ULTRASONIC LEAK DETECTOR –
Applications of ultrasonic devices:
leak and classify leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems and reduce your energy costs
you can monitor the condition of your equipment, machines and determine the optimal maintenance time
you can look for leaks in windows, doors, vehicles, parts, and enclosed spaces to meet quality requirements
find signs of partial discharge of electrical equipment or insulation faults to ensure safe operation
use to test steam lines, save energy, reduce vapor loss and steam system failures
LEAK DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION Detect and classify leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems and reduce the energy costs for your compressed air system by up to 30 percent. TIGHTNESS TESTING Identify leaks in windows, doors, vehicles, components and containers and ensure compliance with specified quality requirements. DETECTION OF PARTIAL DISCHARGES Increase your operation safety and find electrical partial electrical discharges and insulation damage.
Ultrasonic Leak Detection Benefits –
With energy costs skyrocketing the importance of implementing a leak detection and repair program for your compressed-air system becomes readily apparent. Especially once you consider that compressed air on average is about 10% of your electricity bill. Add a leak or several air leaks and your electricity bill can go through the ceiling.
Compressed air leakage is the major contributor to energy loss in compressed air systems. A typical plant may lose up to 30% of its compressed air through poorly maintained pipe joints, fittings, couplings, and equipment.
Since air leaks often get progressively worse over time, it is entirely possible that you have not correlated your rising electricity bill to a compressed air leak(s). In fact, you might have blamed your service provider erroneously.
While actively listening for air leaks is your first line of defense, this method has a small degree of effectiveness. The human ear has limitations, especially in a noisy environment. It is generally accepted that leaks up to 6 scfm can go undetected by the human ear.
Our technicians use state-of-the-art ultrasonic leak detectors. These detectors transform leak sounds so that leaks that were previously undetectable are clearly audible. Once we find the leaks, we will record, tag, and quantify them for you.
Where to do we typically find leaks?
Aging pipework (corroded joints and take off points)
Flange connectors (gaskets and pipe dope that need replacing)
Fittings (worked loose)
Flexible hoses (cuts and splits due to wear and tear)
Couplings (damaged seals)
Pneumatic components including tools, valves, and actuators.