Package Testing

Reliable product packaging is critical to prevent spills, contamination, and ensure product integrity during transportation. Issues such as packaging material compatibility, sealing machine setup, and contamination are factors that can affect the packaging seal reliability. Package Testing in a vacuum chamber environment can be a useful way of determining the integrity of product packaging.

PACKAGING INDUSTRIES

  • Food and beverage
  • Chemical and gas storage
  • Pharmaceuticals

One method of leak testing product packaging, a batch of sealed liquid containers is placed in a vacuum chamber under vacuum for a predetermined time. After the chamber is vented to atmosphere, the operator removes the containers and inspects them for liquid residues on the exterior.

Another common method of package testing, often referred to as a bubble test or immersion leak test, utilizes clear vacuum chambers and submerges the package under water. As a vacuum is created, air inside the package can flow through any existing leaks in the packaging resulting in a trail of air bubbles rising to the top of the vacuum chamber.

Package testing can be destructive or non-destructive. These leak test methods are able to identify a leak, but cannot quantify the leak rate. Special testing methods can be developed to test packaging with flexible walls.

To see LACO vacuum systems at work in package testing applications, select a customer project below.

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Ready To Recalibrate Your Gauge? Let's Get Started

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Ready to Recalibrate Your Gauge? Let's Get Started

In order to receive a Vacuum Gauge Recalibration quote and RMA number, please complete the form below by starting with your Leak Standard Details, click on the + Add Line Item button. Note:
  • Damaged vacuum gauges that can’t be calibrated will be subject to a $100 evaluation fee. The calibration service charge will be waived
  • Equipment requiring excessive cleaning prior to calibration will be subject to an additional $50 service fee. Customer will be notified prior to any extra work being performed
  • Gauge calibrations are charged per sensor or transducer. Please use one line item per vacuum gauge sensor and note if any additional cables or displays/controllers will be included along with the gauge sensor
  • Please include RMA form with shipment and write your RMA # on the package

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Calibration Certification: Request a Copy

Please complete and submit the form below if you require a duplicate or replacement copy of a Calibration Certificate. You will need at least one of the required forms of calibration identification. NOTE: Upon submission of your request, you will receive an email within 1 business day containing a PDF copy of the requested certificate. If this is an urgent request, please contact us directly at 801-486-1004.

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