Find Hydraulic Fluid Leaks Quickly and Accurately
The LTK-441 Complete LeakTracker™ Kit contains everything you need to find hydraulic fluid leaks. Simply add OIL-GLO™ 44 ultraviolet fluorescent oil dye to the system’s hydraulic fluid reservoir. Let the fluorescent dye circulate throughout the system during normal equipment use.
Scan hydraulic components with the LT-300 LeakTracker™ high-intensity, UV LED leak detection flashlight. When OIL-GLO™ 44 oil dye is exposed to UV light, it glows brilliantly and indicates the exact source of all escaping hydraulic fluid.
What Happens When Hydraulic Fluid Leaks Occur?
Industrial equipment – such as excavators, cranes, and mining tools – require hydraulic fluid to perform. Fluid leaks in these systems will lead to equipment failure. To avoid breakdowns, equipment must be regularly inspected.
Hydraulic systems are comprised of many interdependent components. These parts include pumps, valves, hydraulic fluid, motors, hoses, filters, and cylinders. The delicate balancing act between these parts is what allows hydraulic equipment to perform heavy-duty tasks such as excavating and demolition.
The Importance of Using High-Quality, OEM-Grade Product
The Spectroline® method of ultraviolet leak detection is simple, noninvasive, and doesn’t void equipment warranties. OIL-GLO™ 44 oil dye can remain safely within the host system because it is engineered to meet manufacturers’ specifications.
Spectroline® dyes are trusted by industry leaders and are OEM-approved by many of the world’s leading manufacturers of hydraulic equipment – including Caterpillar®, General Electric®, and John Deere®.
What’s the Cost of Leaking Hydraulic Fluid?
The cost of lost operational fluid can rise into tens of thousands of dollars. Hydraulic systems quickly breakdown, overheat, and fail when there isn’t enough vital, operational fluid.
When your equipment is stuck in the repair shop, it’s costing your company thousands of dollars. The cost of downtime includes indirect costs like wages and lost manhours.
Going back over 30 years, industry researchers found that 10% of the equipment drives 90% of overall costs. This is primarily due to equipment downtime.
Preventative maintenance plans help to reduce costs by inspecting, repairing, and maintaining equipment on a regular schedule.
In 2017, scheduled preventative maintenance reduced overall operating expenses by as much as 27% (with perfect execution).
Ultraviolet leak detection is an economical, effective, and easy to use preventative maintenance tool. Service technicians can scan equipment periodically to quickly find leaking hydraulic fluid. In 2017, our clients reported to have a 23% reduction in new and/or persistent leaks.
Ultraviolet leak detection, combined with an executable preventative maintenance plan, saved hydraulic equipment operators thousands of dollars per unit (when leaking operational fluid was determined to be the cause of equipment failure).
The total investment of implementing a preventative maintenance plan cost companies less than 1% of their total operating budget.
After polling our clients, we’ve determined our product saved our customers an average of $800 dollars per year in lost hydraulic fluid alone (for medium-to-large sized hydraulic equipment). Our customers on average saved at least 15% on production and operating costs throughout the course of a year.
About Spectronics Corporation
Spectronics Corporation is one of Long Island’s largest manufacturers. Their products are sold in more 150 countries worldwide. Spectronics Corporation invented fluorescent leak detection in 1955 and today they are the world’s leading manufacturer of ultraviolet equipment and fluorescent materials. Spectroline® UV lamps and radiometers are widely used to verify the structural integrity of military and commercial aircraft. Spectroline® fluorescent dyes are used to check for fluid leaks in power plants, nuclear reactors, oil pipelines and industrial facilities worldwide, and were even used on the U.S. Space Shuttle. A Nobel Prize-winning scientist used Spectroline® UV crosslinkers and transilluminators to do groundbreaking electrophoresis research that will benefit mankind as part of the Human Genome Project.