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What are the hazards of leaking pipes and how to find leaks

Views: 21     Author: pqwt     Publish Time: 2022-05-18      Origin: pqwt

1. Leaky pipes lead to higher water supply costs for water suppliers

In addition to the direct cost of water production and delivery, water supply companies have to bear the cost of pipeline maintenance due to leaks.


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2Pipe leaks can lead to water pollution

Leakage means that the pipeline is no longer a closed system, when the pressure inside the pipeline is low, when the water is stopped, pollution outside the pipeline will enter the pipeline, and the special case of the shooting suction phenomenon will also produce the pollution of the water inside the pipeline.


3Pipeline leakage will lead to urban ground collapse

Leaky pipes will make the soil fluid, and when there is a drainage pipe nearby, the soil will be lost continuously and a cavity will be formed under the ground, and the cavity will become bigger and the ground will collapse.

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4Pipeline leakage will lead to water shortage in town

Water shortage is divided into water source type, engineering type, water quality type three kinds of water shortage, no matter which kind of water shortage, pipe leakage will lead to water shortage situation intensified, China is a general water shortage is the country, but every year the national pipeline leakage is 10 billion tons.


5, pipeline leakage leads to lower water supply pressure.

Leaky pipes mean pressure relief, the user needs the water supply pressure will be reduced, and this pressure reduction is random, with the development of the city, water supply pressure to ensure more and more difficult, and pipe leaks make the water pressure management of the pipeline network becomes complex.

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6Pipe leakage leads to increased energy consumption for water supply

In order to deliver more water, and to ensure the water pressure of users, leaky pipes lead to water supply companies having to consume more electricity.


7Leaky pipes lead to high energy demand for water production

Pipeline leakage can become water supply capacity and turn into actual effective water supply, but because of the existence of leakage, this part of production capacity is consumed, and when the city needs to increase water supply capacity, it also needs to expand production capacity, and leakage leads to much higher production capacity than actual demand.


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8Pipe leakage causes the groundwater level to rise

The city has a water supply network covering the area, the water table becomes high because of continuous leakage from the pipeline, the higher water table is the problem faced by the construction of underground works in the area, the ground freezes and swells severely in winter is also directly related to the water table, where there are underground pipes, the ground hard paving will be convex and uneven.


9, pipeline leaks lead to the Water Division to lower the leakage of investment

In order to control and reduce pipeline leakage, the water division will take zoning metering active leakage control, pressure control to reduce pipe leakage, but no matter what means, it costs money, and may still continue to spend money, between the input and reduce leakage has been looking for a balance.


10, affect the development of water prices

Pipe leakage in the end what percentage can enter the cost of water supply? Now the implementation of the 12%. But for the vast majority of water divisions, 12% of the leakage rate is unrealistic, if the implementation of 12%, the rest of the water division of the real leakage by who will pay? If no one pays, is not a vicious circle? If you do not implement 12%, which figure is scientific? Because pipe leakage is a variable, so there is no science



How to find a plumbing leak


Don't panic when you encounter a leak. You can use pqwt pipe leak detector to find leaks. The leak detector can easily help identify leaks in pipes and fixtures. The principle is that "the noise generated by the impact on the inner wall when the flowing water in the pipe is ejected from the leak point under pressure propagates along the pipe, or along the buried medium to the ground, and the leak point is determined by the sensor amplifying the leak noise". The sensor of the detection instrument is used to detect above the pipeline road surface to achieve the purpose of finding the leak point.

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