Elcometer Sets the Standard for Safer High Voltage Porosity Detection


Manchester, UK August 2011 – Following three years of intensive research and development to make pulsed DC holiday detection safer, easier and more reliable than ever before, Elcometer are pleased to announce the launch of their new Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector.


Using state of the art electronics to safely generate the required high voltage DC pulses, the Elcometer 280 detects holidays in coatings without the need to ground the gauge to the substrate - ideal for pipeline, and large surface, porosity inspection.


Fully charged in 4 hours and weighing only 3kg (6.6lb), the Elcometer 280 can provide up to 30 hours of continuous use.


Rugged, shockproof, water resistant and incredibly safe: with its two stage safety switch, bright LED’s, screen icons and buzzer signifying when the high voltage is on, extended ribbing to protect the user from spark creep, and much much more, the Elcometer 280 raises the bar in safe pulsed DC porosity detection.


Users can either set the test voltage manually or can let the internal Voltage Calculator automatically set the gauge to the correct voltage required for their coating thickness value.


Supplied complete with 2 rechargeable battery packs (and charger), 5m (16’) trailing earth lead, rolling spring holder and 250mm (9.8”) extension rod; just select the appropriate probe electrode from the comprehensive range of accessories to suit your application.


The Elcometer 280 Holiday Detector Inspection Kit is supplied in a rugged, light weight wheeled transit case, designed to hold up to 6m (30’) of stainless steel or up to 20m (66’) of phosphor bronze rolling spring – ideal for easy transportation to site.


The Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector compliments the wide range of high voltage holiday detectors, low voltage and UV pinhole detectors available from Elcometer.


For more information on the Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector, or any of the Pinhole and Porosity Detector Range, contact Elcometer.