11:15 - 11:30 - Reduce cost and improve production with inline leak detection for the aerosol industry
Jeff Boedigheimer, Sr. Business Development Manager, Emerson
As aerosol production techniques change and manufacturing line speeds increase, many of the world’s global aerosol brand owners and subcontract fillers have found that the traditional waterbath testing method to identify microleaks within filled aerosol cans is no longer workable. They are increasingly adopting technology capable of keeping pace with manufacturing requirements to achieve the required regulatory requirements for leak detection. Also, many aerosol companies are implementing the waterbath alternative technology.
In their opinion, using a waterbath alone (where operating at 60 cpm+) does not meet of current legislative requirements because it is not feasible to detect microleaking cans by manual observation. Their approach is to maintain the waterbath to carry out the required pressure test and to install a microleak detection system directly behind the waterbath. This method ensures that they are fully compliant both in regard to pressure and leak test requirements of DOT regulations.
This presentation will describe a microleak detection system from CASCADE, a division of Emerson Automation Solutions, that has been developed and implemented across the world to ensure the safety of employees and property, protect brand quality, find production issues quickly and cost effectively, and to meet customer and regulatory requirements. The technology can be configured to detect a variety of propellants at a speed of up to 600 cpm and installed for either a post waterbath solution or waterbath alternative solution.