System commissioning after installation is performed to ensure that the leak detection system can provide gas leak detection coverage in the entire area it is supposed to. During the commissioning, all Gassonic ultrasonic (acoustic) gas leak detectors are tested by means of artificial gas leaks simulated by means of compressed nitrogen.
During the commissioning of traditional gas detection systems (IR point sensors or OpenPaths Detectors), a calibration gas is injected directly into the sensor head to verify that the detector detects the gas correctly. This test will ONLY verify if the gas detector measures the gas concentration correctly, BUT IT WILL NOT give any indication that the gas detector will EVER detect a gas leak just a few metres away from the gas detector!
When a Gassonic ultrasonic (acoustic) gas leak detection system is commissioned, it is tested by means of REAL gas leaks (Nitrogen) in distances up to 20 metres away from the detector. This will verify the leak detection performance of each detector. Gassonic A/S has great experience in commissioning of ultrasonic gas leak detection systems, and the company offers this as an on-site service to the customer.