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Educational Leak Testing Resources

ATEQ’s Leak Testing Academy is committed to providing educational industrial leak testing information through training courses, white papers, articles, videos and application studies.

White Papers

  • Air Decay vs. Differential Decay vs. Mass Flow
    • This article will address three types of air leak testing: pressure decay, differential pressure decay and differential mass flow. Examples of testing specifications that would be best suited for each of the test methods will be provided along with a description of each how each method’s testing process and instruments work.
  • Setting Leak Testing Specifications
    • This article will help provide a guideline on how to determine leak testing specifications. It will provide testing specification examples, theoretical models, and address various considerations such as the consequences of a failed part, test scenarios, test conditions, component material, shelf life, surface tension, hole geometry, air flow models and other leak testing methods.
  • Sealed Component Testing
    • This article is designed to assist people that have never used an air leak tester to quality control test a fully sealed component.  This includes guidance on different test methods, formulas, test fixture designs, test time, test materials, part temperature and test environments that are involved in ingress leak testing products that do not have any openings to connect to a tester such as: food packaging, waterproof electronics, watches, cosmetics, and medical devices
  • Internal Combustion Engine Leak Test (Coming Soon)
    • This article is designed to assist people that test an automotive engine for smaller leaks in industrial quality control. Proper understanding of engine technology, thermodynamics and pressure regulation can help manufacturers to have better quality control on their fully assembled engines. The simple use of multiple fill points, compressed air tanks, and heat exchangers are key factors in improving the performance of a leak test station.

Magazine Articles

    • This article begins with a brief history of automotive leak testing and transitions to an explaination of new leak testing technologies for testing electric vehicle battery pouches.
  • Manufacturing in Focus Magazine: Making the Quality Assurance Process AIRTIGHT
    • This featured article gives an overview on what ATEQ does, our core values and how ATEQ became a leader in the leak testing industry.
  • Manufacturing in Focus Magazine: Leak & Flow Testing to the Highest Standards
    • This featured article highlights ATEQ as an experienced global team of innovative leak testing experts with an extensive portfolio full of applications manufactured by world-renowned companies.
  • US Tech Magazine: Leak Testing Hermetically Sealed Components
    • This article discusses the importance of leak testing and how pressure decay ingress leak testing can be used to test hermetically sealed components in a leak-tight chamber.
  • Assembly Magazine: Design Considerations for an Air Leak Test Fixture
    • This article addresses tips to designing an air leak test fixture including the designs of the seals, fixture and the machine in order to efficiently integrate and automate a leak tester into a production line.
  • Assembly Magazine: Leak Tester Quickens Production of Quality Parts
    • This is a case study explaining how ATEQ was able to help a di-stamping company produce small volume cylindrical parts with an incredibly fast cycle time of 0.09 seconds allowing the company to double its production to 500,000 parts a week.
  • Assembly Magazine: ATEQ Leak Testers Reduce Scrap by 50%
    • A case study of how ATEQ convinced an American gauge manufacturer to switch from a slow manual bubble leak test to an ATEQ sealed component chamber test on its manufactured dial indicator gauge which provided the company with concrete accurate data and saved them time and money.
  • Assembly Magazine: Leak Testing Trends in the Medical Industry
    • This article talks with several leak testing companies to get their input on the latest leak testing methods and challenges in medical device leak testing.
  • Assembly Magazine: Leak Testing and Electric Vehicles
    • This article talks with various leak testing companies regarding the latest test methods and challenges regarding leak testing electric vehicle battery cells.
  • Consumer Electronics Daily Magazine: Waterproof Electronics: A Fairy Tale?
    • This article addresses how the waterproof electronics industry has evolved the leak testing industry and it features a basic explaination of how to leak test a smartphone.
  • Consumer Electronics Daily Magazine: ATEQ: Airtight Technologies for Electronics Quality Testing
    • This is an interview conducted with ATEQ’s CEO, Davy Leboucher, regarding the importance of leak testing and how ATEQ has become a leader in leak testing waterproof electronics.
  • Consumer Electronics Daily Magazine: Drown IP Rating Confusion
    • This article addresses what the various waterproof electronics IP ratings mean and how they relate to leak testing.

Videos

  • Why Choose ATEQ Leak Testers
    • This video explains the advantages manufacturers gain by using ATEQ leak and flow testing instruments to test their manufactured parts.
  • ATEQ’s Differential Pressure Drop Automatic Leak Tester
    • ATEQ compares the principles of differential pressure decay to standard pressure decay leak testing technology; highlighting the benefits of increased accuracy and decreased sensitivity to ambient disturbances.
  • Does Your Manufactured Part Need Leak Testing?
    • Check out ATEQ’s video to learn the steps to determine if your product should be leak tested and the process of how to select a leak tester that is best for your application.
  • Leak Testing 101
    • Learn the Who What When Where Why and How’s of Leak Testing from the experts at ATEQ!
      • Who is involoved in leak testing
      • What types of products are leak tested
      • When are components leak tested during the manufacturing process
      • Where are leak testers used
      • Why is leak testing important
      • How leak tests work
  • Leak Testing Applications Examples
  • Bubble Leak Testing
    • ATEQ explores the primitive method of leak testing-the bubble test.  In this test, parts are pressurized and submerged under water and an operator looks for bubbles.  This method is time consuming and it is difficult to calculate presise miniscule leak rates.
  • ATEQ Corp Product Lines
    • This video explains the various Industrial Measurement Testing Instruments that ATEQ Corp. Offers. Pressure Decay Leak Testers, Compact and Multi-Channel Leak Testers, Electrical Leak Testers, Flow Testers, Battery Chargers/Analyzers, Voltage Balancers, Ground Bonding Testers.
  • Quality Testing: Leak Testing Methods
    • ATEQ examines the history of leak testing methods from the pros and cons of the primitive bubble test up to ATEQ’s advanced automatic differential pressure decay leak testing technologies.

Discuss Your Application, Find a Solution

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