S30 Surveyor from FCS for Handheld Leak Detection
Leak noise amplification system identifies and locates leaks
Milford, OH (September 10, 2010) – Leaking pipes in a water distribution network produce a distinct noise that travels along the pipe, through the water and sometimes to the surface. To detect and locate this noise, Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) offers the S30 Surveyor leak noise amplification system.
By placing the S30’s sensor in contact with any access point (valve, hydrant, etc.) in the distribution system, sound from the pipeline is transmitted through the S30’s aviator-quality headphones allowing the operator to listen for leak noise. The device’s analog meter measures the noise intensity in the pipe and, by listening at several points in a given area, the user can determine the general location of a leak. The S30 is also supplied with a surface sounding plate, which attaches to the ground sensor and allows operators to pinpoint the exact location of the leak.