Industrial Ultrasonic Leak Inspection

Industrial Compressed Air Leak Detection & Industrial Ultrasonic Leak Inspection

Compressed Air Leak Detection

Hopefully, the compressed air system in your facility is a well engineered, properly sized system – maximizing the benefits of using compressed air while minimizing the effects of the heat and water these systems produce. This will keep your maintenance costs low and assure that a clean, stable air supply is available and properly utilized. An industrial ultrasonic leak inspection helps maximize the efficiency.

The compressed air industry, like most other industries, has undergone dramatic changes through technology in the past few years. Modern energy saving technologies – variable speed compressors, energy efficient motors, better air dryers, and up-to-date piping and air delivery methods – are slowly replacing the older, less efficient means of making compressed air. Compressed air leak detection Indiana



Industry experts estimate that only half of the compressed air in a plant makes it to the production application phase! The other half is wasted through leaks, artificial demand, and improper use.


Tompkins Indiana Ultrasonic Leak Detection will help you ensure your equipment is operating at it’s full potential.


Compressed Air Leak Costs


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Commercial Leak Detection Services

Warehouses, service companies, office complexes and distributors all are major users of compressed air. It is difficult to realize how much money is lost by the extra demand put upon compressors and dryers due to the loss of air through leakage. The worst case situation is purchasing a second compressor to make up for more air when in fact, it is totally unnecessary. We can determine where the leaks are occurring, tag them, photograph them and estimate the amount of leakage in each instance. Owners and managers are amazed when they see the data that is costing them money.

Industrial Ultrasonic Leak Inspection Services

When you shut down the plant for the night or weekend, do you hear that hissing sound of compressed air draining from the lines? When you start up, are the tanks not as full as when you shut down? These common occurrences are the reasons to get your system inspected and brought up to 100% usage of your compressed air system, the most expensive utility in your facility. Most leaks occur on the floor level, at the disconnects, hoses, valves, couplings, and instrumentation. With our state of the art ultrasonic equipment, those leaks are easily found, tagged, and recorded. Your maintenance team or contractor can then work quickly through the system. Leaks can also be found in primary lines due to expansion/contraction, vibration, or sagging due to improper support.

Contact us today or call (317) 489-7199 to arrange a visit to your facility.

We will review your air system, explain our process, and give you a price for our services. In most of our experiences, the payback is extremely fast once the leaks have been identified and corrected.

Ultrasonic Compressed Air Leak Detection FAQ

Compressed Air Leak FAQ

Cost of Air Leaks. A 1/16” leak in your compressed air system could cost you $594annually. (Based on 100 PSIG, $0.22 per 1000 CFM, 8,760 Hours/Year - a 1/16” diameter leak could flow as much as 6.5 cfm.)
During periods when the plant is not in production, one can measure the total leak volume with a monitored compressor operation or a bleed down test.
Smaller leaks also emit sound, however the frequency is too high for our ears to detect it. By a process called heterodyning, Ultrasonic Leak Detectors translate the ultrasonic hissing sound to a lower frequency where it can be detected.
Find leaks quickly and easily with Ultrasound technology! Ultrasound leak detection covers a wide range of leaks from pressure, vacuum to any gas. Sound dependent, ultrasound instruments detect turbulent flow produced as the fluid (liquid or gas) moves from the high-pressure side to the low-pressure side of a leak.
214.7 cfm *60 minutes = 12882 cubic feet per hour. The compressor uses 37 kWh and produces 12882 cf/h. To produce one cubic feet it takes 0.00287 kWh. This is equal to $0.000208 * 1000 cf = $0.208 per 1000 cf.