Building Envelope, Energy Studies & Air Tightness Testing

  • From small to large scale leak testing / building envelope testing
  • Almost 50 years experience to help advise on your application
  • Capable of creating thick, non-toxic, non-contaminating smoke on demand
  • Full range of smoke machines available to hire
  • Systems used world wide energy studies & air tightness tests
  • Extremely effective way of pinpointing precise location of leaks

The air tightness or leakage rate of a building is the uncontrolled flow of air through holes, gaps and cracks in the fabric of a building, which may not be detectable simply by looking at the outside of the building.

Filling a building or void with smoke and pressurising that volume, will result in a visible discharge of smoke from any problem areas.

Smoke is the perfect medium for discovering where leaks are and how big they are!

Filling a 'leaky' building, ductwork, pipes, aircraft or containment area with smoke and ideally adding a small amount of pressure to the area being tested, will result in a visible discharge of smoke and, simply put, the greater the volume of smoke, the bigger the leak.

After Concept developed a bespoke system for their aircraft testing requirements, a spokesperson for the RAF commented:

"The use of smoke as a means by which to detect cabin pressurisation leaks has been shown to be extremely effective and is unquestionably superior to any alternative detection method used to date!"

For the greatest efficiency you need to use a smoke with the longest possible hang time and the smallest particle size.

For more information, advice or prices email or phone us:

info@conceptsmoke.com               +44 (0) 1628 825 555

 

 

 

 

The ViCount (recommended for large scale leak testing & building envelope testing) produces a non-toxic, food quality, intrinsically bio-degradable oil based smoke.  The resulting smoke barely evaporates, enabling dense smoke concentrations to be achieved and maintained in massive volumes, that would require up to 10 water based systems to achieve comparable results. 

The smoke can be vented from the premises after a building envelope or leak test, leaving no signs or indication that a test has even been carried out. 

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Testimonials

Confined Space Rescue Program Manager - North Tree Fire

ViCount use in Hot Fire Trainer

The machine has performed flawlessly up to this point and I purchased the machine from you at least six or seven years ago.

I have to confess I have never cleaned the orifice with the drill as you mentioned.

Actually, after the install, I have never worked on the machine again which, I am sure, is at least neglect on my part.

We originally had two smoke generators in the trainer, one fore and one aft.   The other machine (not Concepts) is quite a bit older
and it quit about two years ago but we found that the ViCount generated so much smoke we did not really need two machines.

The machine is protected from the heat of the trainer by a bulkhead with a port for the smoke to get through.

To give you an idea of the efficiency and quantity and the character of the smoke, the ceiling temperature inside the trainer as verified by two gauges reaches about 1300 degrees F. The smoke level inside the trainer is maintained quite adequately from the floor to about the
four and one half foot level but not much higher due to the temperature. We have found that it burns off at about 450 degrees F (230C).

Your smoke machine has trained hundreds of line Firefighters from all over the US including from major metropolitan Fire Departments such as Los Angeles County Fire, Pasadena Fire, San Jose Fire, Las Vegas Fire, Oakland Fire, Berkeley Fire, Sacramento Metro Fire, Cal Fire, and many federal agencies as well.

The training and experience those fire fighters receive in the intense heat and disorientingly smoky environment the ViCount helps create has without question saved lives and injuries as well as millions of dollars of property damage that may have occurred without the level of training
the ViCount helps provide.

Thank you for your help and support.

Best regards,
Mitch

Mitch Ward CIHM
NorthTree Fire
Confined Space Rescue Program Manager