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Offline vijayppt

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Ammonia leak detection
« on: November 05, 2006, 02:48:47 AM »
Hello,
Iam working in ammonia refrigeration plants.Can anyone tell how to detect ammonia gas leak from any flange/fitting/valve glands (by using simple tecnique like introducing a rod dipped with HCL,etc.. near the leaky area)Any suggestions?
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Re: Ammonia leak detection
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2006, 04:50:34 AM »
Isn't it smelly enough?
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Re: Ammonia leak detection
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2006, 03:05:52 PM »
Hello vijayppt,

Along with Boreks suggetion, you could take regular litmus paper, and wet it in distilled water.  When you place the water-wet litmus paper over the leak, the pH will increase (turning the litmus paper blue).  The paper must be wet in order for this to work.

Just a suggestion,

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Re: Ammonia leak detection
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006, 09:37:08 AM »
Thanks first to Borek and Eugene for your replies.Let me try Litmus paper and try for leaks.

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Re: Ammonia leak detection
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006, 04:36:32 PM »
Isn't it smelly enough?
YAp, as i know, amonia si very smell.

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