5 most common types of leak testing—and when to use them

For those new to leak testing on the manufacturing line, the different technologies and methods can seem daunting. How do you choose the right kind of leak test for your application? How do you know if the method you’re using is producing the best results? These are questions we will help you ... Read More

Choosing Effective Leak Test Seals and Connectors for Medical Device Manufacturing

In the medical manufacturing industry, reliable quality testing is of the utmost importance—particularly when it comes to leak testing. And an accurate and reliable leak test starts with leak test seals and connectors you can trust. Leaking seals are the primary cause of misleading leak test ... Read More

Understanding Your Leak Test Data

Leak testing is about more than identifying leaks in factory parts and assemblies, as it’s understood that in leak testing, everything leaks. The real question is: To what degree do parts leak? On top of simply identifying leaks, you also need to define the leak rate to determine if the size of a ... Read More

Strategies for HVAC Leak Testing

Every heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system should be free from leaks to be efficient and safe. However, leaks can be introduced into HVAC systems during manufacturing and assembly, and aging HVAC systems can develop leaks over time. Because many refrigerant leaks are small, they ... Read More

The updated Sentinel Blackbelt: Most powerful single-channel benchtop leak tester on the market

Manufacturers around the world rely on the multi-functional Sentinel Blackbelt. Why? With so many standard features and available options, it’s easy to customize a leak test for a wide variety of scenarios. Read More

Pressure Decay Test Method Guide

There are many different types of leak testing, so when you must test for leaks in the factory or the field, it pays to know which leak test is best for the task. Pressure decay testing is one of the most popular forms of leak testing because it is accurate and relatively easy. Read More

Leak Testing Considerations for Catheters

Pressure decay testing is most commonly used in catheter leak testing. Of course, there are some test variations to accommodate different types of catheters, so you need to have the right pressure decay leak test system for the specific type of catheter. This blog post will review leak testing ... Read More

Overview of Mass Flow Testing

When testing parts, if your part-to-part volume differs by more than 5-10% or if you are testing a device that needs to accommodate fluid or air passing through it, chances are you need mass flow testing. Mass flow testing defines the rate of flow through a part or device and is typically conducted ... Read More

Convert Dunk Testing from Bubbles to Measurable Leak Testing

The simplest and least expensive type of leak rate test is dunk testing for bubbles. Even if you know nothing about leak testing, you have probably used a bucket of water to find a leak in an inner tube by looking for bubbles. The principle is always the same—immerse the part and look for bubbles ... Read More

7 Factors Affecting Your Leak Test

If you know anything about leak testing, then you understand that everything leaks. The question is: How much leakage is considered acceptable? For accurate leak testing—and more importantly, accurate leak measurement—you need a repeatable test that gives you an accurate baseline. Read More