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Leak Detection Survey

Air Leak Survey

Stopping leaks in your compressed air system sounds like a completely obvious way of reducing loss of compressed air. Whilst most people know that their compressed air system leaks, they can hear the leaking air at night after the factory has closed. Few realise just how much money is being wasted by these leaks. A tiny 3mm hole in pipework working at 100 psi will cost around £700 a year in energy! This is a huge amount just to throw away for nothing. This is why a regular programme of leak detection will pay for itself many times over.

Practically every compressed air system over 12 months old will have some leaks

Practically every compressed air system over a year old will have some degree of leaks. The leaks may be in the pipework or may be in the fittings connected to the pipework or may be within the machines that use the compressed air. Undertaking a leak detection survey will identify where the leaks are, how big they are and broadly how much it will cost to fix the problem. It is estimated that a typical small compressed air system that is several years old will have between 10 and 30 separate leaks equating to a cost of leaks of between £2 and £7 per day. Air Compressor Centre can come and do a ultrasonic leak test on your compressed air system to identify and repair the significant leaks in your compressed air system. The cost of this can easily be saved in a few months by the energy saved.

Key product features

  • An annual air leak survey is probably the most effective way to save energy on your compressed air system
  • An ultrasonic test survey will identify where the leaks are and generally how big the leak is
  • Normally the saved energy per year will more than cover the costs of the survey and repairs