Ultrasonic Testing

Understanding compressed air leakage

Compressed air is one of the top three highest utility costs for manufacturers. And that means understanding compressed air leakage is integral to understanding your true utility cost.

Sadly, many manufacturers are actually paying for air they’re not using. On average, companies lose 20–30 percent of their compressed air to leakage every year.

The solution lies in ultrasonic testing

Ultrasound technology—offered as a standalone service or as part of a scheduled maintenance services package—allows highly trained Debra-Kuempel specialists to find air leaks rapidly and accurately. This not only makes you a more efficient operation, but it has the potential to save you thousands of dollars annually.

Using powerful ultrasound technology, we analyze your plant’s equipment and identify failure conditions such as pressure leaks, problematic vacuum systems, worrisome electrical discharge, bearing deterioration, and steam-trap issues.

How it works

  1. Complete facility walk-through and safety checks
  2. Begin inspection at air compressor and trace mains to branch lines
  3. Using ultrasonic equipment, locate, tag, record, and photograph each leak
  4. Input data into ultrasonic software
  5. Generate final report
  6. Analyze leak size and cost-per-year for each leak

We conduct ultrasonic analysis on the following systems:

  • Compressed air
  • Medical gas
  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Welding gas
  • Vacuum
  • Steam
  • High-voltage switchgear
  • Bearings

To see how Debra-Kuempel can save begin saving you money through ultrasonic testing, give us a call today.