Detecting leaks in water-distribution pipes

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 40
Physical description6 p.
SubjectWater mains; Leak detection
AbstractSay, someone out in a boat on a lake shouts Help! Whether that person is, in fact, helped depends on the language understood by potential listeners and on whether the sound carries far enough. So it is with detecting leaks in water-carrying pipes. They too, in a sense, shout (emit signals), ?The leak is here!? There are various means of detecting the signals. Of them, the leak noise correlator seems to be the most widely used means. Some other means are listening rods, tracer gas, infra-red cameras. Detection is a lot easier with metal pipes. Plastic pipes shout at a frequency that can be difficult to hear, so to speak
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français: La détection des fuites dans les conduites de distribution d'eau
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NRC number10210
NPARC number20326829
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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