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Reduction of compressed air costs made easy

27 August 2018

New leak detector with camera shows the leakage rate and resulting costs directly in the display.

Compressed air is an expensive but indispensable medium in industrial production. Due to leakages up to 30% of the generated compressed air is lost. Even the smallest leaks with only 16 litres / min cause annual costs of 152 euros. Finding and eliminating leaks therefore offers enormous saving potentials in every company.

The LD 500 leak detector shows the leakage rate in liters / min or cfm directly on the display. In addition, the leak detector LD 500 calculates the resulting leakage costs in euros per year (currency freely adjustable). This allows the user to decide on-site which compressed air leaks have to be repaired as quickly as possible due to the high losses and which leaks can rather be fixed on a lower priority.

The search for and exact location of compressed air and gas leaks is based on the principle of ultrasonic measurement. Due to the high pressure, even the smallest air and gas leaks cause ultrasonic frequencies, which often cannot be detected by the human ear. The electronics of the LD 500 “amplify” these ultrasonic signals and forward them as acoustic signals to the headphones of the LD 500, hence the user can hear even the smallest leaks which otherwise would be impossible to be detected.

More information about the LD 500 and accessories are available here.