CHICAGO--INFICON is showcasing the auto industry’s most advanced refrigerant and fuel leak detection systems at this year’s Assembly Show (Oct. 25-27) in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont.
The company also will be polling visitors to its exhibit (Booth #245) on the need for leak detection systems to test high-voltage automotive batteries.
“Currently there are no standards for leak testing batteries used on electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles,” said Thomas Parker, INFICON’s North American automotive market sales manager. “The industry needs to learn more about the leak detection challenges that will be facing battery manufacturers, auto suppliers and their customers.”
Technology on display at the company’s exhibit will include INFICON’s Protec P3000 (XL) Helium Sniffer Leak Detector, the Sensistor Sentrac Hydrogen Leak Detector and the HLD6000 Refrigerant Leak Detector. The three-day show for manufacturing suppliers, buyers and users of assembly equipment takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
INFICON’s Protec P3000 (XL)®Helium Sniffer Leak Detector is designed for demanding production environments for testing components in refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, automotive air conditioners, engines, RAC components and similar products.
Manufacturers can cover a wide variety of test requirements with INFICON’s Sensistor Sentrac® Hydrogen Leak Detector. The sniffing device can handle manual and robot-assisted leak detection in environments with high levels of tracer gas, providing both selectivity and sensitivity.
The INFICON HLD6000 Refrigerant Leak Detector builds on the success of previous models with an updated hand probe that is more ergonomic, lighter, more flexible and more maneuverable. A touch-screen display uses a more intuitive interface and provides easy-to-understand icons with fewer menu levels.
A unique Bubbleizer display also featured at the INFICON booth provides a side-by-side comparison of leaks of 0.01, 0.1, 1.0 and 10 sccm (standard cubic centimeters per minute) in water-filled glass cylinders. Cracks 15 microns wide by 1.5 mm long leak at a rate of 0.003 sccm and are undetectable with a water-bubble test. The same leak can be easily found with a helium leak detector.
For those interested in learning more about leak detection, INFICON recently published a 51-page e-book entitled “Leak Testing in the Automotive Industry: A Comprehensive Guide to Leak Detection”. It is available free-of-charge from the company’s website.
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INFICON is one of the world's leading developers, producers and suppliers of instruments and devices for leak detection in air conditioning, refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. The company has manufacturing facilities in Europe, China and the United States, as well as sales and service offices throughout the world. More information about INFICON automotive technology is available online at www.inficonautomotive.com.