Leakage Testing - Water and Dust

Leakage tests: Water, dust

By leakage test or leak test, we mean a process capable of checking the pneumatic seal of a product with a leak test. Unlike most types of measurements, such as size or weight, the control system necessarily involves an automatic device for the test. This validation makes it possible to predict possible failures of a product in service.


Possible settings

A) Verification systems, with operator and location of the vanishing point

  • Water control with pressurized part (visual inspection)
  • Control with soapy water (visual inspection)
  • Control with reagents and UV lamps (visual inspection)
  • Control with gas (helium) pressurized (mass spectrometer)
  • Control with pressurized hot air (visual inspection with IR)
  • Variable dielectric control on plastic parts (high voltage ionic system)

B) Automatic systems with Good / Reject indication and leakage value

  • Control by measuring the flow in the pressurized room
  • Control by differential pressure drop control part / reference part
  • Pressure drop control in the pressurized room
  • Control by "recovery" of the increase in pressure under bell


List of Standards

  • IEC 60529
  • IPX1 to IPX7
  • IP2X to IP6X
  • ... other available tests.

Dust Testing

Dust can have a serious impact on the sensitive electronics that underpin the guidance and communications systems of today’s military vehicles, in addition to the rugged exterior that protects those components from damage. For this reason alone, dust testing has been an important part of the quality-control process for defense contractors as well as other manufacturers in a wide range of industries.

STD is IEC 60529