Know Your Leaks
Where safety and operating costs are paramount, even one leak in a system is too many. When maintaining fluid systems, remember:
- Making highly reliable metal-to-metal seals is a difficult task—follow manufacturer guidelines precisely
- Leaks occur most often in valves and connectors because they are the most prevalent components in facilities
- A good leak detection program increases worker safety and decreases risks to your operation
Types of Leaks
When a pressure barrier fails to contain or isolate a system fluid from the surrounding environment (result of cracks or gaps between sealing surfaces or permeation through seal materials).
A release of internally trapped fluid into a fluid system due to material outgassing (escape of gas from a material under test in a vacuum), absorbed or adsorbed fluids, entrapment in cracks, or deadlegs.
The passage of fluid into, through, and out of a pressure barrier having no holes large enough to permit more than a small fraction of the molecules to pass through any one hole.
Compressed Gas Leak Detection Services
Swagelok Bangalore offers Compressed gas leak detection services with the help of ultrasonic equipment & snoop leak detector. This service will help you identify leaks and quantify leak rates so you can prioritize the most critical issues to address based on safety, cost and productivity.
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