Course Code: WLD
Course Description: This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge in the practices of water leak detection and correlation methods. Students will be instructed in the basics and background theory of leak detection to better utilize advanced correlation techniques. Participants will learn various methods available to identify and find leaks in locations of unaccounted for water loss in water systems. A variety of equipment will be demonstrated and used to aid students in accurately pinpointing leaks in all types of pipe materials.
Training Method: Classroom supported with computer and Field Work.
Learning Objectives: Students will gain knowledge in the practices of water leak detection and correlation methods.
The importance of leak detection
Causes and impacts of leaks
Methods for locating leaks and breaks
How to assess for leaks using correlation survey
Fundamentals of correlation for leak detection
Field issues encountered in leak detection
Types of sensors and when to use them
How to do a velocity measurement
Types of pipes and related leak correlation issues
Advanced correlation (frequency, coherence, PVC large diameter pipes, PVC repairs)
Set up for leak detection using acoustic and correlation
How to listen for a leak
Selecting and connecting the correct transducer for the pipe type
Measuring distance for the leak
Entering parameters for a correlation
Correlating a leak
Adjusting for coherence
Use of software and hardware
Who should attend: Water works operators and maintenance personnel, utilities staff and supervisors.
Course Dates 2006: Nov. 7 and 8
Course Duration: 2 days
CEU Value: 1.5
Course Location: Dryden Regional Training and Cultural Centre
[across from Dryden High School on 100 Casimir Ave.]
Course Fee: $450.00 / student for Aug session and $500 / student for Oct session
Course Instructor: Echologics