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Fourth Edition, Volume 2

Leak Testing

This fourth edition volume offers updates and new technical content throughout.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.  Introduction to Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Nondestructive Testing
  • Part 2. Management of Leak Testing
  • Part 3. Selection of Leak Testing Technique
  • Part 4. History of Leak Testing
  • Part 5. Units of Measure for Leak Testing

Chapter 2.  Safety Aspects of Leak Testing

  • Part 1. General Safety for Test Personnel
  • Part 2. Control of Hazards from Airborne Toxic Liquids, Vapors and Particles
  • Part 3. Flammable Liquids and Vapors
  • Part 4. Electrical and Radiation Hazards
  • Part 5. Safety with Tracer Gases
  • Part 6. Precautions with Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Part 7. Precautions in Pressure and Vacuum Leak Testing
  • Part 8. Preparation of Pressurized Systems for Leak Testing
  • Part 9. Exposure to Toxic Substances

Chapter 3.  Physics of Gas

  • Part 1. Introduction to Properties of Gases
  • Part 2. Gaseous Flow through Leaks
  • Part 3. Effects on Leak Testing

Chapter 4.  Calibrated Reference Leaks

  • Part 1. Calibrated Reference Leaks
  • Part 2. Operation of Standard (Calibrated) Halogen Leaks
  • Part 3. Operation of Standard (Calibrated) Helium Leaks
  • Part 4. Calibration of Standard Reference Leaks

Chapter 5.  Pressure and Flow Measurement

  • Part 1. Pressure Instrumentation and Analysis
  • Part 2. Leakage Rate Tests in Pressurized Systems
  • Part 3. Pressure Change Measurement of Evacuated Systems
  • Part 4. Flow Rate Measurement near Atmospheric Pressure

Chapter 6.  Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems

  • Part 1. Nature of Vacuum
  • Part 2. Vacuum Systems and Components
  • Part 3. Materials for Vacuum Systems
  • Part 4. Vacuum Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Part 5. Measuring Pressure in Vacuum Systems
  • Part 6. Large Leaks in Operating Vacuum Systems
  • Part 7. Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems by Vacuum Gauging
  • Part 8. Leak Testing of Systems by Thermal Conductivity
  • Part 9. Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems by Ionization Gage or Pump

Chapter 7.  Bubble Testing Techniques

  • Part 1. Introduction to Bubble Emission Techniques of Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Theory of Bubble Testing by Liquid Immersion Technique
  • Part 3. Bubble Testing by Liquid Film Application Technique
  • Part 4. Bubble Testing by Vacuum Box Technique
  • Part 5. Procedures and Applications of Bubble Testing

Chapter 8.  Helium Mass Spectrometry in Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Principles of Mass Spectrometry with Helium Tracer
  • Part 2. Tracer Probe with Evacuated Objects
  • Part 3. Hood Technique for Evacuated Objects
  • Part 4. Accumulation Technique for Evacuated Objects
  • Part 5. Detector Probe Technique for Pressurized Objects
  • Part 6. Bell Jar Technique for Pressurized Objects
  • Part 7. Accumulation Technique for Pressurized Objects

Chapter 9.  Mass Spectrometry for Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Mass Spectrometric Detection of Helium Gas
  • Part 2. Sensitivity and Resolution of Helium Mass Spectrometers
  • Part 3. Vacuum System of Mass Spectrometer Leak Detector

Chapter 10.  Halogen Tracer Gases in Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Introduction to Halogen Tracer Gases and Leak Detectors
  • Part 2. Halogen Leak Test Setup
  • Part 3. Pressure Leak Testing with Halogen Detector Probe
  • Part 4. Industrial Applications of Halogen Leak Detection
  • Part 5. Writing Specifications for Halogen Leak Testing

Chapter 11.  Acoustic Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Principles of Acoustic Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Acoustic Monitoring of Vessels, Tanks and Pipelines
  • Part 3. Untethered Acoustic Leak Testing of Pipelines
  • Part 4. Instrumentation for Handheld Leak Detectors
  • Part 5. Pressurized Systems
  • Part 6. Evacuated Systems
  • Part 7. Other Applications

Chapter 12.  Thermographic Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Thermographic Techniques for Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Thermography for Passive Monitoring of Leakage
  • Part 3. Active Technique for Infrared Absorption of Gas
  • Part 4. Passive Technique for Infrared Imaging of Gas

Chapter 13.  Leak Testing of Petrochemical Storage Tanks

  • Part 1. Leak Testing of Underground Storage Tanks
  • Part 2. Leak Testing of Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Part 3. Determining Leakage Rate in Petrochemical Structures

Chapter 14.  Leak Testing of Hermetic Seals

  • Part 1. Gasketed Mechanical Hermetic Seals
  • Part 2. Hermetically Sealed Packages
  • Part 3. Gross Leak Testing of Hermetically Sealed Devices
  • Part 4. Fine Leak Testing of Hermetically Sealed Devices with Krypton-85 Gas
  • Part 5. Fine Leak Testing of Hermetically Sealed Devices with Helium
  • Part 6. Leak Testing of Encasements for Historic Documents

Chapter 15.  Various Topics of Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Design for Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Leak Testing with Visible Tracer
  • Part 3. Blower Door Testing of Buildings
  • Part 4. Leak Testing of Geomembranes
  • Part 5. Residual Gas Analysis
  • Part 6. Solid State Detection of Hydrogen

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Index

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