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and leaking air. Regardless, pinpointing the leak
is the challenge for a technician.
As Lerman explained, the old-school methods
of simply looking and listening for signs of a leak
or sometimes spraying soapy water to look for
bubbles are not the most efficient.
" Today, when using a smoke leak-locating
machine like the Smoke Monster Pro S 2000HD
Heavy Duty, leaks can usually
be found in about five
minutes, " Lerman pointed out.
" To properly test air brakes,
a technician will need at least
90 psi to find the leaks, " he
continued. " In smoke mode,
the smoke will exit the crack
or hole in the affected area.
After the technician makes
the necessary repairs, they
can verify that the repairs
were done properly by switching
the unit to the Air Leak
Decay test to perform the
secondary test to see that the
pressure is holding and that
the job was done correctly. "
Redline Detection offers a
unique piece of equipment
to help technicians locate air
system leaks in a matter of
minutes. Hawkins said this
leak-detection procedure is
also safe for the truck because
no foreign substance is introduced
into the vehicle's air
brake system.
The NanoLeak
Finder
allows for easy connection to
a vehicle's main air-holding
tank for the brake system. An
automated, two-minute test is
run to determine how much
leak-down is occurring. If
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Redline Detection refers to as " signature air, "
which is created inside the machine using the
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The next step for the technician is to utilize the
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" Our sniffing device is mapped exclusively to
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With the NanoLeak Finder, a technician can
start with a lower sensitivity setting, and then
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june2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of june2021

Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
Management: KPI fundamentals
Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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june2021 - 2
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june2021 - 4
june2021 - 5
june2021 - 6
june2021 - 7
june2021 - Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
june2021 - 9
june2021 - Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
june2021 - 11
june2021 - Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
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june2021 - In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
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june2021 - Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
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june2021 - Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
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june2021 - Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
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june2021 - Management: KPI fundamentals
june2021 - Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
june2021 - Fleet Parts & Components
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june2021 - Tools & Equipment
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june2021 - Classifieds
june2021 - Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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