Electronic Leak Detectors

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It is important to identify refrigerant gas leaks as they can increase ozone depletion and, in large amounts, cause heart problems when inhaled by humans. Refrigerant gases are commonly used in industrial and commercial coolant systems. Read More…

Electronic Leak Detectors Electronic leak detectors use heated or ionized sensors to locate refrigerant leaks.

Leading Manufacturers

Westbury, NY  |  800-274-8888

Spectronics, the world leader in ultraviolet technology, is the manufacturer of the Spectroline® fluorescent leak detection products for refrigerant leak detection. Our AR-GLO® fluorescent dye is safe for AC&R systems, compressors and refrigerant appliances. In business since 1955.

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Spectronics Corporation $$$

Old Bridge, NJ  |  800-945-8378

We are a leader of leak detection technology and it has been our mission to manufacture the latest innovations in our industry. We offer a full line of leak detectors for HVAC/R leak detection, air leak detection, automotive leak detection and much more. If you would like more information about our company then please give us a call today!

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Superior Signal Co., Inc. $$$

Elmsford, NY  |  800-223-1325

UE Systems manufactures the most advanced ultrasonic leak detectors in the world. Our famous Ultraprobe series is the standard of portable airborne ultrasound instrumentation, detecting vacuum and pressure leaks, electrical discharges, faulty valves and steam traps, and trends in mechanical operations.

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UE Systems Inc. $$$

Valparaiso, IN  |  219-759-1142

We offer a wide variety of products to our customers, ranging from electronic leak detectors to helium detectors. We are proud supporters of our customers, and we offer many services including problem assessment and system installation. We work hard to satisfy the needs of all customers. Contact us for more info today!

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SENSIT Technologies $$$

Union City, CA  |  800-754-5165

Intek, Inc. produces chemical-type pipeline leak detectors, ideal for leak testing systems under air or gas pressure, even for testing telephone cable. Our product is available in a spray bottle, a dauber bottle and by the gallon. Call us today or check out our website for more information.

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RKI Instruments, Inc. $$$
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Electronic leak detectors are the most sensitive mechanisms of all the leak detectors and provide the fastest path to identifying and locating a gas leak. They are used more often than the other common leak detection systems, ultrasonic leak detectors, gas detectors and flame ionization leak detectors.

The electronic model can be programmed to identify a specific refrigerant or to include multiple possibilities. R12, R22 and R134a are among the most common refrigerants to be identified by electronic leak detectors, although R134a is more difficult to detect even with electronics. These numbers stand for three common gas leaks: helium, Freon and halogen.

Many electronic leak detectors are handheld, to make it as easy and inexpensive as possible for owners of homes and businesses to make sure the air they breathe is safe. The danger of refrigerant gas leaks, to the health of individuals as well as to the equipment or furniture in the vicinity, can be devastating.

A vast variety of industries, including medical, industrial manufacturing, aerospace and automotive shops run the risk of leaks, not to mention any home or office with a central air system or refrigerator.

While nearly all types of leak detectors involve electronic components, heated diode and corona discharge are the two main types of electronic leak detectors. The most common electric run mechanism uses the corona discharge technology. A high voltage corona, or circle, is created in the sensing tip.

When entered into the field around the sensor, refrigerants break the corona barrier and trigger an alarm to notify the user of the leak. Despite their popularity, the major flaw of corona discharge leak detectors is that the corona barrier can be broken by other particles such as dust and moisture in the air, causing a false alarm.

The heated diode electronic leak detectors, although they function in much the same way, have fewer false positives because of the heated sensor. The heated sensors of this particular detector are triggered by absolute concentration, which causes alerts to increase as refrigerant amounts increase indicating proximity to the leak.

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