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  Pipeline leakage prevention is imminent, what are the pipeline leakage detection instruments?

Views: 13     Author: PQWT     Publish Time: 2022-05-05      Origin: Site

Fresh water is one of the most basic conditions for human survival, and water scarcity and environmental pollution are the main factors that restrict water supply in cities and towns. Water supply pipeline leakage is a waste of precious water, he not only increases the cost of water purification, but also additionally increases the investment cost of water supply facilities, at the same time, it also leads to some secondary disasters. Therefore, it has become the consensus of all mankind to protect water sources, conserve water, detect leaks and reduce losses. At present, most cities in the international are using passive leak detection method or this method is the main method, and the law of underground pipeline leakage is from dark leakage to open leakage, sometimes the dark leakage of water into the river, sewer or cable trench after never into the open leakage, so the potential of the international city water division to reduce leakage consumption is still quite large. Doing a good job of leak detection can greatly improve the effective water supply capacity, which is of great significance to save water and improve the social and economic benefits of the water division.


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Causes of water leakage


According to long-term practical observation and research, water leakage abundance to have the following reasons.


(1) Construction carelessness leads to pipeline damage. In the process of site excavation, leveling, road construction, rolling, etc., the construction unit does not understand the detailed location of the underground pipeline, resulting in bruising, crushing and digging out the pipeline.


(2) Poor quality of pipeline construction, including.


(1) Poor pipeline foundation. Uneven soil softness at the bottom of the pipe trench, resulting in uniform sinking of the pipeline damaging the joint.


(2) Poor interface quality. Asbestos cement interface of asbestos content is too high or twist hit not real, ductile iron pipe interface in the put rubber gasket did not clean the interface, resulting in gasket eccentricity and distortion, plastic pipe joints distorted deformation or uneven glue coating, etc..


Welding according to the quality is not satisfactory. pipe welds with slag, porosity or uneven welds and other serious welding defects.


The flange connection is irregular. If the aging rubber gasket or not according to the number of holes in the flange and fastening way on the bolt, resulting in uneven force, etc..


Poor pipeline corrosion protection. Not operated according to the standards and requirements of the pipe anti-corrosion layer, or no special treatment at the destruction of the galvanized layer of the pipe wall.


(3) Valve quality problems. Due to poor valve packing, resulting in often a small amount of water leakage at the valve stem.


(4) Hydrant leakage. Part of the hydrant product quality is poor, old and dilapidated, as well as man-made damage and other reasons, resulting in the closure is not tight.


(5) The water pressure is increased. Due to the operation of the fire pump to increase the water pressure of the pipe network, resulting in part of the valve, pipe burst or minor damage.


(6) Pipeline burial depth is not deep enough. In the area of frequent traffic or frequent heavy vehicle passage, if the pipeline burial depth is less than lm, and there is no steel casing or concrete protection, the chances of the pipeline being crushed are high.


The type of water supply pipe leakage sound and propagation


The task of water supply pipeline is to deliver clean water to users to meet the most basic needs of people. However, leaks can occur in water supply pipes, and when they do, the water ejected from the pipe rubs against the leak, as well as impacts with surrounding media, etc., producing vibrations of different frequencies and resulting in leak sounds. The types of water leakage sound can usually be divided into three kinds.


1, leak friction sound leak friction sound leak friction sound leak friction sound: refers to the water ejected from the pipe and leak friction sound, its frequency is usually 300 ~ 2500Hz, and along the pipeline to the far side of the propagation distance is usually related to water pressure, pipe, pipe diameter, interface, leak, etc., in a certain range, can be in the gate, fire hydrant and other exposed points to hear the leak sound.


2, the head impact sound head impact sound head impact sound head impact sound: refers to the water ejected from the pipeline and the surrounding media impact sound, and the form of funnel diffusion through the soil to the ground, can be heard on the ground with a leak detector, the frequency is usually between 100 ~ 800Hz.


3, medium friction sound medium friction sound medium friction sound medium friction sound: refers to the sound generated by the water ejected from the pipeline driving the surrounding particles to collide and rub against each other, its frequency is low, when the listening rod is inserted into the underground leak around the mouth, it can be heard and measured, which provides the basis for the final confirmation of the leak.


Main methods of water supply pipe leak detection


As a result of human consensus on water supply pipe leakage, has studied a number of leak detection methods, but also to develop some pipeline leak detector, for example, in Germany, the United Kingdom and other economically developed countries usually use the leak detection methods are: sound to hear leak detection method sound to hear leak detection method sound to hear leak detection method sound to hear leak detection method, related to leak detection method, leak sound automatic monitoring method and zoning leak detection method leak sound automatic monitoring method. The first three leak detection methods rely on the sound produced by the leak mouth to detect the leak, which is no way for the silent leak. The partitioned leak detection method is to discern the presence of leaks by measuring the flow and pressure of the pipeline, which is the so-called minimum flow method.


At present, the international usually use passive leak detection method, audio leak detection method or related leak detection method, some water divisions also use the sound of leakage automatic monitoring method or zoning leak detection method, with the standardization of water supply network governance and technological progress, many water divisions will gradually introduce the sound of leakage automatic monitoring method or zoning leak detection method, which will play a positive role in the rapid reduction of leakage loss, control leakage consumption.


Pipe leak detector market positioning for the detection of household water supply and drainage pipelines and their leakage points, so the detection of higher accuracy of acoustic detection method.


Pipeline leak detector works on the principle of pressure water pipe leak after the pressure water from the pipe break out of the mouth, and the pipe wall friction generated by the sound vibration and other additional vibration caused by the transmission to the pipe above the ground, with the instrument in the road to detect and find out the leak.

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In general, the basic detection method is, connect the pipe leak detector host, headphones, sensors. Turn on the switch, put on the headset, place the sensor on the road above the pipeline, place it step by step according to the length of the pace, and listen to it step by step, the closer to the leak, the stronger the signal, and the farther away from the leak the weaker the signal, and achieve the purpose of detecting the leak by comparing the signal strength between different points. Therefore, we use the instrument, a single point to listen to the leak signal is not meaningful, to multi-point repeatedly compared, compared with the sound vibration of the larger place is the leak, of course, we have to consider many other additional factors, such as the direction of the leak breakage mouth, because the pipe is round, if the side of the leak, may be larger points instead in the side of the road above the pipe, rather than being the pipe Above the road, so the location of the pipeline to know, in addition to the tee, bend, water pressure, burial depth, buried layer, etc. will have an impact on the detection to take these into account.