Leak Testing Basics

How to Buy a Leak Tester

This guide outlines what you need to know and the questions you should ask before buying a leak tester.


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What is a Leak Tester?

Leak tests are used to identify a leak exists and measure the size of the leak.



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What is Leak Testing?

Leak testing is the process of checking a product for leaks (a defect) and may be achieved using various test methods. 


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Leakage Explained

Leak tests may be carried out for an environmental reason, or what is contaminated by the environment. 

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Why Leak Test?

Leak testing is a necessary and integral part of your manufacturing process.

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Benefits of Leak Testing

These benefits can be appreciated by a diversity of groups within an organization: Quality Control, Production, Finance, Sales, Marketing and Development.


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Tester Selection by Leak Test Method

Determining the best leak tester by leak test technique is an effective strategy. 

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How to Leak Test

A product’s function (and its subsequent profitability) relies on maintaining efficiency and production. 

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What is Functional Leak Testing?

Functional leak testing involves challenging the performance of an assembly against a set of predefined performance criteria.

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What is Concurrent Leak Testing?

A Concurrent Leak Test is when you are synchronously testing multiple parts with the same test. 

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What is Sequential Leak Testing?

A Sequential Leak Test is when you sequence between several different test programs which can be different types of test programs, or different test pressures.


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Leak Rate Calculator

This convenient and easy-to-use app can calculate leak rate and estimate cycle times right from your for your iOS or Android device.

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At Uson, we believe that knowledge is power. We strive to be your trusted source for leak testing expertise, and our Leak Testing Basics page is just one way we fulfill that commitment. This collection of leak testing and measurement content is focused on fundamentals including, why leak test, the benefits of leak testing, how to leak test and how to buy a leak tester and is designed to provide a foundational understanding of leak testing.

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