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BS 3636

63rd Edition, August 12, 1963

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Methods for Proving the Gas Tightness of Vacuum or Pressurized Plant

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , May 15, 1985

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Superseded By: BS EN 13184

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W/D S/S BY BS EN 13184 & BS EN 13185
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Ten methods for application to evacuated plant, seven to pressurized plant. Five involve direct measurement of quantities but are insensitive or lengthy. Others use search gas and detectors sensitive to such gas. Four use vacuum gauges which may be able to serve another purpose on plant. Each method describes apparatus, special precautions, procedure, interpretation of results, working principles, sensitivity. Design of plant; contracts; blockage of capillary leaks; leak rates of different fluids; worked examples; safety precautions; bibliography; methods of leak location.