Global warming has led to drastic shifts in climatic conditions and floods are becoming more common in several countries across the globe. When nature unleashes her fury, this treasured resource can play havoc, cause extensive damage and can be the reason for vast monetary losses. Excessive water leakage in structures can lead to their deterioration and natural calamities such as flooding can devastate entire cities. Water seepage into an electronic or electrical circuit can lead to a complete crash of the system. Modern-day businesses such as heavy industries and the communication sector rely very heavily on electricity and a breakdown can mean extensive economic loss.
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How Water Leak Detection Systems Help
The saving grace is that there are numerous leak detection systems that can help in water-leak detection. Water seepage through walls or from under carpets can literally creep up on you and you may not notice it till it is too late. Water pipes, drip trays, air conditioning units, water tanks and concealed water systems can overflow at times and lead to infrastructure damage. It is not too difficult for businesses to prevent such issues from going out of hand. The key lies in early detection. Water-leak detection alarms and systems can be fitted strategically in zones such as these. The visual or audible alerts that they are connected to help in detecting leaks and the problem can be nipped in the bud.
Different Types Of Leak Detection Systems To Choose From
Certain leak-detection systems are also remotely connected to shut-off systems that turn off the water valve in case of a leak and no human intervention is necessitated. There could be several situations where the staff may be far removed from the trouble spot and these automated systems are excellent for settings such as these. The equipment could either be powered directly though the electrical mains or a battery. There are a variety of devices that you can choose from. A spot probe is an optical-detection device that detects any out-of-the-ordinary changes in water levels in drip trays. Sonic detectors that are connected to water pipes can detect leaks and work on the vibration or sound variation concept.
If the area that has to be covered is larger, a detection cable can be used. It affords wider coverage and the minute it encounters any leak, the alarm is set-off. The adjustable cable is a handy tool as simply wiping the wire resets the detector. These sensors are remotely connected to alerting systems like wall-mounted alarms. These, in turn are connected to LED outputs that light-up brightly the minute a leak is detected. The vintage desktop buzzer is another option. Technological advances have now brought in the SMS alerting service. The leak-detection system sends out an SMS alert in case a problem is detected. So, get one of these modern contraptions today and prevent your finances from getting washed-out.
This article has been written on behalf of CMR Electrical who design and manufacture many different products such as water leak detection equipment.