Applus+ was asked to conduct a Helium Leak Test at a chemical plant in Oman. The test was conducted at the client’s facility in Muscat and involved the testing of heat exchangers.
The client suspected a vacuum leak in a heat exchanger and approached Applus+ for a solution. After further inspection, our team of technicians identified the problem and provided the client with a customized solution which would ensure the plant returned to normal operation as quickly as possible.
A helium leak test was identified as the best solution for the client. This technique is conducted with the use of a mass spectrometer, which is calibrated to detect the presence of helium molecules. Helium molecules are very small, so using helium as a tracer gas will find very small leaks that other leak tests may not find.
Our team of experts ensured that the equipment was on hand to carry out the work and this enabled a quick turnaround for the client. The client was very pleased with the knowledge and quality of service delivered by Applus+.
Applus+ has been offering helium leak testing services to clients in Oman since 2012. The service has proved to be highly successful among clients and this allowed Applus+ to develop local capabilities in Oman.