The S30 is a leak noise amplification system that can be used to to listen at various contact points (valves, hydrants, etc.) to determine whether or not the pipe is leaking. The S30 sensor is placed at the contact point in the distribution system. When the S30 is turned on, the console amplifies the sound so that that user can hear the noise through aviator quality headphones. The analog meter on the console gives the indication of the noise intensity in the pipe and by listening at several points in the tested area, an operator can localize the general location of the leak.
The S30 System can also be used as a ground microphone. By attaching the surface ground plate to the sensor, the user can place the sensor above the pipe. The S30 can then locate the spot where the noise is the loudest and can pinpoint the location of the leak.