Industrial & Appliance: 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 need 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 Testers and Flow Testers for the Industrial and Appliance Industry
We at TME understand that implementing a leak test system for industrial or appliance testing often requires some creative problem solving. The TME engineers and designers have dealt with issues involving minimizing testing time, integrating the leak tester into automated production equipment and designing fixtures to specifically accommodate the product being tested. The TME Solution™ Leak and Flow Tester is the height of flexibility to enable our engineering staff to meet your needs.
The TME Solution-C Non-Destructive Chamber Leak Test System is a non-destructive method to use pressure or vacuum decay leak testing to leak test closed, non-porous products or packages and will save product loss that accompanies destructive leak testing.
Mass Flow Testers
Mass flow testing is a valid method for identifying occlusions in an open-ended test part such as a hose or tube. 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™ Leak/Flow or Leak/Occlusion Tester can be programmed to perform flow tests or backpressure occlusion tests.
In certain circumstances, either pressure decay or mass flow testers can be used for leak testing. Depending on the size of the leak you are searching for (and the volume of your product), mass flow leak testers can 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 Leak and Flow Tester are each configured to perform both leak and flow tests.
With our many years of experience in industrial leak test and flow test systems, our Applications Specialists can help you determine the most appropriate leak test system (leak tester, accessories and/or fixtures) for your product to ensure that you receive the best possible value for your investment and comply with applicable industrial standards.