Leak Detection

Reducing the costs associated with compressed air can offer significant financial cost-savings and productivity gains for your organisation. At Hayley Fluid Power we have measured and quantified in excess of £1.5 million in cost-savings within the last three years alone.

The use of compressed air is typically the most expensive energy source used within a production facility. Only 10-15% of the electricity consumed by a compressor results in compressed air, the vast majority of the energy is converted to heat.

A simple programme of leak detection and repair can enable you to reduce costs within your production processes and rectify underperforming machinery that impacts manufacturing output.

In addition to leak detection and repair we strongly advocate assessing the complete compressed air system to look for further optimisation savings through upgrades or design. This generally offers the largest impact in reducing your costs.

Our experienced engineers will assess the line with sophisticated ultrasonic detectors utilising the latest software, including ring main systems and all pneumatic systems, machine by machine. Tags will be applied to leaks and then photographed as part of a comprehensive report.

We often conduct a general optimisation survey in conjunction with any leak detection programme, looking at pneumatic applications and usage provides a more complete overview than assessing leaks alone.

  • Investigate automatic zoning and isolation when not in use.
  • Reduce pressure
  • Proper fitment of nozzles, where air must be used for blowing
  • Remove inappropriate or inefficient usage
  • Establish baseline

Once a baseline has been established following a leak detection and system optimisation programme, we can assess further enhancements such as the installation of flow meters. Deviation from the baseline will not only indicate leaks but also issues with component failure, leading to early maintenance intervention and improved system reliability and uptime.

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