Cavitation occurs in the regions of flow where the local pressure declines below the saturated vapor pressure of the liquid. A standardized way to detect the transition from a non-cavitation to a cavitation regime is to employ microphone detection of the sound emitted near the area of cavitation appearance. We have developed an alternative and simple piezoelectric detection method to observe the cavitation threshold. The new method allows easier and faster cavitation detection without the need for special digital filters or signal approximation curves, which are usually used with the detection method prescribed by the standard. New technique eliminates the effect of an industrial environment’s noise, removes the subjectivity of the operator and enables a more detailed observation of the cavitation phenomenon. We have developed and tested this method, also including comparison with the existing standardized technique, on the reference test orifice plate and on a chosen control valve.