Practical aspects of acoustical leak location on plastic and large diameter pipe

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ConferenceLeakage 2005 Conference Proceedings: 12 September 2005, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pages448452; # of pages: 5
Subjectleak correlation; Plastic pipe; Leak detection
AbstractThe LeakfinderRT system was specifically designed to correlate leaks on plastic pipe. Despite this however, there are fundamental difference in the procedures that must be used to correlate leaks on PVC and large diameter pipe. Simply put, methods that are successfully used every day by leak detection professionals to correlate leaks on a cast or ductile iron main, can fail miserably when applied to a similarly sized PVC pipe. The purpose of this article is to discuss the difference in the physics between plastic and metallic pipe, and the resulting difference in techniques required to correlate.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48358
NPARC number20378166
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