Pressure Decay Leak Test: Top Ten Ways to Take You from Zero to Hero

There are many factors that can make or break your pressure decay leak test. In this post, I have listed the top ten ways that will take you from “zero to hero.” Ignore these at your own peril. Continue reading

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Features To Look For

When it comes to maintaining safety in the industrial setting, having adequate leak detection is a key factor. Gas leaks in this environment can go from dangerous to deadly in a matter of seconds and early detection is the best way to prevent gas related disasters. Having adequate leak detection equipment is crucial in this regard, and there are a variety of suppliers and devices to choose from. It is important to do your research and find what equipment will work best for your particular uses. Continue reading

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Invisible Threats

As a kid, I couldn’t understand why my mom would get so upset whenever I unplugged the carbon monoxide detector to plug in my Casio keyboard for a living room concert. My stuffed animals had paid good money for their front row tickets and I was sure we would be safe from whatever carbon monoxide was for just half an hour or so. Now I see why my mother was so concerned, especially since I rarely remembered to plug the device back in after my rousing encore. I understand now that leak detectors play a crucial role in homes, as being warned of dangerous levels of harmful gases can save lives. And as they should be present in every home, there is an even larger need for them in the industrial setting. Continue reading

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Gas Leaks in Boston

Researchers from Duke and Boston University recently discovered thousands of gas leaks in Boston. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston sits atop a maze of aging pipelines that delivers fuel to the residences and businesses of the city. The study has revealed the great need for repairs as these leaks could lead to fires and, in some cases, explosions. Continue reading

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Vacuum Leak Detectors

Leaks of any nature are never a good thing to have. Whether that leak is occurring in a water well, or in a gas chamber, leaks are unanimously thought of to be bad. Being able to detect a leak is very important. It not only can prevent disasters and injuries, it also prevents the loss of materials and supplies and valuable work time in a manufacturing environment. There are many different ways to detect a leak, and each one is more suitable for different circumstances than others. Continue reading

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The Dangers of Gas Leaks

One of the scariest things I remember from my childhood was when we had a gas leak in our house. The alarm went off and we all had to hurry outside while my dad called the fire department to come check it out and make sure nothing dangerous was going to happen to us or the house. When you are little, anything that disturbs your night of sleep and forces you to leave your warm bed is an unwelcome thing, especially if it is something as scary as an invisible gas. Luckily we caught it early enough so that no one was hurt and our house was fine to go back into and finish the night’s sleep. Continue reading

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Leaks and The Right System

Finding out that you have a leak in one of your systems is not the best feeling in the world. It is a gut wrenching panic whether it is a leak in a water pipe or gas pipe. In today’s world, pipes can be found everywhere. They can be found under streets for water and even in the ocean floor for oil. There are networks of pipe lines all over the globe dedicated to transporting oil, gases, water and other fluids. And while leaks can occur in any of these situations, the scariest ones are the ones that occur in places where they cannot be mended, such as the ocean floor. We have experienced the consequences such an event can have in the disaster the gulf had not long ago. Continue reading

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Finding the Source

When you find out there is a leak, it is not something you want to take your time with. Depending on what it is that is leaking, be it a gas or liquid, the consequences can range from mildly annoying to deadly. So, from the moment a problem is suspected, action must be taken to prevent any future damage to equipment or even human health. To find out the moment a leak occurs, preventative measures are the best options. For this, all that is needed is some leak detection equipment. Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Products for Ultrasonic Sounds

Gas leaks can be noisy, worse than that they can be damaging. These hazards are presented not only to equipment but to human health and environmental health as well. That is precisely why it is so important to monitor them closely and take quick action the moment one takes place. For large gas leaks, a popular option is to employ ultrasonic leak detectors. With noisy leaks, these products are able to convert the leak sound, which is typically of a high frequency, to a lower frequency. At this point the leak can be located with the help of headphones. Continue reading

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Prevention and Prepared

All over the news recently we have seen the fires that are running wild in the western United States. The fires are raging so fiercely that the Air Force has been called in to assist the problem. The slightest spark in such dry and hot weather is able to ignite and spread rapidly, destroying everything in its path. And while this may be a situation that cannot be planned for, no one could have predicted them to rage for so long, the simple fires or sparks that occur can be planned for slightly. In situations like these, small preparations can be life changers. One way in particular, is to make sure that gas detectors are installed and up to date. Continue reading

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Electronic Options for Quick and Easy Results

This week, thinking my car needed an oil change but unwilling to check for myself I discovered my magical car was able to check for me. I am not sure exactly how, but I imagine it is a small electric sensor that is able to send a notification to my dashboard when I do actually need an oil change. Like I said, magic,… or electronics, whichever you prefer. Electronics have made monitoring and checking various items and situations very simple in the past few decades. One other way they can assist is through electronic leak detection equipment. Continue reading

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For Protection and Testing

Detecting leaks is an important part of keeping people safe, protecting products and making sure that products run as efficiently as possible. Dangerous gases and other issues are something that most people do not want to deal with, they can be very harmful to health and are capable of causing explosions, and so it is extremely important to make sure all of your potential leaks are well monitored. While these products are most popular and well known for their use in monitoring and maintaining existing parts and products, they can also be used in the creation and testing of new products. Manufacturers wishing to create only the best and most thoroughly tested products might employ leak detectors to predict and locate any flaws in test models. This would ensure that the final finished product would be perfect. Continue reading

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Saving the Whales and Leak Detectors

Most people remember the movie Free Willy. Growing up I both loved and hated it because it was so incredibly sad. It (along with the Fox and the Hound) was one of the first movies I cried in as a kid. If you remember, in the movie the Willy drama really takes of when the bad guys come and crack wholes in the glass, causing massive leaks. These leaks would have slowly drained the tank until there was no water left, and would have resulted in Willy’s death. It has been a very long time since I have seen the movie, so I cannot say for certainty whether the tank had a lead detector or not… I feel like it did, and if so, or even if not, a leak detector for a giant tank like this would be a very good investment. Continue reading

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Remember Gas Stoves?

For my nieces and nephews, it is hard to understand the idea of a gas stove. You mean you have to light it first? Why can’t you just turn it on like we do with ours? Being younger myself, I know sort of how they work because my grandparents still have one and I may have gotten in trouble before for not waiting for the stove to catch and nearly blowing the house up… but even for me these old products are pretty rare. Much more common, and safe today, is the electric stove. While they still should not be left on and unattended, they are a lot safer in general. Continue reading

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Chatting With Dolphins

Over spring break, I was lucky enough to sail will dolphins. We were out on a small catamaran and a group of the mammals swam along the side for a couple minutes, two dove right under our boat. It was amazing to see these creatures so close in the wild. The one thing I was bummed about is I couldn’t hear them communicate; this could be because they are able to communicate with ultrasound. Ultrasound is sound levels above what can be heard by humans. Dolphins, dogs and other animals are able to hear at higher pitches than can be detected through human hearing. Ultrasonic noises can be used in various scientific purposes, on common purpose it can also be used for is for an ultrasonic leak detector. These items use ultrasound to locate leaks in different items. By closely monitoring and fixing any leaks that occur, businesses can keep the machines or pipes running at the optimum levels. They can detect any type of gas leak and the sound emitted depends on the pressure of the leak. Continue reading

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Old Ice Boxes and Old Refrigerators

Recently, my parents were going through some of my great uncle’s old stuff. In the garage they found an old ice box. This faded green antique was used before traditional refrigeration methods became popular. They are heavily insulated boxes, made up of at least two compartments. In one, a large block of ice would be placed that would be able to keep the contents of the ice box cool. While they are no longer used, they are still cool antiques to look at. Ours will be refurnished and used to store other items, maybe books or games (we will not be needing the ice to keep them cool however). While these old techniques are fun to have around, old refrigerators are not quite as much fun. While many would probably love to have these as antiques as well, old refrigerators used a chemical called Freon which actually turned out to be incredibly detrimental to the ozone. Continue reading

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Checking Leaks to Save the Environment

Spring Break has finally arrived! College kids are up now, some having just returned and while the rest finish up, the high school and elementary kids are preparing for their week off, hopefully in the sun! Laying on the beach, watching the waves crash upon the shore line… it is the perfect opportunity to discuss the environment! We have all heard how we are killing the planet and the key steps that need to be taken to start saving it. Trash reduction, recycling, less carbon emissions…. Every step taken will help our goal, so each person simply needs to start finding ways in which they can contribute. For some, an easy start that could be taken is leak detection. Continue reading

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The Advantages of Leak Detector Manufacturers for Every Industry

When it comes to purchasing a leak detector, the options and possibilities available can be overwhelming. Not only can you find analyzers, testers and detectors on the labels, but they can be geared towards different elements including helium, Freon, halogen, refrigerant, natural gas… Then there’s the electronic or ultrasonic or vacuum possibilities! Where do you go? How do you choose? If you are able to find a suitable model, then which company do you pick? It’s a scary thought and dilemma to go through. Luckily with a little practice and reading you can hopefully make your way to a good solution. In the end, the point is prevention and protection and most places you turn will have the answers that you need to find the perfect leak detector manufacturers model for your needs. Continue reading

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Another Use for Electronics Today: Electronic Leak Detectors

We are surrounded by electronics everyday. Be it the cell phone that is in your back pocket, the ipod in your purse or the computer you are doing your work on. They exist to make our lives easier. Technology is constantly advancing, making many electronics obsolete after a few months. Electronics are making every field easier, be it manufacturing, food service or even managing a library. Another industry they are making a strong appearance in, is the leak detection industry. Electronic leak detectors are one of the more common leak detecting systems used because of its sensitivity and speed. Continue reading

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Safety First with Leak Detectors

On February 9, 2011, in Allentown, PA, a pipeline explosion resulted in the deaths of five people. According to The Republic, although the disaster is still being investigated, new guidelines are already being put in place to help ensure this doesn’t happen again. The new guidelines include increasing the monitoring of pipes, especially during the winter when freezing and cracking are more at a high risk. Hopefully this will prevent future disasters due to pipe leaks and malfunctions. Proper leak detection can not only save lives by explosions, but it helps reduce heart and other problems that can occur from inhaling dangerous gases, as well as reduce damage to the ozone and planet. Continue reading

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