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

Bekonscot - Managing Director

For several years we went through numerous smoke generators to simulate a "burning building", an important feature in our presentation.  Although the effect produced was good, the reliability, servicing and running costs of the system were always a headache, with smoke machines sometimes lasting a few weeks before they failed.

In June 2000, on recommendation, we contacted Concept Smoke Systems regarding the smoke installation.  A ViCount system was installed and commissioned later that year and has been operating without failure ever since!! Smoke chemical consumption has fallen dramatically, serviceability has been 100% and the effect is as impressive as ever.  Minimising issues relating to maintenance, and maximising reliability has given all of our visitors (some 200,000 per year) the benefit of seeing the smoke effect.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend these systems to other users who need reliable and cost-effective smoke!