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Maritime Propulsion

Posted by May 11, 2016

Leak Detection Kit for Marine Craft

  • Image: Spectroline
  • Image: Spectroline
  • Image: Spectroline
  • Image: Spectroline

Left undetected, watercraft leaks can disrupt operation and cause equipment breakdown and environmental pollution. Spectroline’s Marine Leak Detection Kit (OPK-400M) is designed to locate fuel, oil and hydraulic leaks in small to medium sized marine craft. Packaged with two distinctly colored fluorescent dyes, it differentiates between multiple leaking fluid systems. 

To find leaks with the kit, users simply add fluorescent dye to the fluid system, let it circulate, then scan the system with a Spectroline leak detection flashlight to pinpoint leaks. At the heart of the OPK-400M kit is the OPTIMAX 400 violet light leak detection flashlight—a high-intensity LED compact lamp that gets into cramped areas that are inaccessible to larger lamps.

Also included in the marine kit are a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle of OIL-GLO 44 and a 1 oz (30 ml) bottle of OIL-GLO 50 fluorescent oil dye. Both are compatible with petroleum- or synthetic-based fluid systems and treat up to 8 gallons (30.3 L) of fluid. When a leaking system is scanned with the OPTIMAX 400, OIL-GLO 44 will glow yellow/green, while OIL-GLO 50 will glow red.

Rounding out the kit is an 8 oz (237 ml) spray bottle of GLO-AWAY dye cleaner, dye treatment tags and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are packed in a carrying case.