Leaks on pipelines and fire lines pose a particularly daunting problem for contractors and maintenance personnel. A small leak is not ever likely to surface, but it can result in enough pressure loss to fail the testing of a new pipeline or make it impossible to maintain static pressure on a fire system. Even large leaks, at sufficient depth, will remain hidden and refuse to surface or reveal their location.
Digging up a pipeline or fire line to locate a leak is an extreme and expensive undertaking that is not always successful. A small leak can exist at the bottom of a partially exposed line and yet remain hidden to excavators, rendering their considerable effort fruitless.
Using our specialized techniques and equipment, even small leaks can be accurately located at depths common to pipelines and fire lines. Sleuth Inc. can also detect minute leaks on check valves and isolation valves causing pressure loss while hiding in plain sight.