Easily Pinpoint Fluid Leaks with Spectroline: Unboxing Video Review

Oct 18, 2019

Learn how to easily pinpoint fluid leaks with Spectroline

Check out our new in-house NDT product review video of Spectroline's industrial leak detection products.


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Video Transcript:

Hi guys I'm Paul from Russell Fraser Sales and today we're going to be taking a look at what's in the box with some of the leak detection products from Spectroline. Today we've got Water-Glo, Oil-Glo and Gas-Glo. So the principle behind this is really simple: By adding a small amount of this to your fluid it'll then allow that fluid to fluoresce under a light source such as a 365 nano-meter ultraviolet light, which makes it really simple to identify the source of your leaks. So there's a few main types: Gas-Glo which is for petrol, Oil-Glo which is for hydraulic and gearbox fluid, and Water-Glo which is one we'll be looking at today. We'll also be using the Opti-Lux 365 nano-meter torch to fluoresce.

So what I have here is just some plain water about 800ml, as you can see under the UV light it doesn't fluoresce, you can see the board behind it fluorescing but the water does not. What we are going to do is add a very small amount of the Water-Glo here. So the Water-Glo, this one in particular goes into the ratio of about 0.01 percent. For 800ml, we literally want two drops. One two. OK, I'll just mix that through and then we'll have a look. It mixes through and as you can see there's a bit of a color change but what you really need to notice is what happens when I shine the ultraviolet light on it. There's now quite a significant amount of fluorescence happening in here. Now it's fairly obvious against the white background so I'll put it against a darker background. I'll show you what I mean.

Okay so here we have two samples; on the left is a drop of plain water, on the right is the drop of the Water-Glo solution we just made. So I'm going to dim the lights and shine the UV torch on there and give you an idea of just how big the difference is between the two samples. So if I shine our Opti-Lux torch on the sample and I'm holding the torch about 60 centimeters away. If I shine it on the water you see nothing happens it is quite difficult to see the drop however if I shine it on the Water-Glo sample you see it fluoresces quite intensely. I'm sure this video doesn't do it justice but standing here in the room it makes it really obvious where the water is.

So as I mentioned this is available for other mediums not just water but also petrol and oil. Here we've got a few different samples and a few different colours for you to see. Now to give a little bit of context I'm standing about two and a half meters from these samples at the moment using the same torch. You can see they still fluoresce very brightly but you can also see that there's a range of different colours. So the one on the left is the Water-Glo we were just looking at, followed by Gas-Glo which is for petrol and then there's a few in hydraulic fluid and finally we've got one in old engine oil. Now that was quite difficult to see anything before us with fluoresce but now you can see a huge difference, it is very easy to spot. So all these products are available from Russell Fraser Sales. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.