testo 316-1 - Methane Gas Detector 

Order-Nr.  0632 0316

  • Flexible measurement probe for inaccessible pipes 

  • Audible & Visual alarm if limit value is exceeded 

  • Quick responsive sensor 

  • Easy to use 

Quick and reliable  detection of gas leaks in natural gas pipes. The Testo 316-1 natural gas leak detector with two-stage visual alarm system is ideal for carrying out  gas checks. 

Product Description

Hairline cracks in pipes, old and worn out gaskets. Even the tiniest of gas leaks in a natural gas pipe can cause enormous problems. The Testo 316-1 natural gas leak detector will help you pinpoint the exact position of a leak when the leak has already been detected using a leak measuring device, for example.

The testo 316-1 gas leak detector. The sure and easy way to detect methane gas.

The Testo 316-1 is an especially easy-to-use gas leak detector with an adjustable sensitivity dial. The leak detector is equipped with both a visual audible and an alarm. A yellow LED lights up when the reading is higher than 200 ppm CH4. The LED changes to red when the reading is higher than 10,000 ppm CH4. This special feature allows you to pinpoint the exact position of the leak. The testo 316-1 is also equipped with a flexible gooseneck sensor for locating gas leaks in especially hard-to-reach or otherwise inaccessible places. 

 

Delivery Scope

testo 316-1 electronic gas leak detector, battery.

Methane (CH₄)

Measuring range

100 to 10000 ppm CH₄

Lower response threshold

100 ppm

1st alarm limit

200 ppm CH₄ (LED yellow)

2nd alarm limit

10000 ppm CH₄ (LED red)

General technical data

Operating humidity

0 to 95 %RH

Reaction time

t90 < 5 s

Dimensions

190 x 57 x 42 mm (without sensors)

Operating temperature

+4 to +45 °C

Heat up time

30 s

Battery type

9V block battery

Battery life

> 5 h

Storage temperature

-20 to +50 °C

Weight

300 g

Gas leak detection on gas pipes in the heated environment

Gas leak detection is a basic checking of gas pipe parts for leak tightness or the presence of leaks. A gas pipe is considered leaktight when there are no gas leaks from the exposed parts. This means that exposed gas pipes in particular are checked for external leak tightness. Leaks are detected by testing a connection point; e.g. at fittings, flanges, screw fittings and gas control valves. It is also important to check gas pipes entering houses and those concealed in cavities at the air outlets. The most up-to-date way to detect gas leaks is to use an electronic gas leak detector (“sniffer”).