Leak testing is a method used to measure the escape of liquids, vacuum or gases from sealed systems. A leak is a hole or porosity in an enclosure capable of passing a fluid from the higher pressure side to the lower pressure side.
ECE Global offers various highly effective and affordable leak detection services:
- Bubble leak test – is used for applications that do not require high sensitivity. With bubble testing, the part under test is pressurized, submerged in a liquid—typically water—while the operator looks for bubbles. Bubbles form at the source of the leak as a result of air pressure, and the amount of bubbles per minute can signify the size of the leak.
- Pressure change method – The pressure decay testing method measures the decrease in pressure in an object. A test object is initially inflated and then a reference pressure is established. After a designated amount of time, the pressure is monitored again, and the initial and final measurements are compared. The change in pressure can be used to calculate the leak rate given the internal volume of the device. Pressure decay is able to detect minute changes in pressure. A drop in pressure signifies a leak; the greater the pressure drop, the larger the leak. This method is convenient in that it is easily automated and dry.
- Overpressure methods