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Hydrogen Leak Detection

Portable Helium/Hydrogen Sniffing Leak Detector.

The portable helium tracer gas sniff only MD-490S is considered the Leak Detection “Work Horse” by manufacturing companies worldwide is now available in two tracer gases.

MD-490S Dual Gas is the most advanced sniffing Helium/Hydrogen leak detector designed specifically for industrial environments. The MD-490S Dual Gas utilizes VIC’s own industrial-grade mass spectrometer to achieve the highest sensitivity, fastest response-time, and smallest footprint.  With a touch of a button, this dual gas unit can detect either Helium or Hydrogen tracer gases, while using a single built-in dual purpose calibrated gas leak.

MD-490S Dual Gas Features and Benefits

  • One Button Switch between helium and hydrogen tracer gases.
  • Fully Automatic Calibration sequence with built-in dual gas (helium and hydrogen mix) NIST calibrated gas leak which prompts the operator to insert probe into the built-in leak and adjusts the machine’s leak rate reading to match the leak value.
  • Vibra-Leak™ Probe with background suppression button provides tactile feedback when leak rate exceeds the reject set point; Ideally suited for noisy environments where audio alarms cannot be heard or where leak detectors are in close proximity; Vibra-Leak™ Probe solves background tracer gas problems during the test.
  • Tracer Gas Background Suppression with a push of a button; the MD-490S eliminates the tracer gas background.
  • Most Sensitive Sniffer Available with 10-8 sensing capabilities through enhanced tracer gas collector design and signal processing.
  • Fully Interactive System Diagnostics include critical parameters such as run times, operating voltages/currents and pressures.
  • Graphical and Numerical Displays of leak rate values.
  • Sealed Membrane Keypad for long life in harsh environments.
  • Dry (oil-free) Vacuum Pumping minimizes maintenance and potential oil-contamination problems.
  • Probe Blockage Alarm ensures proper system performance.
  • Front Panel Key Lock-Out prevents unauthorized use.
  • High Output Adjustable Audio Alarm up to 110 dB.

Learn more about the MD-490S Dual Gas Leak Detector.

Tracer Gas Leak Detectors
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MD-490S DG
MD-490S Dual Gas is the most advanced sniffing Helium/Hydrogen leak detector designed specifically for industrial environments. The MD-490S Dual Gas utilizes VIC’s own industrial-grade mass spectrometer to achieve the highest sensitivity, fastest response-time, and smallest footprint.  With a touch of a button, this dual gas unit can detect either Helium or Hydrogen tracer gases, while using a single built-in dual purpose calibrated gas leak.
Model No. MD-490S DG, Part No. 966-495
Gas Handling Systems
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Smart Charge IV
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Smart Charge IV™ A multipurpose system designed to first perform a structural leak and pressure decay test using (Air or Nitrogen).
Model No. Smart Charge IV, Part No. 926-350
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A multipurpose system designed to perform a pressure decay leak test, followed by a helium backfill.  
Model No. Smart Charge IV HD, Part No. 926-360
GM-BS
A microprocessor-based system designed to blend two gas components, typically helium and air.  These systems provide a cost effective alternative to 100% tracer gas.
Model No. GM-BS, Part No. 925-090
GB-AS
Gas booster systems produce high-pressure process gas supplies from lower pressure sources, typically boosting a shop air source. Base units provide up to 600 psig pressure output. Options include higher pressure outputs and process gas drying capabilities. Can be configured for single gas or dual gas boosting.
Model No. GB-AS
Tracer Gas Bombing Stations
PBS-1
Designed for bombing hermetically sealed devices in conformance with MIL- STD 883E, 750 and 202.
Model No. PBS-1, Part No. 9902-579-11
PBS-2
Designed for bombing hermetically sealed devices in conformance with MIL- STD 883E, 750 and 202.
Model No. PBS-2, Part No. 9902-579-01
PV-883 DP
Designed for bombing hermetically sealed devices in conformance with MIL- STD 883E, 750 and 202.
Model No. PV-883 DP, Part No. 944-117
PV-883 JR
Designed for bombing hermetically sealed devices in conformance with MIL- STD 883E, 750 and 202. Ideally suited for low volume applications
Model No. PV-883 JR, Part No. 944-112
Tracer Gas Backfill Stations
MS-50GT BS
The perfect complement to our MS-50 High Speed Production Console Helium Leak Detector for in-process evacuation/backfill and leak testing.
Model No. MS-50GT BS, Part No. 0139-019-01
Calibrated Gas Leaks
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OM
The OM Series gas calibrator leaks utilize a precision tapered glass capillary as the leak element. Gases pass through a single orifice, with the leak rate dependent upon size and gas pressure. To prevent clogging of the fine orifice, a unique particle trap is located between the capillary tube and outlet fitting.
Model No. OM
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PM
The PM Series – Helium based – Gas Permeation Leak Calibrators utilize a durable 7740 Pyrex glass permeation leak element which permits diffusion of helium gas.
Model No. PM
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SC
Designed for MS-40, MS-50, and MS-60 leak detectors and helium leak detectors formerly made by Veeco Instruments.
Model No. SC
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E-MOTT
Ideal for calibrating VIC’s TurboTest™ MD-490S and halogen sniffing instruments. These leaks are specifically designed for atmospheric sniffing applications.
Model No. E-MOTT
Made in USA Vacuum Instruments Corporation is a pioneer in providing state-of-the-art leak detection solutions for diverse applications and industries. Our systems have ensured the safety and performance of countless products that we use in our daily lives from the cars we drive to the air conditioners in our houses, the pacemakers in our bodies, and the satellites we launch into space.
 
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