Where can leakages occur?
The uncanny leaks are the most occurring maintenance issues that can appear in any part of the system. Such kinds of leaks require proper detection of the location of the leak and a repair.
Although leakage can occur in any part of the system, generally, the most common problem areas are:
Fittings, tubes, hoses, and coupling: Push-to-lock and tubes are among various typical problems.
Open condensate traps: Improperly operating dirty seals and solenoids are often major problem areas.
Regulators, lubricators, and filters: Improper installation can also cause such leakage.
Disconnects: Maybe O-rings are missing to complete the sealing.
Shut-off and control valves: Worn packing of the stem can also cause leakage.
Point of use devices: Poorly maintained or old tools can have several internal leaks.
Thread sealants: Improperly applied or incorrect thread sealants can result in leaks.
Flanges: Missing welds are among a common problem.
Consider using the highest quality materials besides applying them according to the instructions.
- Pipe joints: If welds are missing, they can also trigger this kind of leakage.
- Cylinder rod packing: If packing materials are worn out, they can cause leakage.
Why ultrasonic detectors for leakage detection?
Since air leakages are nearly invisible, so we devise other ways to see them. The best method to find leakages is using an ultrasonic leakage detector, which can sense the high-frequency sounds of the compressed air leakages. These portable devices include directional microphones, audio filters, and amplifiers, and most have either earphones or visual indicators to detect the leakages.
Ultrasonic leakage detection is nowadays the most predominant form of leakage detection. Due to its efficient built-up, it adapts to several leakage detection situations. The principle of this leak detection is more than superficial. The leak moves from a high-pressure laminar flow towards low-pressure turbulence in a vacuum or pressure leak. This disturbance causes a noise that usually has inaudible frequencies; hence the human ears cannot detect them. The ultrasonic leakage detector converts these inaudible noise signals to audible ones while ignoring the loud background noise with the help of audio filters. So, you can hear leakages with the use of wireless headsets even at the noisiest places.
The benefits of ultrasonic leak detection include speed, versatility, and ease of use. Moreover, it provides the ability to find a wide variety of leakages, to perform tests while equipment is running. They need a minimum of training, and operators mostly become competent after only 15 minutes of activity.
Because of the nature of ultrasound, it is directional in transmission. Due to this reason, signals are loudest near the source. By scanning the test area, it is straightforward to pinpoint the exact location. Hence, it is a very accurate and fast process.
What kind of devices SUTO is offering for leakage detection?
The products of SUTO play an essential role in the monitoring and measurement of gases and compressed air systems. They play a leading role in measuring gases and compressed air systems in applications of renowned Asian and European companies. Our pride is to claim that, nowadays, the production and development of almost every SUTO product occurs in-house. And, we bring together the German pursuit of quality and precision with an Asian drive for speed and innovation. So, our customers may expect cutting-edge technology with reasonable prices. Our deep and broad range of knowledge in compressed air flow meters ensures our outstanding expertise among other competitors.
Let’s have a look at the solutions SUTO offers for leak detection in your compressed gas, any other gas, and refrigerants.
Why trust our company?
Our company is a trusted and leading international partner for accurate monitoring and measurement solutions for different compressed air and other gas systems. Also, our products have won the trust of thousands of our customers for more than twenty years now. In addition, our detection systems measure your compressed air system on every possible parameter, including dew point, consumption, flow, particle, and oil vapor. Moreover, our clients attest to our exceptional services and products as well as the quick response system.