In the cleaning industry, components and systems must be leak tested to ensure that cleaning leakages are below specified limits.
There are many methods and types of test equipment for solving these problems, but unfortunately there is no single technique that fits every situation. Each test method is suitable only for a specific leak rate or for fixed forms and technologies. In most instances where leak detection is used, explicit leak rate measurement is not required, but the system must be able to recognize if the leak rate is above or below a specified level. This reference limit depends on the maximum acceptable leak rate, consistent with the reasonable working life expectation for final products, and, especially in certain countries, on rules and regulations constraints. The acceptable leak rate, depending on product type and application The main parameter to consider when selecting the appropriate method or combination of testing methods. Several other factors must be taken into account as well. In particular, system costs, complexities, environmental impact, reliability, influence of external conditions, operator dependence and user-friendless should all be considered.