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Leak Detection Services, Inc. (LDS) offers acoustic emission valve and trap leak testing services. We routinely test valves and traps used to control the flow of steam, water, and other liquids and gasses common to power plants and other industrial plant environments. If leaking, they will cause a significant decrease in plant efficiency.

Since 2001, we have identified over $1.5 Billion in cycle isolation losses. On average, each tested unit has over $500,000 in cycle isolation losses.

With over 30 years of experience, our method is proven & our service unparalleled.

    • Maximize Maintenance Budgets
    • Lower Heat Rate
    • Decrease Emissions
    • Increase Output
    • Cut Fuel Costs
    • Reduce Down Time
    • Meet or Exceed PPA requirements

Cycle Isolation Testing

We provide a proven, systematic method of testing all valves and traps important to cycle isolation. The result is an effective ranking of each test item based on its impact on a plant’s performance.

We provide an accurate repair order of each item based on its importance to efficiency (heat rate or output). Loss impact depends on what is leaking, where the leak goes, and how bad the leak is. A large leak is not always more economically important for repair than a medium leak.

We calculate losses produced by each valve and trap in your plant. Then, we rank them in repair order based on their importance to your plant’s overall efficiency.

Our client results speak for themselves.

Since 2001, we have identified over $1.5 Billion in cycle isolation losses. 

Typically, we find an average of 6 leakers are responsible for more than 80% of the unit's losses.

We accurately identify which valves to fix first based on their impact on your plant’s overall efficiency/output.
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EQUIPMENT ISOLATION TESTING


The inability to isolate a pump or heater while online is a costly problem. In most cases, the problem lies in determining which isolation valve is leaking. Our patented method is the only method that is able to detect small leak signals even in the presence of high background noise.

The ability to eliminate background noise gives us the capability to determine precisely which valve is leaking.



GAS INTRUSION TESTING

Our service has successfully identified gas intrusion points within the Nuclear Emergency Core Cooling System. Technical Specification Surveillance Requirement 3.5.2.3 requires the Emergency Core Cooling System (ECCS) piping is verified to be full of water, once every 31 days.

Failure to comply with the 2 second voiding mandates will result in shutdown. Our service has successfully identified gas intrusion points within the Emergency Core Cooling System.

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