Leak Detection Equipment Installation
Fuel leak detection equipment is installed around diesel fuel tanks, diesel generators, fuel piping, and other devices to sense when hydrocarbons are present. Depending on the specifics of the generator room, sometimes diking off an area to contain the liquids may be necessary, to ensure that any leaks that arise are kept in a small area so that they can be cleaned up and controlled. Leak detection equipment also needs to be powered from an electrical panel that is backed by an emergency generator or on some type of emergency circuit.
LionHeart Critical Power Specialists have the resources to provide you with leak detection equipment of all kinds, including diesel fuel leak detectors. We will complete comprehensive leak detection equipment installation to keep you safe and alerted to harmful toxins.
How Does Leak Detection Equipment Work?
Leak detection equipment is unlike the gas alarm or smoke detectors we have in our homes to sense parts per million levels of natural gas, propane, and other dangerous gases such as butane, methane, carbon monoxide. If residential leak detection is your need, we can purchase all kinds of combustible fuel leak detectors from Home Depot to keep our families safe.
Since we need to worry about explosive gases and toxic gas around our homes, the importance of detecting natural gas leaks from the gas lines or gas pipes is becoming more important each day, and there is gas detection equipment and carbon monoxide detectors available to address these commercial needs.
What is the Best Fuel Leak Detector?
Leak detection equipment comes in various styles and configurations. Some use a rope like cable which senses that hydrocarbons are present, and the detector measures enough to trigger an audible alarm. Other leak detection equipment will create a dike around the generator, blocking off any floor drains. For example, a diesel fuel leak detector installation specialist will find the low point in the room to install a float switch which activates whenever fluid fills the containment area. This then triggers the audible alarm at the leak detection module.
The best leak detector is one that quickly signals to the building engineer or security staff that a leak is present and needs immediate attention, and also one that contains any fuel leak as best as possible.
LionHeart implements high quality products from TraceTek by Raychem and Perma-Pipe, but the specifics of the installation will be custom tailored to your application, location, and facility. Some leak detection monitoring devices even have the ability to include alarm contacts for integration to your Building Automation System (BAS).
How Do You Detect a Fuel Leak?
A leak is detected when the cable senses a hydrocarbon liquid on the sensing rope/cable and sends a signal to the leak detecting module. Leak detection probes can also be utilized with the dike system to contain the fuel leak, should one occur, and alarm the leak detecting module.
When using the sensing cables, they will become damaged when a hydrocarbon liquid comes into contact with the rope, and the section of cable will need to be replaced with new cable. As professional providers of diesel fuel leak detectors and related detection equipment, LionHeart will supply spare cables with each installation so that cable sections can be replaced in the event that fuel or oil contacts the leak detection sensing cable. Our services are designed to detect leaks and prevent dangerous situations, but also to keep your operations running efficiently.
Why is Leak Detection Equipment Installation Recommended?
When LionHeart receives a request for leak detection installation, the majority originate from a building insurance audit from companies such as FM Global. The installation of a diesel fuel leak detector or other recommended equipment will typically lead to lower building insurance costs or appoint credits upon your insurance review. The system can also help you quickly identify leaks within the hoses, fuel piping, and fuel tanks within your facility. Fuel leaks that are left unattended for any period of time can cause extreme amounts of damage and financial costs for cleanup and repair efforts, which is why identifying any leak very early will save time and money when the system is activated.
Often, these leak detection installation requests are accompanied by recommendations for installation of stainless-steel braided fuel lines to replace rubber hoses and a temperature actuated fuel shutoff valve. Each of these items can work together to minimize the risk to your facility from a fuel leak on the generator system. Doing so can help give you, your staff, and your insurance company peace of mind knowing that 24 hours per day, seven days per week, your diesel fuel system and generator are monitored for leaks.
How to Save with LionHeart
LionHeart can address each risk concerns within a single project or, we can separate them individually based on your needs and specific application.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fines and fees, cleanup crews, and repairs to equipment can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars. Additionally, the longer a leak is left unattended, the more expensive the project becomes, in addition the expense incurred by the loss of product (diesel fuel) that will need to be replenished.
Depending on the scope of the leak, rental fuel tanks or generators with temporary fuel piping may be required to keep the critical electrical loads, normally backed up by the generator, supported by a second source. Head off the expense of a leak with professional diesel fuel leak detector equipment installation from LionHeart.