New ultrasonic leak detector launched by SKF18 July 2018

SKF has launched the new SKF Ultrasonic Leak Detector TKSU 10 – enabling users to find leaks from a distance and in noisy industrial environments more easily.

The global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services, says that this ultrasound measurement sensor is suitable for detecting, tracing and diagnosing the source of all kinds of leaks from compressed air, gas, steam and vacuum systems, and it can also be used to verify the correct operation of steam traps.

The TKSU 10 directly replaces the TMSU 1, which is being discontinued.

Besides ergonomic and optical improvements, the lightweight, handheld TKSU 10 also allows users to independently adjust headset volume and to also alter the sensor’s sensitivity, via an LED screen.

The TKSU 10 works like a microphone but is sensitive only to high frequency ultrasound, due to a sensitive piezoelectric crystal used as the sensor element.

The screen also gives a numerical value for the air noise, while the instrument has a rubber nozzle that can be used to pinpoint leak location and protect the sensor from contact with grease.

Andy Mynett, maintenance and lubrication product manager at SKF, comments: “Any compressed air system can experience leaks, which amplify the load on compressors and increase costs. The new SKF Ultrasonic Leak Detector TKSU 10 helps users to find leaks from a distance easily, even in noisy industrial environments. The built-in LED display also enables the adjustment of sensitivity and shows the measured ultrasound noise from leaking air, allowing the quantification of leaks and prioritisation of repairs.”

Adam Offord

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