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High sensitivity benchtop vacuum decay leak test system for pyrotechnic airbag inflators

Opportunity

A leading manufacturer of auto and airbag components required a leak test system to detect leaks that would allow moisture ingression into their airbag inflator.  Their current helium leak test method required helium injection in to the part, but the customer required a system that would eliminate the need for helium.

Results

In order to achieve the reliability and cycle time of a helium leak testing system in a production environment without using helium, we engineered a custom leak test system with a patent-pending high sensitivity vacuum decay leak test method. Utilizing the AURA™ Multi-Test platform, this system featured open-style calibrated leak standard for calibration and verification.