Prior to any leak detection method being used it must be established where the pipes are running. To achieve this we use a pipe locator.

1: For metallic pipes we place a radio signal on the pipeline. The pipe will then act as an aerial and carry the signal on the pipe. With a specialised radio receiver we then can trace the path of this radio signal and hence the pipe.

2: For non-metallic pipes we use the Rd 50 pipe locator, which is designed to create a water hammer (vibration) on the pipe, this causes a shock on the column of water in the pipe as it vibrates the water. We can then trace this pipe acoustically using the Rd 500 or PVC pipe locator.


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