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Infrared Leak Detection

Infrared leak detection is a valuable technology used to identify and locate leaks in various systems and equipment.


What is Infrared Leak Detection?

Infrared leak detection is a valuable technology used to identify and locate leaks in various systems and equipment. It utilises the principle that most substances emit or absorb infrared radiation, which is not visible to the human eye but can be detected using specialised instruments. Infrared leak detection is commonly employed in industrial settings, particularly in industries such as oil and gas, chemical manufacturing, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems. These industries often deal with hazardous or potentially harmful substances, and detecting leaks promptly is crucial for safety and environmental reasons.

The process of infrared leak detection involves using an infrared camera or thermal imaging device to scan the area or equipment for abnormal thermal patterns. When a leak occurs, it often results in a temperature differential between the leaking substance and its surroundings. This temperature difference creates a distinct thermal signature that can be detected by the infrared camera.

The camera captures the infrared radiation emitted by the leaking substance or the heat absorbed by the surrounding environment due to the leak. The captured data is then processed and analysed by the device, allowing the operator to visualise and pinpoint the exact location of the leak.

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    The Advantages of Infrared Leak Detection

    Infrared leak detection offers several advantages over traditional methods. Firstly, it is a non-contact and non-invasive technique, meaning that it can detect leaks without physically touching or disturbing the equipment, minimising the risk of further damage. Additionally, it can identify leaks in hard-to-reach or inaccessible areas, making it particularly useful for detecting hidden leaks.

    Moreover, infrared leak detection is a time-efficient method, as it can quickly scan large areas or equipment and provide immediate results. This helps in reducing downtime during maintenance or inspection procedures, leading to increased productivity and cost savings.

    Infrared leak detection is a powerful tool for identifying and locating leaks in various systems. Its ability to detect thermal anomalies and provide real-time results makes it an essential technology for industries concerned with safety, environmental protection, and efficient maintenance practices. By employing infrared leak detection, companies can minimise risks, prevent accidents, and ensure the integrity of their equipment and processes.

    If you are experiencing leaking with your drains, we highly recommend you use a leak detection service to find out the root of the problem. Get in touch with a member of our specialist staff today and they will be happy to put you in touch with a local engineer. DASA has a fully trained and experienced team of engineers who offer leak detection services and can quickly and effectively provide solutions.

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    How we get it right for you

    • Site Investigations

      DASA field engineers will attend at the property properly equipped to undertake a variety of non-invasive investigation techniques in the first instance. This might include electro-acoustic ground microphones, tracer gasses or thermal imaging cameras depending on the scenario presented.

    • Reporting

      We are able to live stream and share images, video and audio files immediately field for review by one of our internal engineers in seconds. A decision can be made without delay and actions and next steps agreed whilst on site with the customer.

    • Remedial Works

      We have multiskilled engineers who are able to remove and reinstall all the plumbing and electrical infrastructure necessary to find and fix the problem. Our multi trade teams and specialist restoration network means we can offer a complete end to end solution. With a focus on restoration and sustainability we can resolve all issues with the minimum of disruption and inconvenience to the customer whilst at the same time maintain a focus on cost.

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