Ultrasonic leak detector can help manufacturers save money

Sept. 7, 2023
Exair's Model 9207 ULD has been upgraded to improve its ability to detect compressed air leaks in tight quarters.

Ultrasonic Leak Detector While compressed air systems are vital across many sectors of industry, undetected leaks can account for up to 30 percent of the compressed air generated in a manufacturing facility. High-pressure gases that escape to a lower-pressure environment create high-frequency turbulence, which is an ultrasonic or “white noise” sound beyond the range of human hearing. Exair’s hand-held Ultrasonic Leak Detector (ULD) can locate the source of compressed air leaks, and creates an audible signal in the included headphones, as well as helping users track down the leak’s source with an LED display.

What’s new? Upgrades to Exair’s Model 9207 ULD, including a heightened ability to detect leaks in hard-to-reach areas. 

Benefits Simplified detection of leaks, allowing for quick repair to end the expense of compressed air loss. Users can check for leaks quickly and effectively up to 20 feet from unions, pipes, valves and fittings. The Model 9207 ULD is CE-compliant and comes complete with a hard-shell plastic case, headphones, tubular adapter, tubular extension and AA batteries, and is priced at $795.

Exair LLC, Cincinnati, 513-671-3322, www.exair.com

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Associate Editor David Tillett writes and edits for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. He covers new products, industry news, patents and consumer and business equipment. He has more than 20 years of experience in daily newspaper, online and magazine journalism.