Showing posts with label Water Leaks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Water Leaks. Show all posts

Monday, January 26, 2015

Water leaks in a pipeline system

The most economical and efficient way of transporting gases, oils and other fluids is through a pipeline network. The pipeline should be highly maintained in order to uphold the demand of reliability and safety, if this is not done then there is a high probability of leakage. So how are these leaks formed? There are a number of things that may lead to pipeline leaks. They include: accidents; earth movement (geophysics); damage from excavation tools; sabotage etc.

Water leaks in a pipeline system lead to low water pressure which is not only frustrating but also leads to the damage of equipments and also financial loss. The leak can be detected using the following methods:

Gas Filling: This method is effective when access to the pipe is easy. The procedure includes the introduction of an industrial gas into a pipe and the track is inspected with a device sensitive to that compound. With the gas being pumped at high pressure, if there exists a leak then the detector immediately detects it.

Radar Detection: Usually efficient outdoors, this method identifies not only the leak but also its size.

Geophones: Similar to a doctor's stethoscope, these items have the same working policy. The device catches and amplifies sound identifying the leak by listening to the ground. Finding the sound means finding the leak.

When it comes to Plumbing leaks, this type of leak is diagnosed when a person notices drips of water in their walls. The water travels through the pipes in the wall and when they encounter a damaged area then they leak through the concrete. When this is noted the owner of the building should tag it a major gravitation to not only the pipes but also the structure of the walls especially since the leaks give the ultimate mold breeding ground. When one encounters such a leak then they should embark on finding out the defective pipe.

Sewer leaks are the most loathed form of leaks as they are usually incorporated with foul smells. The leaks are also accompanied by sewer blockage either due to crushed pipes or root intrusions. The faulty lateral can lead to the leaking of waste to a yard and subsequently the growth of bigger plants due to the nutrient absorbed from the soil. It's important that to avoid this leak a video inspection is carried out to determine whether there are any faulty lines and what the remedial options are.

Leaks have a number of financial and health repercussions therefore individuals should set up ways to detect them early if not, then to be able to resolve them easily, effectively and efficiently. In addition, it is highly advisable that one is able to call upon expert services from those who possess the knowledge and expertise.