The OEMs also utilize ATEQ products in a number of ways. They will perform component testing to confirm that parts received meet the requirements of the contract. Many OEMs cast their own primary components, and will want to test them to confirm these pieces are functioning as designed. The testing performed is done on the individual parts, and then further on the fully assembled product to ensure that the entire system meets the requirements. With ATEQ’s sensitivity and accuracy, manufacturers are able to quickly and accurately identify a leak that exceeds accepted tolerances. ATEQ’s product suite also includes sniffers that enable technicians to quickly identify the source of any leaks, and determine if they can resolve the issue themselves or if the component must be replaced.
The Air Conditioning (AC) system is a good example of where ATEQ’s automotive leak detection equipment can be used. The entire system must remain closed to ensure that the refrigerant remains in the system. Leaking refrigerant can have an environmental impact. Furthermore, if the system operates without adequate refrigerant, a leak can damage the system and require costly repairs. OEMs want to make sure that such systems are performing at their optimum level before leaving the plant, thus limiting exposure from liability and potential for recalls.