Thermal Imaging Leak Detection

Thermal imaging water leak detection is a great way to detect water leaks. It focuses on the strategies of identifying moisture intrusions.

Thermal or infrared energy is light that is not visible to the human eye because its wavelength is too long to be detected.

It is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum (yes, i just said that) that we perceive as heat. Infrared allows us to see what our eyes cannot.

Thermal imaging cameras produce images of invisible infrared or "heat” radiation. Based on temperature differences between objects, thermal imaging produces a clear image.

It’s the simple, non intrusive way to locate leakage concerns before they become a real problem !!

Talk to us about how our thermal imaging technology can assist you with locating your water leak today.


Acoustic Pipe Location

Plastic lines cannot be located by the classical electromagnetic method because they do not conduct electricity.

The acoustic method of pipeline location uses a different principle: the lines transmit mechanical vibration better than the surround- ing earth. If suitable vibrations are applied to the line, they are transmitted along its length and through the earth to its surface, and can then be located there with an ground microphone and receiver with headsets according to the water leak detection principle.

As with water leak detection, the line is in the place where the greatest intensity is found. Fibrous-cement and metallic pipes can also be located in this way.


Tracer Gas Leak Detection  

This device was developed especially for water leak detection on underground pipes by using tracer gas.

Using tracer gas is a tried and tested method of pinpointing leaks. It can be used in gas and water distribution networks, pipelines in buildings, heating systems, pressurized communication cables, gas-filled high voltage power lines and landfill sites sealed with double membrane layers. It can also be used to test for water leaks in industrial products such as pipes, pumps, engine blocks and airfoils.

Detecting gas leaks by tracer gas involves feeding a mixture of 95% nitrogen (carrier gas) and 5% hydrogen into the pipelines or other equipment/products being tested. The hydrogen escapes through the leak and is detected by the highly sensitive, specialisedsensor.

The low amount of hydrogen (just 5%) means that this method is safe: the gas is incombustible as per ISO 10156 thanks to the use of nitrogen as the carrier gas. It is non-toxic and therefore also permitted for use in drinking water networks, as well as non-corrosive.

Tracer gas is environmentally-neutral and permeates all cover layers such as asphalt, concrete and other seal coats. Tracer gas always looks for the shortest route from the leak to the surface.

The extraordinarily low cross sensitivity of the gas-sensitive semiconductor (SC) with regard to moisture and methane ensures an absolutely sure result and a resolution down to 0.1 parts per million (ppm) H2.

Thanks to an innovative operating concept this new device allows us to get fast and reliable results.


The Mini Snooper

This device was developed especially for leak detection on underground pipes by using tracer gas.

Using tracer gas is a tried and tested method of pinpointing leaks. It can be used in gas and water distribution networks, pipelines in buildings, heating systems, pressurized communication cables, gas-filled high voltage power lines and landfill sites sealed with double membrane layers. It can also be used to test for leaks in industrial products such as pipes, pumps, engine blocks and airfoils.

Detecting gas leaks by tracer gas involves feeding a mixture of 95% nitrogen (carrier gas) and 5% hydrogen into the pipelines or other equipment/products being tested. The hydrogen escapes through the leak and is detected by the highly sensitive, specialisedsensor.

The low amount of hydrogen (just 5%) means that this method is safe: the gas is incombustible as per ISO 10156 thanks to the use of nitrogen as the carrier gas. It is non-toxic and therefore also permitted for use in drinking water networks, as well as non-corrosive.

Tracer gas is environmentally-neutral and permeates all cover layers such as asphalt, concrete and other seal coats. Tracer gas always looks for the shortest route from the leak to the surface.

The extraordinarily low cross sensitivity of the gas-sensitive semiconductor (SC) with regard to moisture and methane ensures an absolutely sure result and a resolution down to 0.1 parts per million (ppm) H2.

Thanks to an innovative operating concept this new device allows us to get fast and reliable results.

Plan B Plumbing Solutions, the Leak Detection Specialists in Melbourne.


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