Correlux C-3

The Correlux C-3 correlator locates leaks in drinking water pipes. Pressurized water at the leak location creates a noise which travels out in all directions of the pipe.
This  noise  is  recorded,  amplified  and  sent  wirelessly  to  the  correlator  by  two  sensors  (piezo  microphone, hydrophone) which are attached to the pipe (e.g. valve, hydrants).
The Correlux C-3 compares both signals (correlation) and calculates the exact distance to the leakage on the basis of the delay time of the signals, the sensor spacing and the sound velocity in the pipe.

  • Easy to use with colour touch display
  • Online and offline correlation
  • Long operating time and inductive sensor charging
  • Pinpointing with multi-sensors or ground microphone
  • Perfect for plastic pipes and trunk mains
  • Multi-correlation without pipe parameter input

Online and offline correlation
The  Correlux  C-3  is  suitable  for  both  immediate measurement (online) as well as night measurement (offline). If  the  measuring  point  is  easily  accessible and is not in a danger area, then online measurement
comes  into  effect.  Power  transmitters  are  deployed in  this  case  (transmitter  and  microphone).  These transmit the live signal directly to the correlator and you receive the result immediately.
However, if the measuring point is in an area which is difficult to access or if there is lots of interference, then  you  have  the  option  to  conduct  an  offline measurement using the power transmitters or up to 8  multi-sensors.  The  multi-sensors  are  programmed accordingly  with  the  correlator  and  then  deployed.
Following  the  measurement  the  power  transmitters and multi-sensors are collected and the data can be read and evaluated by the correlator.

Further potential applications
With  the  aid  of  the  pinpointing  function  you  can now determine the exact position of the leak, either with  the  multi-sensors  or  with  a  PAM  W-2  ground microphone.  Both  options  can  be  carried  out  using the Correlux C-3; no other devices are needed.

Special features
The  correlator  housing  is  light  and  easy  to  handle.  
The colour touch display also makes it easier to use and improves the readability.
The system is charged in the transport case supplied using  wireless  inductive  charging.  This  means  that only one charging cable is needed for the complete charging of all devices.
In order to maximise the operating time of the power transmitter,  wireless  transmission  is  only  activated once the sensor is taken from the power transmitter.
A trolley attachment is available for easy transport of the Correlux C-3. This can be retrofitted at any time without tools.

Display 5.7" VGA colour display, 640 x 480 pixels
Data entry Touch display, rotary encoder with enter function
Power supply Internal lithium-ion rechargeable battery, ext. power supply 12 V DC
Operating time min. 16 hours
PC-interface USB
Connection options Sensor, hydrophone, two ext. antennas, headphones, GPS, ground microphone
Protection class IP 65
Dimensions / weight 250 x 190 x 100 mm / 1.9 kg
Correlation offline digital wireless
Correlation online analogue long range wireless
PT A / PT B power transmitters
Display Battery status, noise level
Buttons On / off
Operating time min. 12 hours
Power supply Internal rechargeable battery, inductively chargeable
Connection options Sensor, antenna
Protection class IP 65
Dimensions / weight Ø 125 x 111 mm / 0.9 kg
Correlation offline digital wireless
Correlation online analogue long-range wireless
Sensors PAM CORR
Sensors PAM CORR Piezo sensor with active amplifier
Adapter Magnet adapter
Operation temperature -20°C... +80°C
Dimensions/weight 90 x 78 mm; 0.4 kg
PAM CORR sensor
Sensor Piezo sensor with active amplifier
Adapter Magnetic adapter
Protection class IP 68
Dimension / weight 38 x 78 mm / 0.4 kg
Multi-sensors
Sensor Integrated piezo sensor with active amplifier
Adapter Magnetic adapter
Operating time min. 16 hours
Power supply Internal rechargeable battery,  inductively chargeable
Protection class IP 68
Dimension / weight Ø 45 x 115 mm / 0.4 kg
Correlation offline digital wireless