The CS Instruments LD 300 Ultrasonic leak detector allows maintenance personnel to confirm a diagnosis on the spot by being able to discriminate among various equipment sounds.
Applications include leak detection for:
- Compressed air systems
- Water leaks
- Pneumatic brakes
- Pipe systems
- Oxygen plugs in hospitals
- Pressure and vacuum systems
- Steam traps
- Partial electrical discharges causing damages on insulations
- Insulation tests on doors and windows
- Any gas leaks in general
The ability to discriminate between these sounds is accomplished by an electronic process called 'heterodyning' that accurately converts the inaudible ultrasounds sensed by the instrument into the audible range where users can hear the audible signal through supplied noise isolated headset.
It is therefore simple to isolate these signals from any background plant noises and to detect their exact location.
The high frequency, short wave, directional characteristic of ultrasound enables users to accurately pinpoint the location of a leak or a particular sound in a machine.
The basic advantages of ultrasonic instruments are that they can easily locate leaks, provide advanced warning of impending mechanical failure and can be used in loud, noisy environments.
The LD 300 integrates a laser pointer which helps to spot the leak from distance. In unpressurized systems an ultrasonic tone generator can be used whose sound will leak through small openings.
More information on the product is available from Basil VR Greatrex .