Effective Leak and Blockage Testing of Vascular Access Sheaths

Reagent Vascular access sheaths, also referred to as sheath introducers or introducer sheaths, operate as a blood-blocking access port where catheters and guidewires can then more easily and effectively be threaded into a patient’s vasculature.  These devices are commonly designed with a molded and ... Read More

5 Ways to Leak Test Refrigeration Condenser Coils

All types of refrigeration appliances and systems contain condenser coils. Though they may vary in size and design, they share the common need for leak testing in manufacturing. Their shape and the number of brazed joints to be checked can make detecting leaks a challenge, and the use of more ... Read More

3 Quality and Leak Testing Trends in eMobility Manufacturing

Looking at the news on any given day you’ll see a story on a new type of electric or alternate fuel vehicle—from cars, motorcycles and trucks to tractors, boats and even airplanes. While these advancements are exciting, these new categories of vehicles create some real challenges for manufacturers ... Read More

How to Effectively Leak Test Reagent Cartridges

Reagent cassettes are commonly used in larger bio labs or point-of-care facilities for infection verification or genetic determination by automated and semi-automated diagnostic (IVD) testing, gene sequencing, and micro-array scanning instrumentation/analyzers.    Leak testing can be performed on ... Read More

An Introduction to CTS Leak Standards

Leak masters are a certified part calibrated to a specific leak rate and pressure. They can be used to calibrate a leak test instrument in test lines and manifolds, or in a master part. A standard CTS leak orifice is made up of a crimped stainless-steel rod, inside a holder of your choice, that is ... Read More

How to specify a helium reclaim system for your plant

As manufacturers face yet another helium shortage and increasing costs for the rationed supply, many are looking at reclaim systems to optimize their helium usage. These systems can, depending upon the application, recover up to 95% of helium for reuse. Read More

Reliable Leak and Blockage Testing of Medical Microfluidic Chips

Microfluidic chips may be tiny, but these devices perform a big job in healthcare. These mass-produced “lab-on-a-chip” devices perform chemical analyses of extremely small volumes of fluids. Read More

Special considerations for leak testing die cast parts

Die casting is a common process in which molten metal is forced under high pressure into a mould cavity that’s created with two dies of hardened steel. In this post, we explore the specific physical characteristics of die cast parts and how these impact leak test. Read More

Factors affecting leak flow rate and how to manage them

We often emphasize that everything leaks. No matter how exact the specifications are, every part will have an allowable air loss measurement compared to a material that shouldn’t leak. Read More

Five common mistakes to avoid with any leak test

That first fact about leak testing is that everything leaks—even if it’s to a very small degree. Read More