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>> DOUG: Trilithic’s leakage detection system consisting of the Seeker, Seeker D, the MCA
III, the LAW Server software does a really good job of locating leaks, putting dots on
the map, providing work orders but the technician still has to go to that specific location,
find the impairment that is causing the leak and fix it.
We have come up with some additional tools that can help him perform that task, namely
antennas. Both the Seeker and the Seeker D have the
ability to use different antenna types. The Seeker comes with the rubber duck antenna,
which is a good antenna for use in handheld mode.
It has some directional capability. Sometimes it is better to hold it horizontally.
You will be able to better fine tune where the leak is coming from.
The Seeker D also has rubber duck antennas. There are actually two.
One for the low frequency, one for the high frequency.
For the analog Seeker we also have a couple of different sizes of di-pole antennas, which
you can use to help better locate the leak. For the Seeker D we have a new Yagi antenna
and for high frequency leaks this is almost a must-have.
It just does an excellent job of pinpointing where on the plant that leak is.
It is ideal for finding hard line leaks, leaks in amplifiers.
You can use this vertically or horizontally. Once you use this you probably will not want
to give it back. It really does that good of a job.
Once you have located the leak we also have another device, it is called the near-field
probe. It is not an antenna per se, what this does
is it detects the change in the magnetic field caused by the energy of the leak.
So, where would I use this? In a high frequency leak say for a Seeker
D. If I know it is on an amp somewhere, I can
run this probe around the perimeter of the amp and find exactly where that leak energy
is radiating out. I can use it with the Seeker in an analog
leak. If I know the leak is coming from a pedestal
or a tap but I do not know which connection is causing that leak, I can use this probe
to pinpoint exactly where that impairment is and correct it.
All of these extra tools are really relatively inexpensive and can save the technician a
lot of time in finding the thing, then they can repair it.