Acoustics: We can always hear you

What is acoustic leak detection?

Water pipes with a leak constantly create a noise. For many years, engineers have used the noise emitting from water leaks as a way to try to find the source. Fortunately, technology has moved on from using mechanical listening sticks to detect and locate leaks. Trace and Access engineers use advanced digital and electro-acoustic technologies. Our specialised equipment allows us to identify, locate and diagnose water leaks in residential, industrial and commercial environments.

When a pressurised water pipe is damaged, the water leaks out into the surrounding areas at high speeds. The external water flow causes the pipe and surrounding material to vibrate at the exit point. Trace and Access engineers use acoustics, which are sensitive microphones to enhance the sound of the leak. We amplify, filter and process these sounds to assist us in identifying a leaks location.

What are the benefits of Acoustics to Trace and Access?

Precise Accuracy

Every leaking pipe creates a noise and with the latest technology available, our engineers can enhance and amplify the noise to pinpoint the location of the leak. The noise, causing a vibration, is transmitted through the pipe and can be picked up to locate the source of the leak.

Completely Non-Invasive

We find leaks without the need for any invasive building work, regardless of how hidden or deep they are. Other leak detection companies might be forced to damage your property in the hope of getting closer to the source. Trace and Access do all of our detection work completely non-invasively.

Access Buried Areas

Acoustics are particularly useful when a pipe is very well insulated or buried deep in structural materials. When this is the case, a change in temperature can not always be identified, rendering thermal imaging an ineffective tracing method. With acoustics, Trace and Access don’t need to be close to the origin of a leak to know where it is.

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