Spotlight: Gas & Water Leak Detection

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

The Hykron Leak Listening System detects acoustic leak noise as it travels through water and the pipe wall – it can be detected by listening at valves, hydrants or any available fitting on the pipe. Leak noise is detected in the pipe wall via a highly sensitive, built-in electronic sensor. Listening is conducted using the headphones with an extension rod and magnetic attachment. This entry-level system provides state-of-the-art electronics for improved signal to noise ratio. The Hykron’s low cost, sensitive acoustics, easy operation, durable construction and alkaline battery with easy field replacement make it an ideal tool for a water crew’s standard tool chest. It comes packaged in a convenient carry case with: handheld electronic sensor; amplifier with belt attachment; extension rods; magnet attachment; and high quality headphones. 800.633.7246,

Crowcon Detection Instruments

Crowcon’s new portable Gas-Pro is designed with confined space workers and fleet managers in mind. Offering detection of up to five gases in a compact and rugged solution, Gas-Pro has an easy to read top mount display combining ease of use with user-focused features. The optional internal pump, activated with the flow plate, takes the pain out of pre-entry testing and allows Gas-Pro to be worn in either pumped or diffusion modes. 800.527.6926,

The HL6000X quickly locates water leaks on any pipe material. Highly sensitive piezo microphones and radio transmitters guarantee fast and accurate analysis. With the sensors attached to the pipe, valve or hydrants, any leak sound is amplified and transmitted to the correlator main controller. The HL6000X compares both signals (correlation) and calculates the distance to the leak. Features include automatic and manual calculations for faster, more accurate locates under all conditions; radio power for maximum range; headphone connection at transmitter; graphic and numeric display for fast pre-location; large, high-contrast VGA display with optimal visibility in any light condition; and internal 10 trace memory and PC software for hardcopy and archiving. 800.638.7682,