MAP leak testing system
Company: Dansensor AS, Ringsted, Denmark
Equipment Snapshot: Dansensor, a MOCON Inc. company, recently unveiled a fully automated, leak testing system designed to help food processors detect micro leaks in individual modified atmosphere packages (MAP) before they leave their facility. According to the company, the LeakProtego is the first-of-its-kind online system engineered to test for potential leaks at levels lower than previously possible and further upstream to facilitate cost savings. The LeakProtego uses a patent-pending sensing system with carbon dioxide as a trace gas to detect leaks down to 50 microns. The technology relies on modular units, each of which can test up to 12 packages per minute. Multiple modules can be combined, so individual package testing can keep up with MAP equipment output. The modules provide processors with critical information, such as individual leak size and rate, so they can make production line modifications quickly.