Leak detection – sensor technology
Measuring devices for leak detection and calculation
Are you aware that leaks drive up energy costs in production? However, leaks often go undetected for a long time because they are invisible and make no noise. Such undetected leaks become real cost drivers. Recognizing helps save money.
The mobile leak detector METPOINT® LKD uses modern ultrasonic technology to localize even the smallest leaks in your system. You achieve maximum cost savings with minimum effort. The METPOINT® LKD leak detection ensures that your production processes are environmentally friendly and run at the highest level of energy efficiency. This ensures the long-term profitability of your company.
Leak detection Functional principle:
Leaks are places in the compressed air system where air can escape. Since this leads to a pressure drop, more energy is required to keep the pressure in your system at the required level. Leaks usually occur in lines, fittings, service components, and quick-connects far from the compressor.
When compressed air escapes, the gas molecules cause friction along the pipe wall. This friction in turn generates noise in the ultrasonic frequency range. The METPOINT® LKD recognizes this noise and converts it into acoustic and visual signals. Since the device only picks up sounds within the gas leak frequency range, it enables accurate detection even in noisy environments.