This dog has a nose for compressed air leaks

Canadian millwork uses trained German shepherd to find air leaks.

Nylia is a leak-sniffing dog that patrols the compressed air system at E&R Furnishings and Millwork in Manitoba. Initially trained by local law enforcement for sniffing out drugs, Nylia has an extraordinary sensitivity to compressed air leakage. Most of the machines at the E&R facility require a nice steady flow of dry compressed air, so the company worked with the local utility, Manitoba Hydro, to create an efficient system, ultimately deciding to purchase two 30-hp lubricated screw air compressors and air dryers.

Nylia plays a large part in maintaining the energy savings at E&R because she’s very sensitive to the ultrasonic frequencies given off by air leaks. Her sensitive ears lead her to air leaks in the plant that are imperceptible to humans.

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