Spectronics Corp., Westbury, N.Y., recently introduced Oil-Glo 50, a fluorescent dye that glows bright red to detect leaks in petroleum- or synthetic-based fluid systems.
Oil-Glo 50 easily pinpoints leaks in hydraulic fluid, lubricating oil, compressor oil, engine oil, and gearbox oil. The dye is concentrated, so only a small amount is needed to mix with the host fluid for accurate leak detection.
Simply add Oil-Glo 50 dye to any oil-based system and let it circulate. The dye escapes with the oil wherever a leak occurs and accumulates at all leak sites. Scan the system with a Spectroline ultraviolet or blue light inspection lamp and the exact location of every leak will be revealed by the fluid’s bright red glow.
Oil-Glo 50 will not damage the fluid’s properties or the system’s components. The dye can remain safely in the system for periodic re-checks until the oil is changed as part of a preventive maintenance program.