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Leak Detection and Testing with Hydrogen Tracer Gas

Hydrogen - alternative to Helium Leak Detection

Leak detection with hydrogen tracer gas is an economic alternative to helium leak detection

This can be easily justified by considering the following facts:

1/ The ISH2000 leak detector is less expensive than a helium mass spectrometer. It is also easy to use and therefore training of operators typically takes only a few minutes. This adds flexibility in the workforce and to the production process.


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2/ The ISH2000 detectors have no moving parts and will therefore not require noschedule maintenance.

3/ The ISH2000 leak detector due to its size can be positioned close to the work station saving valuable work space and time.

4/ The ISH2000 leak detector responds in less than a second and is independent of the probe cable length – saving time in locating leaks.

5/ The test gas- 95% nitrogen 5% hydrogen - is between 1/2 to 1/8 the price of helium and readily available in the quantities you require.

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Leak Detection with the Hydrogen Method

The Sensistor Leak Detectors belongs to a family of instruments based on the hydrogen method. This method involves injecting a safe, environmentally-friendly tracer gas containing 5% hydrogen in nitrogen into the test object. A unique 100% selective hydrogen sensor tells the operator where the leak is and how big it is. Using the inexpensive forming gas as tracer gas makes the Hydrogen Leak Detectors an excellent option for a wide range of production and maintenance applications, especially for finding leaks of a size that would leak liquids such as water, fuel and oils.

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