Helium is the most commonly used tracer gas in gas leak detection in regards to ventilation rates in buildings. Helium is non-flammable, non-toxic, inert, and non-destructive. Helium can be used at 100% or mixed with another gas, like nitrogen, to help reduce cost. Tracer gas leak testing is a very efficient method for detecting gas leaks. Tracer gas testing can detect micro leaks and have faster test times.
Benefits of Tracer Gas
Tracer gas is a nondestructive testing method that detects airflow, current, and leaks. Tracer gas testing can be used both indoors and outdoor.
There are multiple benefits of using tracer gas to locate an underground leak. This method is highly accurate as a safe, non-toxic option that is great for commercial and industrial facilities. Tracer Gas options are also safer for the environment. Tracer gas can detect leaks through concrete, asphalt, tile, rock, and other hard surfaces, without creating a destructive construction site due to the accuracy of detection.