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Old 09 January 2012, 07:06   #1
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What is the best method used for identifying leaks in sponsons? Is there one where there is a UV dye added to the pumped air?
I don't want to do it myself........just intrigued, as it may need to be farmed out soon.
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What is the best method used for identifying leaks in sponsons? Is there one where there is a UV dye added to the pumped air?
I don't want to do it myself........just intrigued, as it may need to be farmed out soon.
Haven't heard of using a dye, but might be a great idea, after all other industries use it for leak detection.
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Soapey water :-)
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Leak's too slow for that...............but yes, thank you!
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Haven't heard of using a dye, but might be a great idea, after all other industries use it for leak detection.
Generally for liquid leak detection. Don't know of any gas leak detection that uses a dye. Then again, I don't know that much about gas leak detection, anyway.

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If you use a really soapy mix and spend ages being really thourough tiny bubbles will be there.

Boat sat outside in the rain on a calm dayworks wonders.

I have been chasing a tiny leak in my forward toob for over a year. Found it just before I launched on the shores of loch lomond last month as the rain soaked everything and a little bubbly wet hiss was heard. Also found two others in a similar way after having painted the toobs about three dozen times with the soapy water looking for them.
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Leak's too slow for that...............but yes, thank you!
You mean you can't find it.
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Generally for liquid leak detection. Don't know of any gas leak detection that uses a dye. Then again, I don't know that much about gas leak detection, anyway.

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Refrigerant gases can have UV dyes added for leak detection.

Another interesting concept is http://www.cs-instruments.com/int/do.../page40-41.pdf It basically listens for the leak. This particular model will probably not work at the relatively low pressures we use but maybe there is something there.

There is probably a good reason the tube guys I know use soapy water.
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The acoustic leak detectors need a leak of 6 bar.
Snoop is what we use for finding leaks and if we run out of that its soapy water.
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What is the best method used for identifying leaks in sponsons? Is there one where there is a UV dye added to the pumped air?
I don't want to do it myself........just intrigued, as it may need to be farmed out soon.
Try this its great Leak Detector Fluid, Allens Gas detection Products
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