Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection

Product Focus: Location and Leak Detection

Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200

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Electronic Leak Detection

Hermann Sewerin GmbH SeCorrPhon AC 200

The SeCorrPhon AC 200 from Hermann Sewerin GmbH combines the characteristics of a correlator with acoustic water leak detection, meaning prelocation, pinpointing and correlation in one single system. It includes an easy-to-read measurement value display and automated filter selection. It is based on the tried and tested housing and hardware concept of the AQUAPHON A 200. Each is ideal for use for leak detection across all sections, materials, diameters and lengths of pipelines. Numerous additional functions are also available for complex location scenarios. 888-592-9916;

Mueller Water Products EchoShore-DX

The EchoShore-DX leak monitoring system from Mueller Water Products has expanded to include the new valve-based sensors to complement the existing hydrant-based leak detection system. Both sensors are rugged and non-invasive, and they work together seamlessly. Ramp up your reliability with up to 10-year battery life and 5G network compatibility. Get coverage where you need it, and detect, locate and monitor leaks before they form. 800-423-1323;

Electronic Line Locators

General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye Hot Spot

The Gen-Eye Hot Spot pipe locator and transmitter from General Pipe Cleaners makes locating pipes and utilities easy. The locator’s total field antenna and on-screen icons lead the user right to the target, without a long learning curve. Whether an experienced pro or a first-time user, the user can quickly locate inspection cameras, sondes, active power lines and utility lines with pinpoint accuracy. Rated at IP65, the locator can withstand a 3-foot drop, is dustproof, dirtproof and water-resistant. The powerful 5-watt Hot Spot transmitter, in tandem with the locator, makes finding buried utilities quick and easy. More power means more signal to locate. Choose one of four frequencies to best suit the application. 800-245-6200; 

Hathorn Inspection Cameras Rycom SnapTRACK

To complement their suite of inspection cameras, Hathorn Inspection Cameras distributes the multifrequency SnapTRACK locator. Made by Rycom, it comes configured with the industry standard 512hz sonde-locating frequency right out of the box. It works in tandem with the camera reels’ built-in 512 Hz high-power sonde. If there is a problem in the pipe, using the locator above ground can help the operator to pinpoint the location of the camera and any issues that it has identified. The locator features weatherproof buttons. Weighing in at only 2.2 pounds, it is easy to handle on the job. 866-428-4676;

MyTana Complete Pipe Locator Package

MyTana bundles the MT 512+ Locator and LineFinder Transmitter in a convenient Complete Pipe Locator Package to give expanded locating capabilities beyond detecting 512 Hz signals from sondes and inspection camera transmitters. The MT 512+ has multifrequency support and multiple operating modes for a wide range of applications. With the LineFinder Transmitter it can trace signals along buried utilities, cast iron pipes and more with a minimum of interference – while maintaining the ability to continue locating past faults and around conduit bends. The locator/receiver has a large digital display with real-time graphic and audio indicators. Both products are powered by a long-lasting lithium-ion battery. 800-328-8170;

RapidView IBAK North America 3D GeoSense

Included in all IKAS Evolution bundles from RapidView IBAK North America is a system that provides the power to map mainline and lateral pipelines with accuracy and speed. Starting from the mainline sewer, the 3D GeoSense sensor tracks the movement of the camera as it travels through the lateral, capturing distance, position, and depth in three-dimensional space. The XYZ coordinates can be determined when the camera is moving both forwards and backwards, immediately providing the operator a real-life site plan with the width, length and elevation data of the lateral being inspected. This data can then be exported directly into all common sewer data formats and is compatible with other sewer software. The NANO, ORION, POLARIS and ORPHEUS 2.0 cameras all have the option of having the 3D GeoSense sensor installed. This powerful tool opens up new options for acquiring and using positional data for underground utilities. 800-656-4225;

RIDGID SeekTech R-24LE 

The RIDGID SeekTech SR-24LE is a precision utility locating receiver with integrated GPS and Bluetooth Low Energy technology for easy integration with smartphones, tablets and high-precision GPS instruments for real-time location coordination via the RIDGIDtrax App. Its omnidirectional antennas capture the complete signal field, making it easy to acquire the signal and trace its path. The receiver maps the utility’s position and direction on its display for an intuitive locating experience. Audio and visual warnings notify the operator if the shape of the signal field is being distorted so action can be taken to avoid mismarking the utility’s position. Equipped with the 18-volt battery adapter, it is ready to be powered with a RIDGID 18-volt battery (not included) for long-lasting power in the field. It also has a foldable mast for easy transport and storage. 800-769-7743;

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 RTK

The UtiliGuard 2 RTK receiver from Subsite Electronics was designed as a simple, easy-to-operate utility locating tool for operators locating, mapping and capturing underground utilities. It utilizes survey-grade technology and features dual-band antennas to provide operators with reliable positioning data with centimeter-grade accuracy. Its precision helps when locating abandoned and untracked utilities that are difficult to pinpoint. By quickly verifying the utilities installed, operators efficiently tailor bids to match job site needs, as well as gain insight into the underground infrastructure to avoid cross bores during future projects. The receiver provides locate crews with integrated data capture, GPS positioning and an intuitive user interface to improve work quality and maximize locate awareness. By downloading the MyUtiliGuard application, operators simplify and streamline how they capture, map and share data. 800-846-2713;

Vivax-Metrotech vLoc3 RTK-Pro

The vLoc3 RTK-Pro receiver from Vivax-Metrotech adds RTK GNSS accuracy to a utility locator. Using the internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator can connect to an NTRIP RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. By utilizing these corrections, the operator can collect both utility location data and the utility’s geographical location with survey-grade accuracy. It is designed for all operator levels, utilizing user-friendly and intuitive locate screens. Operators confirm the utility data with the press of a button and align the electronic spirit level to store data. All field data is sent to the cloud and retained in the receiver’s onboard storage for review and exporting to mapping programs. 800-446-3392;

I&I Detection


The SLiiCER software suite from ADS puts the power and control of I&I studies directly in users’ hands, providing a trusted and complete I&I evaluation solution. It makes it easy to evaluate the entire collection system as a single, end-to-end, interrelated entity, tracking down I&I to guide rehabilitation programs, eliminate overflows, and validate results. Seamless integration to the PRISM platform provides greater flexibility for collection engineers and managers to interactively see and evaluate relationships between multiple factors that impact I&I. It automatically calculates wet and dry weather sewer flow parameters, with visualization in a variety of graphical displays, including Dry Day Hydrographs, Storm Event Hydrographs, and Q-vs-i graphs, along with the ability to control settings and vary assumptions. 877-237-9585;

Smoke Locators

Cherne Smoke Fluid

Cherne Smoke Fluid is a simple-to-use smoke testing system that produces thick, dense smoke to effectively identify inflow. Easy to pour and regulate, it is constructed with a Briggs and Stratton engine that has the ability to generate airflow up to 3,679 cubic feet per minute. Built with virtually indefinite store life, it can be used with traditional smoke candles or liquid smoke. It is available for purchase in three size variations: 1- and 5-gallon totes and 55-gallon drums. 800-843-7584;

Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2

The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a clean-out, and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving an odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

Superior Signal Smoke Fluid Systems

Smoke Fluid Systems from Superior Signal are used to find faults and sources of surface water inflow in collections systems. Smoke fluid is both high-quality and economically priced. Blowers are engineered for smoke testing, using a double-insulated heating chamber with stainless steel injector to maximize dry smoke output and produce quality, liquid-based smoke. Blowers can be configured to work with Superior Smoke Candles. 800-945-8378;


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