CTS’ Versatile Tracer Gas Test Systems

July 7, 2016 | By CTS Admin
Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) has the tracer gas testing solutions you need. Our tracer gas leak test system is engineered for superior performance and ease of use, and will deliver highly accurate test results in quick cycle times. These systems can be customized to the needs of a wide range of applications. [caption id="attachment_184" align="aligncenter" width="848"] Valve Gas Leak Test System|CTS This manually loaded dual station Helium tracer gas test system utilizing two TracerMate CS™ instruments. Each instrument is integrated with a mass spectrometer and a vacuum chamber to conduct testing an refrigeration expansion valves[/caption]

Dual Station Expansion Valve Gas Leak Test System

We designed and built a manually-loaded helium tracer gas system to individually leak test refrigeration expansion valves. This system includes two independently-operated test stations, each utilizing a CTS TracerMate CS™ leak test instrument. Each test station features an integrated mass spectrometer and a vacuum chamber in which to conduct testing. [caption id="attachment_185" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View of the Test Chamber Test System and Inficon Mass Spectrometer|CTS View of the Test Chamber and Inficon Mass Spectrometer[/caption] Test station operations are controlled by the TracerMate CS instrumentation. Test data is communicated from the helium detection instrument and stored by part number in the TracerMate CS instrument’s internal data storage. [caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View of the Test Chamber Test System|CTS View of the Test Chamber[/caption] The system’s sealing tools for the rigid tubes that extend from the valve assemblies utilize face seals to facilitate precision leak testing of several different models with no seal tool change-out. Seal tooling on this test system provides versatility for sealing seven different valve assembly models. Valve assembly “shells” are tested to a sensitivity of 2.0 x 10-5 atm-cc/s, utilizing 100% helium at 150 psig.


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