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  • Leak detection of oil in cooling water

    Gas compressor plants for one of the USA’s largest suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, use oil / water heat exchangers to cool compressor lubricating oil.  Oil is on one side of a heat exchanger and cooling water on the other side.  Some of the plants have open loop once through cooling systems, with discharge back to a river or lake.  If a heat exchanger leaks ...

  • Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money

    The arrival of spring brings an increase in outdoor activity -- including yard chores, deck and outdoor furniture clean up, and swimming pool prep -- that can drive water usage and utility bills up. While this increased seasonal cost is just another reality of home ownership, costs driven by water leaks should not be. American Leak Detection says that from both an environmental and an economic ...


    By American Leak Detection

  • Worry over radioactive water leak

    An underground pipe has been discovered by workers in Georgia leaking radioactive water beneath a nuclear power plant. The workers are in the process of discovering if the pipe is the sole cause of the leak or if there is another source that the water is also coming from. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen that is created inside nuclear reactors. There is worry of the water spreading past ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • American Leak Detection Urges Homeowners to Check for Hidden Water Leaks During Fix-a-Leak Week

    Looking for ways to save money during the current recession? American Leak Detection has a suggestion: Check your home for "hidden" water leaks. In support of Fix-a-Leak Week, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual national awareness campaign, scheduled for March 15 to 21, American Leak Detection is encouraging homeowners to run some simple tests and make some basic repairs to help ...


    By Marketwire

  • Hydrophones for leak detection

    Sensor Technology, Canada, has received a repeat order for hydrophones custom-designed for a unique application in fire hydrants. Most of the hydrophones the company manufactures are used in marine applications, where designing for survival in sea water is the standard. For this project, the hydrophones are used in pipes carrying drinking water to millions of people, so finding suitable, food ...

  • Oil spill & leak detection

    Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for immediate detection, early warning alert, containment and prevention of accidental spills – averting environmental damage, costly cleanup, and possible fines or regulatory penalties. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and personnel ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • Electrical Leak Location

    A proposed new ASTM International standard will describe all field-proven electrical methods for locating leaks in installed geomembranes. WK42576, Practice for Electrical Leak Location on Exposed Geosynthetics, is currently being developed by Subcommittee D35.10 on Geomembranes, part of ASTM International Committee ...


    By ASTM International

  • Path of radiation leak investigated

    Workers at Japan’s quake-hit nuclear plant are using dye to try to trace the route of highly radioactive water flowing from a reactor into the sea. The source of the leak was identified at the weekend as a 20cm (8in) crack in a concrete pit at reactor 2. Earlier efforts to plug the hole using a highly absorbent polymer failed. Meanwhile, the plant’s operator Tepco says it has ...

  • Desktop leak detection

    The PermaNet system transmits leak data collected from Permalog+ loggers directly to an office computer wirelessly via network radio or SMS repeater. The effectiveness of Permalog technology has been proven all around the world and in some of the harshest conditions on earth. Easily installed on pipe fittings, the loggers listen for the noise made by water leaking from pipes. When a potential ...

  • Active Leak Detection

    When investigating a suspected leak either within a customers property or on the mains network we will conduct a full and thorough survey of the problem area. This will include checks on the integrity of the zone or area and a brief assessment of  consumption. We will then survey all mains and fittings with a leak noise correlator and traditional sounding techniques. We also use additional ...


    By LDS Global

  • Japan`s radioactive water leaks: How dangerous?

    New revelations of contaminated water leaking from storage tanks at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant have raised alarm, coming just weeks after Japanese officials acknowledged that radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific from the plant for more than two years, The government announced this week that it would contribute 47 billion yen ($470 million) to build ...


    By Associated Press

  • Informing householders of leaks can prevent water loss

    By identifying leaks using ‘smart’ water meters, and then encouraging householders to fix the problem, water companies can reduce the volumes of wasted water dramatically, new research suggests. In a case study in Australia, households reduced water loss by up to 91% after being informed of leaks in their homes and offered a rebate on repairs. Water scarcity is a serious problem ...

  • Radioactive water leaks at Japanese nuclear plant

    The Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from "an anomaly" to a "serious incident." The operator of the plant said about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of ...


    By Associated Press

  • The Great Leaks: Water Use and Scarcity in Canada

    Canada has one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, points out World Wildlife Fund Canada—and the third largest supply after Brazil and Russia, notes the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Yet that is only 7% of the world’s renewable fresh water supply, and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Mystery water leak at old US Motors plant

    Over 300,000 gallons of water has been mysteriously wasted at the Old U.S. Motors plant, all in the space of two months, and attempts to locate the leak have so far been unsuccessful. The Mississippi-based plant is currently undergoing renovations to prepare it for a new tenant, and work will continue while further searches for the leak take place. Until the leak is discovered, public works ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • ‘Lift and shift` leak monitoring reduces water loss

    Veolia Water has been making use of recent developments in water leak detection technology to effectively manage water networks at an increased efficiency and lower cost. Halma Water Management"s (HWM"s) Permalog+ noise loggers have been employed by the company in a ‘lift and shift" method to quickly, easily and accurately find and repair leaks. Permalog+ noise loggers are small devices ...

  • Monitors Detect Leaks of Water Disinfection Chemicals

    PureAire Monitoring Systems has a line of economical, self-contained detection systems that alert personnel in water treatment plants to potentially hazardous leaks and releases of several common disinfection gases. Available for chlorine, chlorine dioxide and ozone, STX-PA Gas Monitors respond quickly to low level disinfectant leaks, yet are not permanently damaged by catastrophic or prolonged ...

  • Water Leaks, Termites and Mold Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses property damage from mold and termites caused by water leaks in a home or building.  “When water damage occurs, its presence can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Two Alabama water leaks finally found

    Two major water leaks have been found in the main water pipe system of Centreville, Alabama. The leaks, which the City of Centreville Water Department has been searching for all last week, has left almost 900 homes without running water, while 1,900 residents have been told to boil all their water before using it. This is just a precautionary measure, but illustrates the size of the problem. ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

  • Chicopee facing hefty bill for water leak

    A leak in an eight inch underground water pipe in Chicopee, Massachusetts could cost the city over $100,000 for the total repair costs. The leak is thought to have started at around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, 14th August but wasn’t discovered for over an hour. During this time, over 200,000 gallons of water had leaked from the pipe, damaging the gravel on the street above. Eventually parts of the ...


    By SealGuard Inc.

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