Leak detection

Wherever a second fluid is used to heat or cool a process, a risk of product leakage or carryover exists. Leak detection in process equipment such as heat exchangers and boilers are a vital part of safeguarding a chemical process. Immediate detection of leakage or carryover can be achieved by installing a Kemtrak photometer on the condensate line.

Benefits include:

  • equipment protection (filters, boilers etc)
  • product, process and environmental protection
  • reduced downtime
  • increased water re-usage – condensate can be used for CIP pre-rinse and boiler feed

From a continuous monitoring of the process water for signs of contamination, conservation of water, energy and treatment chemicals is the result. The net benefit is a reduction in operating costs.

The monitoring of changes in color or UV absorbance in the condensate is a reliable means of detecting leaks. Such measurements can detect trace levels of contamination allowing repairs to be scheduled before a catastrophic breakdown occurs.

The Kemtrak DCP007 LED process photometer uses robust industrial grade optic fibers to pipe the light from within the analyzer enclosure to the measurement point and back. This is a major benefit as all the electricity is kept within the analyzer enclosure permitting safe operation in even the most hazardous of environments.

A comprehensive range of both standard and custom designed industrial measurement cellsare available to suit virtually any application.

Contact a Kemtrak sales representative for more information.