Gas Turbine Specialty Parts LLC (GTSP) was formed in 2015 with the goal to provide products that were new and cutting edge.
GTSP's flange “Leak Detection System” (pat. pending) is
such a product. It achieves a high level of safety and
provides an exact location – anywhere there is a potential
leak of hydro-carbon and inert gases including ammonia,
argon, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, methane,
natural gas, oxygen, etc. GTSP’s System allows your
employees to identify and locate leak(s) and perform
repairs faster and more safely than ever before.
General Electric Power and Water (GE) has taken a
proactive stance regarding safety and has issued safety
alerts that prohibit its employees and its contractors
from entering an operating turbine compartment to
look for leaks or to perform repairs. GTSP's System is easily installed over and completely surrounds the
flange assembly. Each unit contains an external part that acts as a flag to indicate where there is a pressure
release of gas or air.
Without question, it is better to find and fix small leaks before they turn into major leaks. Because fuel leaks are a definite safety concern, my System is the solution.
A test stand was built and attached was a pressure gauge (0-30 psi), a SCFM meter (.5 - 6.5 scfm) and a pressure switch set at 2 psi all connected via piping to a bolted pair of 300 lb. 1" flanges. A 1" Flange Leak Detection System was installed around the bolted flanges. Note that the flexitallic gasket in the flange assembly had been altered. Upon introducing compressed air into the piping connection, a red light on the pressure switch lit at a pre-set 5 psi, and as more air was introduced, the pressure gauge shows 6 psi, and the SCFM meter shows between 2 and 3 scfm. At this point the air pushed the flag cap off of the flag body indicating a leak. The system will detect any leak of hydro-carbon or inert gases.
Remember, SAFETY FIRST!