The What and Why of Leak Testing
Leak testing can be performed during product development or at various stages of the manufacturing process. It can be a standalone operation or incorporated into your production line to automatically test parts/components. It serves as a highly effective method of quality control, helping to identify inconsistencies and inadequacies in a test piece. A leak test will help verify component quality from suppliers or proper assembly during the manufacturing process. The results? Increased production, increased quality, reduced failure rate, more and higher quality data, and less material waste. All of this adds up to lower-cost production and increased profits.
Identifying leaks can not only reduce inconveniences, loss of product and product failures, but can also reduce opportunities for system failures and personnel or customer safety risk exposure.
WHAT TEST METHOD IS BEST FOR YOUR APPLICATION?
Our engineers will work with you to determine the test method best suited for your application. We consider the following factors:
The manufacturing environment where the leak test will be performed
The size of the part or component
The target test pressure
The leak rate for rejection
The accuracy of the measurement
The production rate of the part or component