vibration loudness along the pipe propagation distance is different, the smaller the caliber of the water pipe, the farther the sound spread (see schematic).

In addition, the different materials of the pipe along the pipe propagation of attenuation is also different, metal materials than non-metallic pipes to spread far.

Smaller diameter metal pipe, easy to vibrate, and the loss of propagation along the pipe is small, and thus the sound of leakage along the small diameter metal pipe propagation is very far, generally up to dozens of meters or even hundreds of meters, the use of the above knowledge, you can initially determine whether there is leakage within a few dozen meters.

(2), injection noise (leakage sound waves) to the ground propagation.

The pipeline is buried underground, the liquid in the pipeline gushes out to impact the soil, the crack of the pipeline and the surrounding soil will produce vibration, these vibrations can be transmitted to the surface to produce noise, this noise contains the sound of liquid flow, impact, friction, oscillation, etc., is a comprehensive sound, sound quality (sound size and frequency range) and the size of the leak, pressure, depth, the material of the pipeline, the surface The sound can be measured and heard.

Leak sound source (vibration center point) a point, in the soil layer, if the medium is uniform, this vibration will expand in all directions in the form of spherical waves, the farther the propagation distance, the smaller the vibration amplitude; the closer the distance, the stronger the vibration. Because the distance of the spherical wave reaches the ground in the vertical upward direction is the shortest, thus the vibration is strongest at the part of the ground that is vertically opposite to the leakage point.

The farther away from the top, that is, the farther away from the leak, the weaker the vibration, so it can be qualitatively said, from the ground to find the location of the leak is to find the location of the strongest ground vibration. This is the most basic basis for listening to the sound instrument to detect the location of the leak (locate the leak).

(3), difficult to detect leaks and silent leaks

Loose sandy soil, water-saturated areas (commonly known as water-packed pipes) will absorb the sound of leaks difficult to detect.

Long-term leaking pipes will absorb the vibration of the leak sound, which will also make the leak difficult to detect.

There is also a situation where the leak does not make a sound (called a silent leak, such as water seepage and dripping caused by a poorly sealed valve), in which case it is impossible to detect with a leak listener.

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PQWT is a professional organization engaged in the research of leak detector equipment and urban pipeline to reduce loss. Mainly committed to the underground pressure pipeline leak detector application technology research and scientific and technological research has been jointly established with Harbin Institute of Technology, the thirteenth five-year national water special R & D base, and Hunan University of Science and Technology jointly established a strategic innovation base of industry-university research cooperation, and the University of Algeria reached a strategic partnership in a new generation of underground pressure pipeline leak detector R & D field of independent core leak detection technology has caused the industry We have applied for a number of invention, utility model and appearance patents for our pipeline leak detector series instruments, forming our own unique technical features and advantages.


PQWT is a professional institution in China who engaged in the R & D, manufacturing and sales of underground water detector, water leak detector, leakage automatic analyzer, cavity detector, mine locator, dam piping detector, and borehole inspection camera. 

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