Pneumatic systems & components


Quick, easy leak detection

Third Quarter 2020 Pneumatic systems & components

Compressed air production is an integral part of manufacturing plants but it is also one of the largest energy consumers. Air leaks amplify the load on a compressor, leading to higher electricity consumption and up to 30% loss of total compressed air production capacity.

SKF’s TKSU 10 ultrasonic leak detector can quickly and accurately identify leakages in compressed air and vacuum systems, delivering substantial savings for end-users by minimising energy costs. Suited for all industries using compressed air, this ingenious device is ideal for paper and chemical industries, as well as workshops with air-driven power tools.

The ultrasound measurement sensor makes it possible to identify leaks in pneumatic brake systems, vacuum systems, pressurised gas storage and steam traps, even from a distance and in noisy environments. The flexible probe makes it possible to find leaks in hard to reach areas.

A built-in colour OLED display shows the measured ultrasound noise from leaking air, enabling leaks to be quantified and repairs prioritised. The ultrasonic leak detector can operate efficiently in harsh conditions, including extreme temperatures ranging from –10 to 50°C.

“The TKSU 10 works like a microphone, but is only sensitive to high frequency ultrasound which is not audible to the human ear,” explains product manager, Eddie Martens. “This is translated into an audible sound or frequency through a passive industrial noise reduction headset worn by the operator.” The lightweight, hand-held instrument is extremely user friendly, requiring no operator training.

For more information contact Samantha Joubert, SKF South Africa, +27 11 821 3500, samantha.joubert@skf.com, www.skf.com


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