Why Leak Detection

  1. The production of compressed air is expensive, a 1mm leak around a half inch pipe joint will not be heard without ultrasonic leak detection equipment, at 6 bar this leak will cost between £1050.00 and £1650.00 per annum with electricity costs of 25-30p per kwh. You will typically, have upwards of 70 hidden leaks.
  2. Leaks that can be heard tend to be fixed, those out of our hearing range leak 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.
  3. A leak detector site survey is of great benefit to any company applying for or maintaining ISO14001, the environmental standard.
  4. Remember the climate change levy is a variable that is increasing electricity costs, even beyond those quoted.
  5. Once detected, leaks are predominantly quickly and inexpensively cured, they are mostly ground floor joints.
  6. By curing leaks you also reduce compressor on load running time, wear and tear on aftercoolers and driers and it is not unreasonable to find a compressor becoming surplus to requirements further to a site survey and subsequent fixes.
  7. This is the fastest, most effective cost saving exercise any plant can undertake, without exception.
  8. We at Pneumatics Northern can supply the most competitive leak detectors from stock in the UK today, and site surveys with just one weeks notice.
  9. Manufacturing industry in the UK needs fast, effective cost saving measures more than ever before, there is no better way to achieve this than a leak detection site survey for compressed air and gases.

Beneficiaries of our leak detection service include the following companies:

  • I.C.I
  • Hammerite Ltd
  • 3M
  • Scholle Europe
  • Seal Sands Chemicals
  • Klinger Automotive
  • Nampak Plastics
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Twinings Tea
  • Darchem
  • Marlow Foods
  • Magnet Kitchens
    and many more….