Spotlight: Gas & Water Leak Detection

July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7
The Heath AQUA-SCOPE water leak detector.

Products from Heath Consultants, EZ-Drill, Aries Industries, Moffatt Enterprises, Fluid Conservation Systems, ADS, Crowcon, Vivax-Metrotech and SubSurface Instruments.

Heath Consultants

The Heath AQUA-SCOPE water leak detector is an instrument which amplifies the frequencies (sound waves) generated by a water leak. Operators find that the AQUA-SCOPE allows maximum freedom of movement and superior sensitivity of the audio and visual signals, thereby improving on the detection and pinpointing of leaks from the surface. The AQUA-SCOPE allows an operator to choose between the ground and direct contact microphones to detect sonic frequencies. Electronic circuitry within the water detector amplifies the sound of the water leak and the operator interprets the differences in signal strength to localize the leak for fast pinpointing. 800-HEATH-US, www.heathus.com

EZ-Drill

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E-Z Drill offers a vertical drill tailored to gas utility companies. The Model 20 UTL saves valuable time and money by allowing companies to pinpoint the site of a gas leak without tearing out a significant stretch of roadway. Using the Model 20 UTL, utility companies can drill through the road surface in periodic intervals to check for gas, narrowing the potential leak area to a stretch between holes that would need to be removed for repair work, rather than destroying a much longer length of road. The standard 18-inch drill depth can be modified based on needs, with depths customized to several feet deep. Drill bit diameter ranges from 5/8 inch to 2 1/2 inches. A minimum of 100 cfm compressed air is required for operating the drill. Quick coupler air fittings make short work of repairs, and a quick-release bit guide saves time. Designed for ultimate maneuverability, the Model 20 UTL weighs just 207 pounds and is supported by a 29-inch wheelbase. The ergonomic design helps reduce many back injuries associated with hand drilling. 800.272.0121www.ezdrill.com