A dye, usually red or fluorescent, which
when added to a fluid (water, oil etc) will visually show the
path the fluid is traveling and therefore reveal a leak if there is
ANSI approved standard covering the use of
ASTM E1003 Standard Test
Method for Hydrostatic Leak Testing
Water Additive (Red)
This tracer is a concentrated (immediately miscible) liquid dye,
operating in the visible mode - no special equipment needed to
see results. Developed for water systems study, this tracer is ideal for leak
testing large systems or pipelines. Biodegradable - can be diluted up to
four ounces per 500
gallons. (ASTM 126.96.36.199 & ASTM 188.8.131.52 Visibility Enhancers).
Available in 4 oz, gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon packages.
FT175 Water Additives (Fluorescent)
These concentrated leak tracer dyes are biodegradable,
non-toxic and immediately miscible in water.
FT175 tracers come in four fluorescent colors (yellow, green,
blue & orange), making multiple tests easy. Developed
for water systems study, these tracers are ideal for leak
testing large systems or pipelines. (ASTM 184.108.40.206 & ASTM 220.127.116.11 Visibility Enhancers).
Available in 8 oz and gallon packages. More information
FA-1A Water Additive (Fluorescent)
This concentrated liquid tracer contains corrosion inhibitors,
surface tension reducers and water soluable powders which dry on
the outside of a leak developing the exact point of leakage long
after the water evaporates.
The concentrate should be diluted 1 part concentrate to between
25 to 50 parts water. It is chealated to perform in
hard water. (ASTM 11.3.4)
Available in 4 oz, gallon and 55-gallon packages.
FAO-109 Oil Additive
This highly fluorescent concentrate can be added to oil systems
in the ratio of 1 part to 50 parts. It is invisible in ordinary
light but fluoresces strong yellow under
illumination. FAO-109 is used to pinpoint leaks in hydraulic
lines, engine crankcases and shock absorbers. (ASTM 11.3.3)
Avalable in 8oz, gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon packages.
||F-trace Water Additive
This hydro tracer is available as a
concentrate which should be diluted 1 part to 99 parts water. Originally
developed to leak test new fuel tanks, it is a biodegradable, highly
fluorescent, low surface tension vehicle, which produces excellent
results. It is not inhibited to prevent rust on carbon steel. It has a low sulphur and halogen content for use on stainless, nickel and magnesium
steels as well as on aluminum and most plastics. A black light, AGC Part
L-101 will be required to see most indications. (ASTM 9.3.4)
Available in gallon, 5-gallon and 55-gallon packages.