Leak detector goes through rigorous testing
Published: 4 July 2012 - Joe Bush
Groveley Detection’s GDU-Incus ultrasonic gas leak detector has been independently tested by Micropack Engineering at its facility in Aberdeen.
The GDU-Incus is designed to detect a pressurised gas release while remaining unaffected by background noise within the ultrasonic frequency range and noise outside the ultrasonic frequency range.
The unit underwent vigorous testing to demonstrate proper operation in the most hazardous environments for the oil and gas industry - detecting gas leaks and avoiding false alarms despite unwanted alarm sources under conditions typically experienced offshore.
False alarm testing included typical routine maintenance operations such as jet washing, grinding and cutting, with their elevated audible noise levels.