Trotec presents new leak detection program at IFAT 2010

TROTEC at the IFAT 2010 trade fair

September proved to be yet another busy month for TROTEC. This time we were at the IFAT ENTSORGA 2010 in Munich, which is highly regarded as being the leading international trade fair for environmental technology.

The fair, with its focus set firmly on water, waste water and waste and raw material management, attracted approximately 110,000 visitors from a total of over 185 different countries. During the 5-day event, which lasted from 13 – 17 September, 2,730 exhibitors from 49 countries rose to the opportunity to showcase their most prized products and the latest in cutting-edge technology in their own individual fields. One of the many innovative initiatives which caused quite a stir at this much-acclaimed venue was the state-of-the-art measuring technology program for leak detection in drinking water systems which we at TROTEC took great pride in presenting exclusively. The LD-series is based on the principle of combined detection, using acoustic and pressure sensors to systematically locate possible leaks. The program is made up of the following individual components:

  • The LD5L wireless data logger, which is positioned in the respective pipe system in order to constantly measure the sound level before transmitting the data it has collected to a passing measuring vehicle.
  • The LD5DL pressure data logger, which monitors the pressure status in water supplies both quickly and reliably. The high sampling rate of up to ten measurements per second enables the logger to record even the smallest of pressure surges before storing the data for later assessment and analysis using the software included in the scope of delivery.
  • The LD20PC multifunctional correlator, which is designed to pinpoint any possible leaks in pressure lines. The device registers the impact sound at different points in the pipe network and is then able to detect the exact position of the leak by comparing the length of time which has elapsed between echoes.
  • The LD 6000 combi detector, which is designed expressly for mobile leak detection and the acoustic location of water pipes. The device, which is the first of its kind worldwide, is excellently suited for versatile use as a means for mapping out routes, narrowing down the possible position of a leak or for pinpointing leaks accurately and reliably. When used in combination with the LD 6000 H2 hydrogen sensor, the combi detector can also be employed to detect leaks using trace gas. The optionally available LD-PULS pulse wave generator, which can be used to detect the position of non-metallic pressure water pipes, rounds off this package admirably.

This means that TROTEC now offers a complete and comprehensive program designed to assess the condition of drinking water systems for water suppliers and metrological service providers alike.

The reaction among experts and professionals can only be termed as extremely positive. The specialists responsible for pipework infrastructure in town councils , local authorities and large industrial areas showed great interest in this new product series which has been designed specially with the intention of making their job easier and even more efficient.

If you want to find out more about the measuring devices in the LD-series visit our product catalog!

Trotec exhibitor at NordBau Trade Fair in Neumünster

Trotec at the NordBau Trade Fair 2010

This year the 55th (!) annual NordBau Trade Fair, the long-standing international venue which not only attracts  a huge amount of interest from local companies and members of the local community but also from exhibitors and visitors from all over the globe, opened its gates in Neumünster from 02 -07 September. The event brought representatives from the building trade together with professional visitors, home builders and prospective house buyers, providing them with a platform to enter into dialogue and find out more about the latest building trends and traditional construction methods – quite simply everything in and around the field of building design and construction.

The organisers’ concept of bringing architects, builders’ merchants and countless other members of the building trade and interested members of the public and the commercial sector together proved once again to be resounding success. Over 900 exhibitors from 15 countries took hold of this unique opportunity to showcase their specialist portfolios and present their products and services to over 70,000 visitors. The topics which ranked high in the exhibitors’ and public’s interest this year were well-being, energy efficiency and sustainability.

TROTEC was among the companies at the Nordbau fair that were keen to take advantage of this chance to present their comprehensive product portfolios. The professional products from TROTEC span the fields of indoor climatisation, heating and ventilation, building drying, air purification and measuring technology with each area offering an impressive number of substantial solutions with regard to maximizing energy efficiency. Did you know, for example, that by carrying out drying during the building phase you too could save a significant sum of money which you would otherwise have to fork out for energy costs in the long run? Or that infrared cameras can be employed to detect defects in a building’s insulation, thus uncovering your home or flat’s weak spots, which can invariably cost you the owner, or you the tenant, a small fortune in energy and utility bills?

So now that you have read about the fair and learnt more about the interesting opportunities which such a splendid platform offers a variety of people from trade, industry and the public sector to meet and exchange ideas and information in and around the building sector, perhaps you would like to make a note of the date of the Nordbau 2011 Trade Fair, which is on from 08 – 13 September 2011.

…We for one will be there for sure!