Leak-Tec - Thin Film Bubble Testing Liquid
Thin film bubble testing is the most common and one of the most reliable methods of detecting and locating leaks. Thin film leak testing has many inherent advantages: It is easy to use and requires little operator training. It is inexpensive to use and not subject to break down like complex instrumentation. It operates immediately and continues to give indications. It can be extremely sensitive, finding leaks down to 1 x 10-6 (.000001) standard cc/second. The equivalent of losing a pound of Freon every 2,700 years.
With the increasing importance of thin film leak testing, the old time standby - soap and water - is gone forever. Soap and water has low sensitivity and tends to obscure small leaks by foaming when applied. Many industrial companies and organizations, such as the USAF, ASTM and ASME have banned the use of soap. These companies and organizations use and recommend only synthetic bubble solutions like Leak-Tec.
Over the last thirty-five years, Leak-Tec bubble solutions have become synonymous with quality leak testing. With over 5,000 customers (including almost all of the Fortune 500 Industrials) depending upon us, we are called upon repeatedly to solve difficult leakage problems. As a result, we have developed and continue to improve upon the most comprehensive line of field proven bubble solutions. With this background of development technology, our products represent the forefront in leak testing science.
Leak-Tec formulas consist of mixtures of stable synthetic surfactants with low surface tension and low interfacial tension on metals, whether clean, tarnished, oily or covered with oxidation products. Leak-Tec wets, spreads evenly and rapidly and responds to minute leaks with clusters of bubbles which collapse and re-form continually (the eye can see this far better than the gradual growth of one or two larger bubbles). Leak-Tec is approximately neutral (in the same range as good quality water), keeps well, is immune to bacterial action and does not develop sediment for any reason. Leak-Tec is no more corrosive than water and leaves no undesirable residue upon evaporation (e.g. allows paint to adhere well even if not wiped or flushed away). Leak-Tec is packaged for immediate and convenient use.
In addition to a complete line of scientifically developed formulas, we fully support our products with a comprehensive quality control program, detailed certifications, and process specifications. Our large stock and record for on time delivery makes us easy to deal with and save you time.