Food Leak & Flow Testers
Introduction to Leak & Flow Testers
Leak testing as a science has come a long way from submerging your product in water and observing the bubbles that rise. If you are new to leak and flow testing, or if you feel that you would like your vocabulary refreshed, we strongly recommend that you take a few minutes and browse through our informational course, Leak, Flow and Package Testing 101.
Leak and Flow Testers for Food Processors
We at TME understand that FDA regulations for food processing are complex and critical, and we have designed our TME Solution Leak and Flow Tester with this in mind. The TME Solution and the TME Solution-C Chamber Test System have been designed with additional security levels that prevent any attempt to alter data.
Time and money can be lost if contamination is introduced through a leak or occlusion in the process equipment such as a production pipe. Title 21 CFR Part 110 current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packaging and Holding Food mandates that physical factors impacting these areas be carefully monitored. TME leak testers and flow testers provide high performance, cost effective solutions when process elements are tested for leak and flow integrity.
The TME Solution-C Non-Destructive Chamber Test System provides high resolution, repeatable leak testing for sealed, non-porous food packages, thus eliminating product loss through destructive leak testing.
Mass Flow Testers for Testing Production/Packaging Equipment Components
Mass flow testing uses intrinsic properties of air to directly measure the amount of air escaping a closed system. Depending on the size of the leak you are searching for (and the volume of your test object), mass flow leak testers have several advantages, including speed of test (1-2 seconds, rather than the longer time required for the pressure decay fill, settle, test cycle). The mass flow test is not dependent on temperature or air density, which may be a difficulty for the pressure decay test. The TME Solution and the TME Worker are both available in leak and leak/flow configurations.
Mass flow testing is also a valid method for identifying occlusions in an open-ended test part. Any obstructions in the part will restrict the flow of air through the device, thereby causing the part to fail the test. The TME Solution and the TME Worker can be configured to perform flow tests for occlusions in your manufacturing and packaging process equipment.
The TME Worker is a simple to operate, economical and reliable leak, leak/flow or leak/occlusion tester. The TME Solution Leak or Leak/Flow Tester provides high resolution, great flexibility, a statistics package to aid in your process validation and control, and additional layers of security protection. With our many years of experience in food industry testing, our Applications Specialists can help you determine the best leak test system (leak tester, accessories and/or fixtures) for your application and assist in qualification issues as well.