Water vapor detector tubes are easy-to-use. They do not require extensive equipment knowledge or long sampling times. They fit snugly in our kit and don’t move when air flows through. All of our kits come with a tip breaker to make opening the tubes quick and safe. The marks on the tubes are clear and easy for technicians to read.
Here’s some helpful information about how to read a water vapor detector tube from the OEM, Draeger. If the reddish-brown color change stops in a straight line, you will write down your closest estimation between the nearest two marks on the tube. If the color change is angled, you’ll take the reading exactly in the middle of the angled discoloration. If the color indication is diffused, take the reading from the end of the diffusion. Do not include any grey color change in your reading.
We have a variety of tools to aid customers should they need help at any point in the sampling process. Trace’s partners and clients have access to training videos, instructions, and a staff of fully trained customer service representatives.
We evaluated a variety of methods for onsite determination of moisture to help our customers reduce the downtime of their compressed air systems. We have determined that the use of detector tubes allows customers to immediately know if they have a problem. They can take corrective action, resample, and then send in both samples to the lab for analysis.
If you determine the sample will not meet your specification limits, you can use the Troubleshooting Tips and take action to correct the problem immediately. Then, take a free retest to confirm that the problem has been fixed. For many of Trace’s customers, being unable to safely fill cylinders for any length of time is problematic.
For our distributors, this means that they resolve the issue in one trip instead of two. Their customers will be better served and experience no downtime due to a failing sample for excess moisture content. A reference table is included with each sample so that the technician can readily determine water results onsite.
We have clients all across the world, from urban centers to rural and remote locations. Detector tubes are easy to ship, provide immediate on-site results, and are easy for a layperson to read in the field, wherever that may be.
Our AirCheck Kits are designed to work with detector tubes. The tubes react when air flows through them. They are not impacted by ambient air conditions. In fact, even on a rainy day at high humidity levels (78%), it takes hours for the ambient air to impact the tubes at all. Our lab only uses the detector tube reading recorded on the datasheet immediately after sampling. Any additional color change during return shipment will not change the results determined onsite.
Our customers all around the world can easily work with, and transport these tubes. While there are other, more high-tech options available, detector tubes are cost-effective, keep sampling times short, and allow us to serve customers in all locations.
If you have any further questions about detector tubes, you are more than welcome to reach out to our exceptional customer service team at any time. Thank you for choosing Trace Analytics.