Exair introduces handheld ultrasonic leak detector
Exair's new Ultrasonic Leak Detector (ULD) is a hand-held, high quality instrument that can locate costly leaks in a compressed air system. Leaks often account for more than 30% of the compressed air consumed in industrial plants. A huge annual air savings worth tens of thousands of dollars is possible when the leaks are located and repaired. Testing the various unions, pipes, valves and fittings of a complete installation can be done quickly and effectively at distances up to 20' (6.1m) away.
High pressure air expanding to atmosphere creates high frequency turbulence that the ULD converts into an audible tone which can be heard through the supplied headphones. Background plant noise is filtered out using the three sensitivity settings of X1, X10 and X100 along with an "on/off" thumb wheel for fine sensitivity. As the ULD moves closer to a leak, more LEDs on the display light to confirm the source of the leak. A parabola attachment to pinpoint leaks and a tubular extension to mask out intense background noise are provided.
The Model 9061 Ultrasonic Leak Detector comes complete with a hard-shell plastic case, headphones, parabola, tubular adaptor, tubular extension and 9 volt battery. Price is $379.