PAL 300 - Personal Automatic Leakfinder
- Extremely simple to operate
- Interactive step by step guidance
- Highest degree of automation
- Precise pinpointing of leaks
- Very fast leak location in a matter of seconds
- Advanced intelligence - built in for the operators convenience
- Compact and lightweight - for maximum portability
- Robust - for use in rough field conditions
- Unbeatable low cost / benefit ratio
The PAL-300 consists of two sensors (accelerometers) with integral
magnets. Each is placed at a suitable access point onto the
pipeline being surveyed for leakage (with the leak positioned
somewhere between the two sensors).
The easy to use on-screen step-by-step guide prompts the user to
enter the pipe diameter(s) and material(s) and the distance (along
the pipe) between the two sensors. The instrument will then 'hone
in' on any leak noise activity picked up by both sensors and will
provide a precise leak position between them, usually to within
The indicated leak position can then be verified by 'surface
listening' with the Aquascope-3 prior to excavation and repair.
GUTERMANN INTERNATIONAL has been the leading Swiss enterprise in leak detection technology
for almost 50 years. Our pipe and leak locators DETECTON, AQUASCOPE
and AQUASCAN have become a synonym for precise detection
technology. The AQUASCAN correlator series set new standards in
correlation technique, with the PAL we introduce yet a new
revolution in leak location. In the PAL we developed the
correlation technique further and integrated a sophisticated
mathematical system eliminating the need to analyze and interpret
curves, frequency spectra and other measuring data. Furthermore,
state-of-the-art communication and computer components have been
made accessible for leak location. The result is an automatic
leakfinder which is at the same time extremely easy to use and very
low priced: The new PAL.
What is a PAL ?
PAL is a new-generation automatic leakfinder, the successor of the
conventional correlators. The working principle is based on the
proven correlation technique. The two PAL sensors are placed on the
pipe on both sides of the leak (e.g. on a valve). The sensors will
pick up the leak noise, which is then processed in the PAL. Within
seconds the exact position of the leak is displayed on the PAL
PAL is super easy to operate
You don't have to worry about using the instrument incorrectly.
After switching on the PAL, everything is indicated on the display,
and from the first moment your PAL will guide you through the very
few steps of leak location - you cannot do anything wrong.
Interactive step-by-step guidance
Immediately after starting, your PAL will recognize whether the
sensors are connected and whether the transmitter is switched on.
It will then automatically guide you step by step through the short
leak location procedure. It will always indicate on the display
what you have to do and which key you have to push. Already after a
few moments the exact position of the leak will be displayed. No
curves and complicated analysis. Just simply a pipe section and the
indication, where the leak is.
Three simple inputs
For the precise leak location the PAL normally needs just three
inputs: the distance between both PAL sensors, the pipe material
and its diameter. But you do not have to key in the information.
The PAL offers on its display a selection of options and you only
have to choose and confirm the correct option. It's that easy to
Automatic evaluation of the result
As the leak calculation can sometimes be very difficult (e.g. weak
leak noise, ambient noises and vibrations on the pipe, etc.), a
complex analysis system has been built-in which constantly
calculates, verifies and evaluates in the background without ever
disturbing you while working and without you ever even noticing it.
In addition to the mere indication of the distance your PAL
therefore also offers a comment on the measurement result - in
order to inform you in case an interfering factor could impair the
accuracy and the quality of this result.
Indisputable financial advantages
The PAL is excellent value. In fact you can get a PAL for a price
the leak location market has never seen before. It hardly costs
more than a high-clas