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Underfloor Heating Leak Detection: Using a Pipe Leak Detector to Locate Leaks

Views: 2     Author: pqwt     Publish Time: 2023-09-15      Origin: PQWT

As winter approaches, the use of underfloor heating is becoming more and more common. However, leaks in underfloor heating pipes are often a headache. Leaks not only affect the heating effect, but can also cause serious damage to the home. So, how can you detect underfloor heating leaks? In this article, we will introduce a detection method using a pipe leak detector.


I. Principle

Pipe leak detector is a non-destructive testing tool, which determines the location of the leak point by measuring the sound vibration produced when the pressure water pipe leaks. When a pipe breaks, acoustic vibrations are produced by the friction of the pressurized water against the pipe wall. These vibrations propagate through the pipe above the ground and can be detected by the pipe leak detector.

Second, the operation method

The steps for using a pipe leak detector to detect floor heating leaks are as follows:

1. Prepare tools

The tools to be prepared include pipe leak detector, headphones, sensors, tape, etc.

2. Connect the equipment

Connect the main unit of the pipe leak detector with the headphones and sensors. Make sure the equipment is in normal working condition.

3. Place the sensor

Place the sensor on the pavement above the underfloor heating pipe and make sure the sensor is perpendicular to the pipe. You can use tape to fix the sensor on the road surface.

4. Turn on the switch

Turn on the switch of the pipe leak detector to make it in working condition.


5.Detecting water leakage

After wearing a good headset, walk slowly on the road surface above the pipeline and listen carefully to whether there is water flow sound in the headset. If you find the sound of water flow, that there may be a leak. At this point, you can further check the place whether there is water stains, humidity and other signs to determine the leakage point.

6. Compare signal strength

The location of the leak can be determined by comparing the signal strength between different points. Generally speaking, the closer to the leak, the stronger the signal; the farther away from the leak, the weaker the signal.

7. Handling the leakage point

If you find a leak, you should take appropriate measures to deal with it in time. You can use professional leak plugging agent to repair, or contact professional maintenance personnel for repair.

C. Precautions

When detecting floor heating leaks, you should keep the ground dry to avoid affecting the detection results.

In the use of pipeline leak detector, should pay attention to the correct use of equipment, to avoid causing damage to the equipment.