Chell Instruments have announced their newest development, the PIT 100, a self-contained automated leak and flow test system. Pipe-work integrity (the PIT 100) is the first instrument of its kind and performs a number of tests to determine the integrity of pressurised pipework, looms or harnesses.
Chell’s PIT 100 has been created to test both a single port or up to 16 ports simultaneously, so it can be used for both small and large operations. It’s three main functions are leak testing, continuity testing and flow testing. It can perform leak tests by applying pressure to all the ports in use, isolating the pipework or harness from the supply and then measuring any pressure decay. For continuity testing, the PIT 100 can also test multi-way looms. Each channel is pressurised and the operator can then confirm that the gas is being passed through the appropriate port. Lastly, the PIT 100 can be used as a flow tester. The test is used to detect abnormalities in the system, such as restrictions or breaks which give a different flow of gas and therefore a different measured pressure.