Latest Leak Stories

2012-08-06 11:31:05

Leaky pipes are a common problem for the water industry: according to UK regulator, Ofwat, between 20 and 40 per cent of the UK's total water supply can be lost through damaged pipes. Developing more accurate ways of finding leaks would enable water companies to save revenue and reduce their environmental impact. The system invented at Sheffield tests pipes by transmitting a pressure wave along them that sends back a signal if it passes any unexpected features, such as a leak or a crack in...

Image 1 - Spacecraft Seal Tested To Verify Computer Models
2012-03-08 05:02:35

Previous seal studies relied heavily on 'intuition and costly experiments' An Akron researcher is designing computer prediction models to test potential new docking seals that will better preserve breathable cabin air for astronauts living aboard the International Space Station and other NASA spacecraft. Garafolo recently analyzed a two-piece elastic silicone — or elastomer — seal, using the IBM 1350 Glenn computer cluster at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC). His model...

2012-02-12 08:00:00

Champion Air-Lok is formulated to quickly repair flat tires with little, or no, mess and/or prevent flat tires from rim and bead leaks, tube pinches, or other slow leaks and small punctures. Clinton, MO (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 Champion Air-Lok can dramatically improve driving safety by preventing tire blowouts under normal driving conditions and tire wear. Available in 12 oz. aerosol cans with either nozzle or hose accessories or 1 gallon and 5 gallon containers. About the company:...

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