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MKS ships smallest portable helium leak detectors

Posted: 23 Jul 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mks instruments? pico sniffer? pico vacuum? helium leak detector? portable helium detector?

MKS Instruments has expanded its PICO line of gas leak detectors with the addition of the PICO Sniffer and Vacuum leak detector, which are claimed by the company to be the industry's smallest, portable, battery-operated helium leak detectors for use in the manufacturing and service industries.

The PICO Sniffer is a mass spectrometer-based helium leak detector that measures 379.7-by-259.2-by-104.8mm and includes a 3m rugged probe with field replaceable filter. It has a sensitivity of <1x10-7atm-cc/s and a response time of <1s.

It also has an adjustable audible alarm and backlit touchscreen display with graphical leak rate trending.

The PICO Vacuum leak detector also uses a mass spectrometry-based operation for helium detection and measures 388.7-by-279.5-by-104.8mm. It has a removable touchscreen display with a 15ft interconnecting cable and includes a zero function that compensates for background levels of helium often encountered in leak detection applications.

The device provides a sensitivity of <1x10-10atm-cc/s and a response time of <1s.

Both devices operate from a 110Vac to 240Vac input over 100C to 450C temperatures, and are able to measure in units of atm-cc/s, mb l/s, Pa m?/s, and torr l/s.





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