How To Fix Leaks In Industrial Facilities?

Industrial plants are often subject to leakage problems in fluid systems. A small leak that is neglected can become the source of a huge loss. Hence the reason to pay close attention and, in case of a leak, to work quickly to solve the leak. How do you manage these famous leaks?

Preliminary actions to be taken


In order to solve a leak in an industrial installation, it is necessary to carry out some preliminary activities. These activities include

  • Detection of the origin of the leak
  • Prioritization of leaks
  • Resorption itself.

Detection of the leak

The detection will consist, first of all, of inspecting the possible fluid leaks thanks to a simple visual check. It can be liquid that oozes out or a plate formation on the floor. Bubble testing is another method of inspecting for possible leakage sources. This method involves the application of a surfactant to the fitting layers to see if bubbles are produced in the event of a leak.

Airborne ultrasonic testing is used on gas piping systems. It uses an airborne ultrasonic measuring device. The methods are innumerable and can be complementary when the leak is difficult to detect. All these tricks are better mastered and are the experts.

Prioritization of leaks

Prioritizing leaks means dealing with the most dangerous leaks before the least important ones. The team cannot deal with all leaks at once. Therefore, it is important to list them in order of importance. Leaks that are considered dangerous are acid leaks and leaks of harmful and accident-prone gases. These leaks should be repaired as a priority.

Solutions to leaks in industrial facilities


After the preliminary actions, the repair can be started according to the different possible solutions. This is the actual repair of the leakage problem.

A leak in a fitting

In case of a leak on a fitting, an anti-leak tape is needed. Simply roll the tape in a spiral, covering half of the previous layer with each turn. The tape should extend 5 cm beyond the exact location of the leak. This technique is most effective when the leak is in a pipe or in a defective weld.

It is true that the nature of the intervention will depend in part on the different types of industries that have recorded the leaks concerned, but home-made tricks are not negligible. In this situation, the leak can also be sealed with leak-proof sealant. This product is very appreciated for its resistance to high temperatures. It works on many materials, as does the anti-leak tape.

A copper pipe leak

With a copper pipe, sealing is fairly simple and involves two possibilities. The first possibility is to seal the leak with rubber and a hose clamp. The second possibility is to use a piece of soft plastic instead of rubber at the leak and try to hold it in place with the clamp.

What to do after the emergency intervention?


To avoid possible occupational hazards, most of the work should be done by experts. The methods available to everyone will only serve to delay damage and save fluid. If you are not experienced, there is a greater risk of aggravating the leak.

The installations must be well done so that they remain watertight for a very long time. It will still be necessary to choose the right expert in repairing various leakage problems in industrial facilities. This applies right from the selection of the industrial building construction professional in question.

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Save Water

The Perfect Guide For Water Saving At Home.

The average household uses roughly 94 liters of water per day, per person, and very little of it is actually for our drinking consumption. We mostly use this vital resource to wash ourselves, our clothes and our belongings, and also to flush our toilets. This article looks at ways where we can cut down on our water wastage:

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Save Water.

1. Take a shower instead of a bath

A bath uses over 100 liters of water, that will eventually be evacuated. While long, luxurious bubble baths can be fun, and in some cases, even essential for our peace of mind, try to minimize them. Instead, opt for a short shower. In addition to saving water, you use less energy because you need to heat less water.


2. Use an economical shower head

An energy-saving showerhead consumes 6 liters per minute, or even less if you’re efficient under the shower (it rinses well even if it consumes less).


3. Flush less water down the toilet

The toilet uses the most water in the house. To save water, you can replace the flush with a two-button flush. A small one for small pees (3 liters) and a large one for big pees (6 liters). This requires buying a new flush.

4. Fix Any Leaks

To determine if there are leaks in the house, read the water meter at night before going to bed (do not run the washing machine or dishwasher that night, nor get up to pee) and compare the value with that of the following day. Usually, the numbers should be the same. If they are not, there is a leak. The only thing to do is to identify where the leak is.


5. Don’t let the water run unnecessarily

If you wash your dishes by hand, leaving the water running can consume up to 200 liters per dish. It is more economical to fill both bowls in the sink.

Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth. You can also use a cup, and this will save you about 10 liters.

Turn off the water in the shower when soaping up. Every minute without water saves several liters.

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Always close the tap.


6. Choose water-saving appliances

If you are a homeowner, fitting your shower with a thermostatic mixer is a good idea. The hot water comes out faster and you save a few liters of water per shower.

When you buy big appliances (washing machines, dishwashers…), pay attention to their water consumption. The best dishwashers use less than 10 liters of water per cycle (the consumption is written on the energy label, even if it is water). And of course, you should only run them when they are full.

7. Water sparingly

You can also save water in the garden:

Replace the garden hose with a watering can;

Waterless often but for more extended periods to allow the soil to become deeply moistened. Rotating watering with alternating jets allows for “soft” watering too.

Make sure that the soil is loose enough and worked. This allows for more efficient watering since water runs off on a compacted soil;

in the vegetable garden or in the flower beds, cover the soil between the plants with straw, grass clippings, leaves, etc., to help retain water;

water in the evening to avoid waste due to evaporation (it is warmer during the day) and evapotranspiration (steam released by plants).

8. Use rainwater

Drinking water is only necessary for 5% of our water consumption, and for the rest, we can use rainwater. Depending on the use (toilet, washing machine, shower, or even kitchen), the level of filtration will be different. You should find out beforehand so as not to make any mistakes. This advice is only for homeowners…

Water is essential, so use it wisely. Let us know in the comments what you do at home to avoid water wastage…