Cut Through the Noise of Acoustic Leak Detection

WWETT seminar provides tips on picking the best listening tool for your business.
Cut Through the Noise of Acoustic Leak Detection
Albuquerque Water Authority leak detection technician Zack Layne inserts an acoustics device along a pipeline to listen for leaks in an access point near a Northeast Albuquerque neighborhood. Water leak coordinator Allen Maestas supervises. These listening devices are ideal for measuring leaks in pressurized waterlines where a camera would prove too difficult to maneuver. (Roberto Rosales photo)

Detecting leaks by sound seems simple. In fact, the first underground leak detection professionals did it by simply pressing a doctor’s stethoscope to the ground. But while manufacturers of leak detection products would like you to believe that theirs is the best and only method...

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