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Acoustic Leak Detection

Acoustic leak detection is a method used to identify and locate leaks in various systems by analysing the sound waves generated by the escaping fluids or gases.


What is Acoustic Leak Detection?

Acoustic leak detection is a method used to identify and locate leaks in various systems by analysing the sound waves generated by the escaping fluids or gases. This technique is particularly effective in detecting leaks in pipelines, tanks, and other pressurised systems. By utilising specialised equipment and advanced algorithms, acoustic leak detection offers a non-intrusive and efficient solution for leak detection and prevention.

The basic principle behind acoustic leak detection is that when a fluid or gas escapes through a small opening or crack, it creates vibrations and acoustic waves that can be detected and analysed. These waves travel through the surrounding medium, such as water or air, and can be picked up by sensitive microphones or sensors. The collected acoustic signals are then processed and analysed to determine the location and severity of the leak.

The Advantages of Using Acoustic Leak Detection to Identify Issues

One of the key advantages of acoustic leak detection is its ability to identify leaks in real-time, allowing for prompt action and prevention of further damage. By continuously monitoring the acoustic signature of a system, any abnormal sound patterns indicating a leak can be quickly detected. This early detection helps to minimise potential risks, such as environmental contamination, equipment damage, or safety hazards.

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    Non-destructive Leak Detection

    Acoustic leak detection is a non-destructive method that does not require physical access to the system. This means that inspections can be conducted without interrupting operations or causing additional downtime. The technology can be applied to both buried and above-ground pipelines, making it suitable for a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, water management, and industrial processing.

    Acoustic leak detection is a valuable tool for identifying and locating leaks in various systems. By leveraging the principles of sound waves and employing sophisticated analysis techniques, it offers a reliable and efficient means of detecting leaks in real-time. With its non-intrusive nature and ability to prevent potential damage, acoustic leak detection plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and safety of industrial systems.

    If you are experiencing leaking with your drains, we highly recommend you use a leak detection service to find out the root of the problem. Get in touch with a member of our specialist staff today and they will be happy to put you in touch with a local engineer. DASA has a fully trained and experienced team of engineers who offer leak detection services and can quickly and effectively provide solutions.

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    How we get it right for you

    • Site Investigations

      DASA field engineers will attend at the property properly equipped to undertake a variety of non-invasive investigation techniques in the first instance. This might include electro-acoustic ground microphones, tracer gasses or thermal imaging cameras depending on the scenario presented.

    • Reporting

      We are able to live stream and share images, video and audio files immediately field for review by one of our internal engineers in seconds. A decision can be made without delay and actions and next steps agreed whilst on site with the customer.

    • Remedial Works

      We have multiskilled engineers who are able to remove and reinstall all the plumbing and electrical infrastructure necessary to find and fix the problem. Our multi trade teams and specialist restoration network means we can offer a complete end to end solution. With a focus on restoration and sustainability we can resolve all issues with the minimum of disruption and inconvenience to the customer whilst at the same time maintain a focus on cost.

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