SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester model year 2019 is next gen device invented to satisfy the demand of leak loaction control on exposed geomembrane. This unique testing device is ASTM D7953 approved and meets all EU standards as well.
SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester is the most revolutionary QC device in electrical leak location. It was developed specially for testing of exposed geomembranes and in accordance with the newly published ASTM D7953 standard.
The SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester can precisely locate the holes through the liner including in the welds immediately after installation. The size of the detectable holes starts from less than 0.1mm! In event of a hole, the SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester will alert the user with an internal audio-visual alarm. It is very easy to use and does not require any expensive training unlike other methods. SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester is simply "plug & play" device. For those who would like an official training certificate issued by Sensor we do offer a one day training course where we can train as many of your operators as required.
It is Important to note that SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Testers don't interfere with each other so on one site multiple units can be used at once (refer to device manual). If required, daily productivity can be increased simply by employing more operators so your project will never be late. Our main goal was to bring our clients a QC tool which is more effective, reliable, economical, easy to use and more precise than other commonly used methods including water based systems. We are proud to say that this was achieved in every sense. SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester is made in EU. From first glance you can see and feel the quality of this product which is backed by standard EU warranty.
Our SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester can be used everywhere waterproofing is required. For example geomembranes installed at basins, ponds, tanks, leach pads, storm ponds, landfill cells, green and other flat roofs, landfill caps, tunnels, building foundations, canals and other containment facilities. It is the most technologically advanced QC tool for testing exposed geomembranes. It is capable of testing exposed non-conductive geomembrane and even geomembrane covered with geotextile! In comparison to the common holiday spark testers our Arc Tester can locate a leak in a patch repair.
What can SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester bring to you:
●Improve the quality of your geomembrane installation ●Provide clients with additional services ●Replaces your old, non-effective and time consuming water based and holiday spark testing method of leak location ●Provide the assurance of a leak-free lining system ●Provides your first step to "Zero Leaks" ●Expand your business
SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester can be used on any non-conductive geomembrane like HDPE, LLDPE, PVC, bituminous liner and other electrically insulating materials.
A grid, test lanes or other acceptable system should be used to ensure that the entire area is tested with the test probe including welds. The SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester probe attachment can be supplied with different shapes and lengths (as required by client).
Testing must be performed on geomembranes that are generally clean and dry. Small non-conductive debris can be present. There needs to be a sufficiently conductive material below the geomembrane being tested (e.g. sand, gcl, soil, clay etc).
For double lining systems comprised of two layers of geomembrane in order to make any electric method feasible a sufficiently conductive layer such as a conductive geotextile, conductive geocomposite, aluminium foil, sand, or any appropriate conductive material shall be installed under the upper / primary geomembrane. Conductive-backed geomembrane can also be used as the upper / primary geomembrane to enable the method. It is not recommended to use this equipment in wet conditions or during rain / snow fall.
For more information about method principles please see ASTM D7953-14
This methodology is not new. Over past 25 years Sensor has been using it all over the world from Africa, USA, Chile, Germany, England and the rest of Europe and Middle East. There were millions of square meters successfully tested using Arc Tester. This version of SENSOR DDS® MIT Arc Tester is its 4th generation and as with all new versions this one brings some new features. This model is developed to comply to all standards mainly ASTM D7953.
The main features of 2019 model: Increased productivity by 40% (more powerful arc) Improved Audio - Visual Alarm More robust body Long Lasting Battery - up to 10 hours of testing at one charge Lower Energy Consumption Environmental Friendly Lighter body by 20% More Powerful on wrinkles Easier to Use Ergonomic Design Waterproof and impact resistant protective case