FTI goes the extra step for our customers, including our customers in the appliances industry. While many of our competitors only have one or two forms of leak testing, we boast a wide assortment and the ingenuity to solve even the most difficult of leak testing problems in the appliance industry.
Which Leak Tests Are Most Beneficial to the Appliance Industry?
Appliances come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and as such the industry requires a variety of leak testing options to suit each part’s unique needs. Explore a selection of our available leak-testing methods below:
Pressure Decay for Appliances
Because pressure decay leak testing is very simple and not expensive, it is the first method to be considered for many appliances, including gas stoves. During pressure decay tests, our equipment will monitor the tested component’s air pressure. For the part to be deemed successful, the air pressure must not decrease past a certain, predetermined amount. Depending on the appliance’s size, a longer test interval may be required.
Air Flow Testing for Appliances Industry
Air Mass Flow Testing is a technology that can determine the rate in which a fluid or gas leak flows. This testing method can be used for calibration purposes, when compliance components must meet certain flow requirements. When our customers come to us with large volumes of appliances that need testing, we often recommend air mass leak flow testing.
Helium Testing for Appliances
Refrigerators and Air Conditioners are common appliances that our customers bring to us for leak testing. Helium leak detection equipment is an excellent option for these projects, because this test ensures that climate control systems operate at peak efficiency.
The Hard Vacuum “Inside Out” testing method is a type of mass spectrometer test that quantifies leaks without being affected by volume or temperature. Because of this, “Inside/out” leak testing is another commonly used test method to verify the integrity of HVAC and refrigeration components.