Projectile Tube Cleaning’s Helium Leak Detection Services Division offers the precision technology of mass spectrometry leak detection. Projectile personnel are capable of locating leaks as small as 2×10-9 atm cc/sec helium. Like our tube cleaning services, our helium leak detection personnel can be ready at a moment’s notice and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Some of the various leak detection services we offer include:
Condenser Air In-Leakage Testing
This service involves testing various pieces of power plant equipment that are drawing a vacuum. The mass spectrometry leak detector is hooked up to the system’s exhaust and helium is sprayed around the relevant equipment. Our technicians generally begin at the turbine deck level and work their way down to the basement. Constant communication between the technician monitoring the machine and the helium wand operator ensure that the exact location of each leak is determined.
Electrical Generator Pressure Testing
Electrical generator testing is carried out using the sniffing method of mass spectrometry leak detection. The generator is pressurized with helium and then technicians “sniff” around common areas of leakage. This piece of equipment does not need to be operational in order to carry out testing.
Benefits of Projectile’s Leak Detection Services
- Pinpoints potential sources for common problems such as high back pressure and high levels of dissolved oxygen
- In most cases Projectile Tube Cleaning personnel can be onsite within a 24 hour period
- Projectile’s leak detection services can be coupled with our tube plugging and expansion joint repair services in order to directly address costly leaks