Detection Device for Concealed Gas Pipes to Ensure Work Safety

Title of I&T Wish Detection Device for Concealed Gas Pipes to Ensure Work Safety
(REF : W-0028)
Project Summary and Challenges

To detect concealed electric wires or metallic materials, there are already portable devices available in the market. However, these portable devices cannot detect a gas pipe. Concealed gas pipes are sometimes damaged by drilling or cutting machines during renovation works.

The project aims to design a portable device to detect concealed gas pipes of metallic and non-metallic materials. Connected with the power supply of a drilling/cutting machine, the device will automatically terminate the operation of the drilling/cutting machine when a concealed gas pipe is detected within the work area.

Expected Outcome To develop a device connected with the power supply of a conventional drilling/cutting machine which can cut power supply to the machine when a concealed gas pipe is detected underneath the working area.
Expected Project Duration 18 months
Contact Information

Contact Person: Mr Tsui Yu Kwok

Position: Engineer

Tel: 2808 3667

Email: samueltsui@emsd.gov.hk

Project Deliverables

Development of a portable device for detection of gas pipes concealed underneath