- The type of pipe (plastic, iron, copper, etc.)
- The size (diameter) of the pipe
- The length and physical location/path of the pipe
- The depth of the pipe
Leak correlating is an advanced piece of technology that is in some cases, the only way to find a subsurface leak. Ground microphones are a great tool to use when you want to find a leak but there are limitations. Some of these limitations are:
- Leak too small to hear with microphone
- The pipe is too deep and the sound cannot be detected
- The run or path of the line is too extensive to walk the vast area with a microphone
- Loud, continuous environmental noises that muffle out the leak sound when listening with a mic
Our trained technicians are versed in knowing how, when and where to use the leak correlation. It is up to the professional to make the decision if a leak correlation is the best choice which is based on:
- Site conditions
- Environmental obstacles
- Sufficient information about the material, size, location, and depth of line.
- Clean and accessible termination points such as valves or the pie itself.