The Sahara® Leak Location System is a patented and proven system that accurately detects and locate leaks in pipelines of any material with a diameter over 100mm (4”). Surveys of up to 2000m are possible in live, potable water mains, without disruption of supply to customers.
Over 2500 Sahara® Leak Location surveys have been completed with more than 1700 leaks located within the UK. The Sahara System accurately locates leaks to within 0.5m and will identify leaks as small as 1 litre/hour up to the largest leak located at 5Mld. This gives pipeline operators the information needed to assess the need for remedial action and, where necessary, to make cost effective repairs with minimum disruption.
The Sahara System is so accurate that it is used annually by several Water Companies to survey Critical Mains, where a risk of failure would cause a catastrophic incident.
The Sahara® Leak Location System is currently being trialed to detect and locate leaks in pressurised sewer mains, an area where pipe failure regularly causes disruption. Inspecting these mains may allow repairs to be made before minor problems escalate and create serious environmental impact.