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Identify the Invisible with Leak Detection Service

Dec 12, 2023 11:54:01 AM / by Monique Scott

Leaks in compressed air and gas systems cause energy waste in industrial facilities. They occur due to poor maintenance, aging equipment, or improper installation. 

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These leaks can have several adverse effects: 

  • Energy Loss: Leaks result in the continuous supply of compressed air or gas, causing the system to work harder to maintain pressure, leading to increased energy consumption. 
  • Reduced Efficiency: Your system's intended pressure is not maintained when leaks are present, so overall efficiency decreases. 
  • Increased Costs: Energy lost due to leaks results in higher utility bills for your facility, reducing your bottom line. 
  • Environmental Impact: Wasted energy from leaks contributes to unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, impacting the environment and reducing your sustainability levels. 

Regular inspections, maintenance schedules, and investing in leak detection can significantly reduce these losses and improve overall efficiency at your facility. 


Here are some effective strategies to identify, mitigate, and prevent leaks in your compressed air and gas systems: 


Identification of Leaks: 

  • Regular Inspections: Conduct routine checks using ultrasonic leak detectors or thermal imaging cameras to identify potential leaks. 
  • Monitoring Systems: Implement continuous monitoring systems that track pressure drops or fluctuations, which can indicate the presence of leaks. 
  • Visual Inspection: Inspect joints, connections, and valves visually for signs of leaks, such as condensation or noticeable gaps and spaces. In loud facilities, it can be nearly impossible to identify audible cues like hissing noises, so implementing an alternative solution to identifying leaks is essential. 


Mitigation of Leaks: 

  • Prompt Repairs: Identify leaks immediately and prioritize their repair to prevent further energy waste. 
  • Utilize Leak Sealants: If a permanent fix can not be implemented immediately, consider using appropriate sealants or tapes to address minor leaks. This will reduce energy waste in the short term but should only be used as a temporary band-aid until the leaks are properly repaired. 


Prevention Measures: 

  • Regular Maintenance: Prioritize following a comprehensive maintenance schedule that includes checking for leaks, tightening connections, and replacing worn-out components. 
  • Employee Training: Educate staff on the importance of leak detection. Encourage your team to report any suspected leaks promptly. 
  • Proper Installation: Ensure systems are installed correctly from the start to minimize the chances of leaks due to poor initial setup. 
  • Upgrade Equipment: Consider upgrading equipment in your facility to more energy-efficient components that are less prone to leaks, improving the overall system reliability. 


Regular inspections and preventative maintenance schedules are crucial in mitigating leaks in compressed air and gas systems. A proactive approach to maintenance helps detect leaks early, reducing long-term energy waste and operational costs.


Electrozad offers Leak Detection Service, a comprehensive field service that scans your facility to identify leaks without interrupting your operations. We complete this non-invasive service while your facility remains productive and operational, saving you time and money. By partnering with Electrozad and investing in regular preventative maintenance, you can significantly reduce energy losses caused by leaks in your compressed air and gas systems, ultimately improving efficiency and reducing operational costs. 


Tags: Industrial, Services, Industrial Services

Monique Scott

Written by Monique Scott

Thanks for taking the time to read this article. I'm Monique and as the Marketing Specialist at Electrozad, I update our community on industry news, company announcements, events you should attend, and staff milestones.