Pipe Tracing

Pipe Tracing Service

The initial step to find a water leak would be identifying the extent of the water system. This involves starting at the meter/stopcock and tracing the water line to all of its end points. We do this by using signal induction and pulse wave generators, it can be carried out when the line is live and it will not affect the clients water supply. On completion of this we can start on steptesting the system.

Finding your water main
Do you need to tap into the water main but you are not sure where it is? We can find the water main for you and save you time and money from digging in hope that you will get lucky.

Pipe tracing: Our Methods
We can trace different types of pipes using the following methods:

Metal Pipes
We induce a small electrical current on the pipe with a generator (Genny) and detect the signal using a C.A.T (cable avoidance tool).

Plastic Pipes
We transmit pulses along the pipe using a PWG (Pulse Wave Generator) or Transonde. The pulses create a vibration that can then be located acoustically using a ground microphone.

Alternatively, we can feed a flexitrace into the pipe and use the Genny to energize the tip of the coil – this can be picked up by the C.A.T.