The Coltraco Ultrasonics Portascanner® AIRTIGHT 520 is a powerful and unique handheld tool to ensure a room, compartment or building is sealed. It uses ultrasound to detect, identify and locate air leakage sites. Additionally, the Portascanner® AIRTIGHT takes this one step further by measuring the physical extent of each individual leak site.
Airtightness is crucial for both the built environment and fire protection. In the built environment, airtightness has environmental, cost-saving and occupant health benefits by facilitating effective and efficient ventilation, filtration and heating of the building. Airtightness also ensures that, in the event of a fire, a room or compartment will contain a fire extinguishing agent for a sufficient time to completely extinguish the fire.
To ensure that airtightness standards are met, a room integrity test, such as a door fan test, must be carried out. These tests, however, have some limitations:
- They only provide limited information about the room or compartment, providing only the overall leakage rate and offering no information on where these leaks are occurring or their extent.
- They are highly disruptive, typically requiring the removal of a door to be replaced with a fan to pressurise the room and the complete evacuation of the room.
- They are typically quite costly, and it is not uncommon for a room or compartment to fail a first test.
With the Portascanner® AIRTIGHT, not only can you precisely and reliably pinpoint the exact location of any leak sites, but you can also measure each leak individually and identify exactly where to focus your repairs. The test can be conducted in a matter of minutes, with minimal disruption to the normal operation of the room and absolutely no requirement to vacate the room.
Energy efficient mechanical ventilation and effective air filtration must start with an airtight building sealing system, and controlled airflow within it. Frequent and regular detection, location and quantification of unwanted air leaks, integrated alongside existing airtightness testing equipment ensures the success of building ventilation strategies, contributing towards Net Zero Strategy.
Built Environment: Facilitates effective and efficient ventilation, filtration, and heating/cooling of the building. Use of Portascanner® AIRTIGHT promotes energy cost saving and occupant health benefits. Designed to deliver an effective ventilation strategy for buildings contributing towards Net Zero Strategy.
Hospital and Healthcare: Ensures pressurization systems work effectively in preventing the spread of infections such as COVID19 and maintaining critical sterilization.
Compartmentation and Room Integrity: In the event of a fire, room or compartment airtightness is important to ensure that the extinguishing agent is contained for a sufficient length of time to extinguish any fire.