The European Commission’s Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) legislation (UN ADR 2013, 75/324/EEC) mandates that aerosol dispensers and small receptacles containing compressed gas (gas cartridges) must pass a leak-proof test before they are transported.
Aerosol manufacturers have traditionally relied on water bath testing to verify the integrity of aerosol products. This technique, however, is costly, resource intensive and highly disruptive to production.
Cascade’s CT2211 leak detection system detects and rejects leaking aerosol cans up to a rate of 500 cans per minute. The system is contactless, ensuring minimal product damage or contamination. Its design allows for the detection of a wide range of propellants including LPG, R134a, CO2, N2O, and DME while continuous health monitoring features result in lower maintenance costs and higher operational reliability. With the increasing number of safety and quality standards required, Cascade’s CT2211 will ensure current and future regulatory compliance.