At Sealtick, we provide a full range of leak testing equipment to the food industry, medical supply manufacturers, and many other applications. If you are required to meet the guidelines set forth by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) or other regulatory body that governs Australian packaging standards for your industry, you need reliable leak testing equipment that will help you meet and exceed such standards.


Here are our top tips to help you choose the right leak tester for your needs.


Leak Tester Applications

Before you can determine which types of leak testing equipment are appropriate for your business, consider its potential applications. The application for your leak testing equipment may be any of the following tests:

  • Flow test

  • Crack test

  • Burst test

  • Seal test

  • Flexible packaging test


The leak test may be a simple test or it may even require multiple steps in addition to integration with your online programme. You might also want to consider the potential outcomes of products that fail leak tests for your retail customers or end-users. While test failures for some industries could mean an unsightly product or slight inconvenience, in other cases, they could create major liability for your business, possibly resulting in product malfunctions or harm to the product's end-users.


On-line Versus Off-line Testing

On-line testing generally refers to leak testing that occurs as a part of the production line while off-line testing means that the product is removed from the production line in order to undergo testing. Whether you prefer leak testing equipment for on-line or off-line testing will determine which leak testers are most suited to your needs.


Sensitivity and Resolution

Accuracy of leak testing equipment is a major consideration and a test instrument should be selected for its long-term reliability, as well. As you review leak testing systems, look at all of the components, including the sensors, pneumatic, and electronic components to determine the true resolution of the system. In addition, you should also be cautious when reviewing highly sensitive leak testing systems as the highest sensitivity levels may only be achievable in specific environments. As a result, the overall performance of your leak testing equipment is the result of the total system, which includes the parts, as well as, the test specifications.


Finding the right leak testing equipment for your needs is just like any other important purchase for your business, which means that you'll need to explore the available options, as well as, review specific applications to ensure that the leak testing equipment meets your requirements. In addition, you’ll also need to carefully consider the reputation of the leak testing equipment vendor in order to ensure that you are working with a reliable supplier.


Contact Sealtick 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 on 03 9540 5100 or via email at