Leak Detection — How It Works

Leak Detection — How It Works

Time:2018-12-26

It’s a simple fact: circulate refrigerant, oil, coolant, fuel, hydraulic fluid or automatic transmission fluid and sooner or later leaks will develop. Leaks are often virtually impossible to find with conventional methods until they result in expensive vehicle failure.

Leak Detection — How It Works

The fluorescent leak detection changes that. It quickly locates even the smallest and most elusive leaks, including intermittent and simultaneous multiple leaks that would otherwise be missed. The Tracerline method saves labor, money, and downtime, as it also conserves expensive refrigerant and fluids.

The leak detection utilizes a simple method that has only two basic parts. A high-intensity Tracerline ultraviolet or blue light lamp is teamed up with the appropriate Dye-Lite (for fluid leaks) or Fluoro-Lite (for A/C leaks) fluorescent tracer dye. The fluorescent dye is added to the system and circulated. The system is then inspected with the lamp. Since the dye collects at all leak sites, the lamp will show the precise location of every leak with a bright glow. The dye can remain in the system indefinitely and does not affect system components or performance.
•Finds leaks undetectable with other methods, even leaks smaller than 1/8 oz. per year!
•Safe, easy, no guesswork, saves time and labor
•Verifies repairs, eliminates reworks
•Ideal for preventive maintenance and diagnostics
•Reduces downtime and operation costs
•Meets or exceeds SAE standards
•Used and approved by automotive manufacturers worldwide

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