How to Detect Compressed Air Leaks

In our last article, we revealed the high costs associated with a leaky compressed air system. How can these leaks be detected? Leaks can be found in any part of a compressed air system, from the compressor to the points of use. Common problem areas include: Couplings Hoses Tubes Fittings Pipe joints Disconnects Thread sealants

The High Cost of Compressed Air System Leaks

Compressed air systems are essential for a range of industrial and manufacturing processes…and the fact is, they leak. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the estimated average leakage rate for compressed air systems is 25%, though it can be much higher. Compressed air leaks are too often overlooked, considered an inevitability. However, they come