Listen for Leaks on Any Surface With MyTana’s LD40 Leak Detector

MyTana’s LD40 leak detector can identify leaks through any surface. Its responsive sensor detects hissing, trickling or seeping sounds while aptly filtering out background noises. Using technology originally developed for the nuclear power industry, the LD40 is specially designed to pick up acoustic signals and frequencies commonly encountered in plumbing, water and sewer applications like toilets, drains, industrial pipes, steam pipes and other pipes transporting liquids.

Leak detection presents unique challenges for even the most experienced professionals. The acoustic signal characteristics of leaks vary considerably from one leak to another, even when they have similar water pressure and water leak rates. In some cases, you may know for certain that a segment of pipe contains one or more leaks, but there will be no visible indication of the specific location or size. In other cases, a leak may go unnoticed for a long period of time and thus lead to more long-term complications and resources lost. 

Several factors such as the leak-hole shape or cavity presence outside the leak hole can cause a leak’s sound to vary noticeably. Leaks located in pipes under greater pressure may sound different than those under lower pressure, and the contents in those pipes can also affect the leak’s frequencies. Sometimes leaking water can travel a long way under concrete slabs or pavement before becoming visible. At-home leaks may emit less acoustic energy than others and are thus more difficult to hear.

MyTana’s experts created the LD40 to provide plumbers and drain professionals with the best tool to meet these challenges and to ensure no leak goes unidentified. It works on all materials, so it’s excellent at detecting slab leaks, such as those caused by corroded pipes in a foundation or pipe bursts. Four sensor tips are provided for different surfaces, including points that detect through carpet — which means you can avoid pulling up flooring when on the job.

The digital display reflects what the sensor is capturing, which makes it easy to both watch and listen for leaks in real time. And the display and digital response meter offers five frequency bands and a gain-control mute switch.

Other notable features include a probe unit with sensor probe extensions for detecting leaks in overhead pipes, behind walls or in tight spaces; lithium-ion battery power, easily charged with a USB port; a belt hook to support the unit when mapping out large areas or walking around on the job; and a custom carrying case to protect and transport equipment (dimensions are 13.5 inches wide by 15 inches in length by 6 inches high)

MyTana’s LD40 leak detector helps plumbers and drain professionals efficiently locate leaks in order to provide a fast remedy, saving themselves and the customer both time and money.

MyTana Mfg. is a St. Paul, Minnesota-based, full-service manufacturer of drain cleaning and inspection equipment including cable machines, drain jetters and plumbing cameras. The company also offers cables, blades, nozzles and other accessories for plumbers and drain cleaners. By selling directly, MyTana is able to maintain competitive pricing while offering a high level of personalized service and support. MyTana equipment is factory direct and American made. 

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