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Title: Method and means of passive detection of leaks in buried pipes

Abstract

A method and means for passive detection of a leak in a buried pipe containing fluid under pressure includes a plurality of acoustic detectors that are placed in contact with the pipe. Noise produced by the leak is detected by the detectors, and the detected signals are correlated to locate the leak. In one embodiment of the invention two detectors are placed at different locations to locate a leak between them. In an alternate embodiment two detectors of different waves are placed at substantially the same location to determine the distance of the leak from the location.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Woodridge, IL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
863984
Patent Number(s):
4289019
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; means; passive; detection; leaks; buried; pipes; leak; pipe; containing; fluid; pressure; plurality; acoustic; detectors; placed; contact; noise; produced; detected; signals; correlated; locate; embodiment; locations; alternate; waves; substantially; location; determine; distance; alternate embodiment; detected signal; containing fluid; detected signals; passive detection; pipe containing; /73/702/708/

Citation Formats

Claytor, Thomas N. Method and means of passive detection of leaks in buried pipes. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Claytor, Thomas N. Method and means of passive detection of leaks in buried pipes. United States.
Claytor, Thomas N. Thu . "Method and means of passive detection of leaks in buried pipes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863984.
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title = {Method and means of passive detection of leaks in buried pipes},
author = {Claytor, Thomas N.},
abstractNote = {A method and means for passive detection of a leak in a buried pipe containing fluid under pressure includes a plurality of acoustic detectors that are placed in contact with the pipe. Noise produced by the leak is detected by the detectors, and the detected signals are correlated to locate the leak. In one embodiment of the invention two detectors are placed at different locations to locate a leak between them. In an alternate embodiment two detectors of different waves are placed at substantially the same location to determine the distance of the leak from the location.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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