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Finding a Leak Detector

In a manufacturing facility last thing you want is a leak in your equipment. A liquid or gas leak could put a wrench in production and halt a facility for hours or days. Being able to monitor places of risk for a leak is crucial to efficiency, production and safety. Some leaks may be as innocent as a bad seal for air pressure, while another could be hazardous gas escaping into a poorly ventilated area. For those reasons, leak detection manufacturers have to come up with ways to closely monitor places of risk for leaks. There are a number of things to take into account when manufacturing a leak detector.

The four main types of leak detectors are electronic leak detectors, flame ionization leak detectors, ultrasonic leak detectors and gas detectors. Each type of leak detector listed has variations of its own. To add, some leak detectors are stationary and fit into the circuit that the gas or liquid is flowing through to constantly monitor the circuit. While others are hand held or portable in order to check on certain points or places where a stationary monitor are not able to be attached.

A good example of an instance where a stationary leak detector would not be efficient is a window or large area that is not controlled. Recently, I bought a thermal leak detector because I live in an older wooden house. In order to save some money on heating bills I wanted to know where my problem areas were for the drafty weather coming in and my heat escaping through the wooden frame windows. The portable handheld device used an infrared thermometer. The leak detector worked well and I was able to tend to my leaky windows as best I could to save myself a headache later in the winter when the windows could be a real bothersome problem.