Posted by Roger Link on May 14, 2000 at 06:15:21:
In Reply to: Locating Source of underground steam and condensate lines. posted by Melvin Riego on May 13, 2000 at 11:04:02:
: We have an underground steam and condensate lines in our system. The condensate line is leaking somewhere in the line underground. Both lines are both together in a bigger pipe and sealed on both ends with a tell tail pipe at one end. A sample was taken from the leak and got about same as the pH of our clean condensate return. Its concluded that the condensate line is leaking.
: Can someone tell me if there is a gadget in locating such a leak? The underground line is 500 yards long.
: Please email me ASAP if you have any suggestions.
Mel, You might try capping the ends of the pipe and performing a high pressure air test and scan the run of pipe with an ultrasonic tester to find the leak(s). We have done this by using our UE Systems Inc. Ultraprobe 2000 detector. You might be able to find someone in your area that has this or similar equipment to perform the test for you. Good Luck.
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