Where compressed air escapes,
friction develops between the gas molecules and the pipe wall. This
friction produces a high frequency ultrasound inaudible to the
human ear. The METPOINT® LKD compressed air leak detector registers
the ultrasound, transforms it into an audible sound and indicates
it optically. In this respect, only those frequencies are
registered which will occur in the case of leakage.
Thus, the precise location of the
leak is easily identified even where industrial noise is present.
Using the METPOINT® LKD portable, the detection of compressed air
losses at microcracks, worn-out flange joints, defective sealing
rings or loosened connections no longer presents a problem.
Air Leak Detection
The best way to detect leaks is to
use an ultrasonic air leak detector, which can recognize high
frequency hissing sounds associated with air leaks. These portable
units are very easy to use.