Leak testing technology makes it possible to improve the quality of your products and reduce your costs even in applications where expensive helium leak detection systems are considered to be the standard. As helium prices continue to rise and the supply declines, modern manufacturing must remain aware of the realities and economic feasibility of leak testing systems or risk the loss of profits and customers.

 

Because manufacturing has become more complex and fast-paced, processing defects and deviations need to be uncovered immediately. Selecting the best leak detection system has become increasingly important. Making the right choice will lower costs, improve product yields, and reduce risk.

 

There are many types of leak detection systems available on the market, but most are either too expensive, have test cycles that are too slow, or require too much operational training in order for them to be effective for a production line environment. Here are the variables to consider when evaluating leak testing options:

 

Speed


Mass flow is a very fast way to perform many types of leak detection. It can be used for everything from medical devices to automotive parts, castings, and industrial components. If speed is a concern, then the state-of the-art sensors in mass flow systems can quickly measure leaks smaller than 0.5 sccm and automatically adjust for ambient factors, such as temperature.


Cost


On the other end of the spectrum, some methods can be cheaper, such as pressure decay (or rise) and vacuum leak test systems, however, they can be slower than mass flow. Water bath test are the lowest cost option for leak testing although ithey do have many hidden costs, including water filtration and drying steps.

 

Product Yield


Leak detection systems that use non-destructive testing methods are preferred because non-destructive testing methods mean that non-defective products can be returned to the packing line after testing. This increases product yield and lowers production costs.


Accuracy


Advanced mass flow sensors provide high measurement accuracy under a variety of temperatures, air pressures, and even short-duration disturbances. With this method of leak detection, micro leaks as small as 0.01 sccm can be accurately detected.

Whether the goal is to reduce your costs or to improve your product yield, leak testing can make the difference between success and profitability and loss. Leak detection equipment should be carefully selected so that it offers the best possible balance when it comes to performance - as well as - the total cost of ownership.

 

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At Sealtick®, we are the number one source for high quality leak testing systems for a variety of industries. Contact us today and our friendly customer service and sales team can help you select the right leak testing systems for your needs. To learn more about the products that we offer, reach us at 03 9540 5100 or via email at sealtick@bestech.com.au.