Smoke Testing For Leak Detection

Where there is a defect, plumes of smoke will emerge

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Plumbing smoke tests have been used to detect gas and water leak repair issues for well over a century. Even with a number of technological advances spurring the development of alternative leak detection methods, smoke testing is still widely considered to be the most reliable method of testing for plumbing leaks.

Smoke testing pipelines - locating a leak in a pipe
Smoke testing pipelines
Locating a leak in a pipe
Smoke testing in progress
Testing new mains to locate infiltration issues - manholes were not properly sealed
Smoke testing in progress
Smoke coming from a broken clean out cover
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Smoke testing refers to a method where artificial smoke is pushed through the pipeline network to detect signs of cracks, leaks, or other defaults. Where there is a defect, plumes of smoke will emerge. This pinpoints defects in the pipeline and alerts the contractor of potential weaknesses in the pipes that may cause future leaks and damage.

If visible smoke emerges during the plumbing smoke test, this is a clear indicator of a water or dangerous sewer gas leak. It is essential to detect and resolve sewer gas leaks as soon as possible. Smoke tests are not only useful for detecting basic pipe leaks. It can also be used to detect a number of other issues including:

        • Broken or damaged seals
        • Damaged, dry or defective traps
        • Sewage leaks
        • Plumbing and sewage vent leaks

 

POWER SMOKER 2

Our Power Smoker 2 with laboratory tested safe LiquiSmoke is the fastest and most economical way of locating leaks in plumbing systems. Smoke filled air is forced through the system, quickly revealing problem areas.

Find plumbing leaks quickly and economically with our Power Smoker 2. LiquiSmoke immediately fills the lines and is forced out through leaks to provide you fast results. Our LiquiSmoke is the only laboratory tested safe smoke available, so there is no concern over smoke escaping into someone’s home. The LiquiSmoke is also tested clean, so there is no residue to clean up or concern of damaging property. Show your customer immediate results without the risk of unnecessary property damage with the most cost-effective method available.

Features

      • Uses our laboratory tested safe LiquiSmoke – the only tested safe smoke option available.
      • Patented SuperJet muffler heats the smoke to over 950 degrees, resulting in virtually a 100% burn of the LiquiSmoke.
      • LiquiSmoke has an indefinite shelf life and does not require hazardous shipping labels.
      • Durable and dependable engine.
      • Precision balanced cast aluminium impeller that will stand up to years of hard use.
      • Rubber feet reduces vibration caused by the engine, helping reduce noise and wear on the machine.
      • Single person testing operation – The machine does not require continual monitoring during the test. • Laboratory grade valve ensures years of quality use.
      • LiquiSmoke does not contain toxic compounds like Zinc Chloride, which is found in all smoke bombs or candles.
      • The most cost-effective method of smoke testing available, costing cents per minute to run.
      • Use as much or little LiquiSmoke as you need. If you discover you’re not prepared for the test when you turn on the machine, simply close the valve.
      • Free PSA templates ready for customization to notify tenants on how the test is performed.

RIPCORD POWER SMOKER

Our Ripcord Smoker with laboratory tested safe LiquiSmoke is the fastest and most economical way of locating leaks in sewer systems. Smoke filled air is forced through the system, quickly revealing problem areas.

 

Cost effective. Safe. Efficient. Our Power Smoker with laboratory tested safe LiquiSmoke is the fastest and most economical method of locating leaks in sewer systems. Smoke filled air is forced through the system, quickly revealing problem areas. Using the patented SuperJet smoke generating muffler, the system produces virtually a 100% burn of the LiquiSmoke, resulting in no wasted product, and a safe, dense smoke that will not stain or leave any trace of residue. We proudly offer the most complete smoke testing system available, including multiple forms of PSA templates at no additional charge.

 

Features

• Uses our laboratory tested safe LiquiSmoke® – the only tested safe smoke option available.

• Patented SuperJet® muffler heats the smoke to over 950 degrees, resulting in virtually a 100% burn of the LiquiSmoke.

• LiquiSmoke has and indefinite shelf life, and does not require hazardous shipping labels.

• Durable and dependable Honda or Briggs & Stratton engines.

• Precision balanced cast aluminum impeller that will stand up to years of hard use.

• Rubber seal reduces vibration caused by the engine, helping reduce noise and wear on the flange.

 

• Two person testing operation – The machine does not require continual monitoring during the test.

• Laboratory grade valve ensures years of quality use.

• LiquiSmoke does not contain toxic compounds like Zinc Chloride, which is found in all smoke bombs or candles.

• The most cost-effective method of smoke testing available, costing cents per minute to run.

• Use as much or little LiquiSmoke as you need. If you discover you’re not prepared for the test when you turn on the machine, simply close the valve.

• Multiple forms of free PSA templates ready for customization to notify the public of upcoming tests

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