Compressed Air Leak Detection Program
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What is the Leak Detection Program?
If you use compressed air at your facility, you likely have leaks in your system that are wasting electricity and costing you money. By reducing leaks in compressed air systems, not only can you save money, but you may extend the life of your equipment and quite possibly increase your productivity.
The problem lies in detecting just exactly where in your system air leakage is occurring. That’s where Columbia Water and Light’s ultrasonic leak detecting equipment can help. It succeeds where the human ear fails at distinguishing the high-frequency sound waves associated with air leakage.
How will a leak detection test help save money?
It has been found that most compressed air systems waste more electricity than they put to productive use. Compressed air usage in an industrial facility’s manufacturing process can account for 20% to 30% of total energy consumption, which amounts to a substantial expense for a business. Routinely checking and fixing leaks can greatly reduce these costs. Columbia Water and Light can set up an ongoing maintenance routine with your staff.
- Reliable and predictable production is ensured
- Small leaks can be caught before they grow
- Purchase of additional air compressors avoided
- System pressure maintained
- Increased productivity
- Lower maintenance costs
- Improved safety for workers
What are the problems associated with leaks?
- Drops in system pressure
- Air tools function less efficiently
- Decreased system equipment and compressor longevity
- Additional maintenance
- Adds unnecessary compressor capacity
Where could you have leaks in pressure and vacuum systems?
- Compressed air storage
- Compressed air distribution system
- Compressor valves
- Heat exchangers
- Steam traps
How does the leak detection system work?
We will visit your facility, analyze your system using our state-of-the-art ultrasonic technology, and provide you a detailed report on any leakage we find in your system. Your maintenance crew can take over from there, using our report as a road map to the various locations in your compressed air system that are costing you money, shortening the life of your equipment, and bringing your production levels down.