Leak detection, as it applies to construction, has several applications and different approaches. You may need to detect for leaks in air compressor hoses, or the hydraulic cylinders on your trucks, or even the leaks in a poured concrete foundation. That said, the following information will supply you with the ability to test for all of these leaks and how to do it.
Checking for Leaks in Rubber Hoses of All Types
Leak detection in rubber hoses is rather easy.
Now that you know there's a leak in the rubber hose, you can either choose to replace the hose entirely, or use a repair kit to patch the leak. Then reinstall the hose on your equipment.
Checking for Leaks in Your Hydraulic Cylinders
Checking for leaks in hydraulic cylinders is a slightly different process. Because it is not leaking air that causes the problem in these components, but rather leaking piston oil and/or hydraulic fluid, you have to check for these kinds of leaks by checking the amount of fluid that is available. Usually, that entails filling the hydraulic fluid and/or piston oil, marking the date and time that you filled either of these fluids, and then waiting and watching what happens. If there is significant leakage of the fluid on the machine or the ground, and/or the hydraulic cylinder begins to slide or "drift" again, you have a definitive leak in the mechanisms of the cylinder. You will need to replace the cylinder completely and recycle the cylinder by sending it to a reconditioning factory or metal scrap plant.
Checking for Leaks in Poured Concrete Foundations
If the leak detection you need is meant to find leaks and cracks in a recently-poured concrete foundation, this approach uses just water to find the leaks.
Repairing the wall as you normally would is recommended, but you can also rip the wall out and re-pour it in severe cases. For more information on leak detection, contact a company like First Class Plumbing of Florida Inc.Share
27 July 2016
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