Pipeline leak detector is a device used for locating leaking underground pipelines and underground gas pipelines. It is primarily used for preventing or finding leaks by providing a visual and audible signal which can alert you to potential problems or leaks. The basic function of the detection system is to alert an operator to a problem. Pipeline leak detectors can be purchased as single devices or can be incorporated into a larger alarm system. The detectors are generally used in areas where there is no physical way for detection such as in large boreholes or underground storage tanks. In these cases it is most likely to use an integrated system of leak detectors and alarms.
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Pipeline leak detection has been used for decades to detect and prevent leaks in underground systems that contain gases and liquids. Some methods of detection use hydrostatic testing, laser, microwave, and hydrostatic line pressure monitoring. These methods are effective but may not detect all the problems associated with pipelines. The primary function of the detector is to alert an operator to potential problems.
It is important to note that there are many reasons why a pipeline leak might occur. A leak detector can be an important tool for determining the cause and potential remedy. An early detection system is more likely to prevent leaks and save valuable time and money.