Tech Tip: Moisture from Air Conditioners Can Affect Leak Detection Readings

Previously, we discussed how to secure SeaHawk leak detection cable, or sensing cable, to floors and other surfaces (see Securing SeaHawk Leak Detection Cable to Floors). Another important tip is to be careful when installing the cable near air conditioners. Condensation can cause false leak alarms.

If the cable must be installed near an air conditioning unit, follow these guidelines:

  • Allow a minimum of 4 feet (1.22m) between the air conditioner and the sensing cable.
  • Install the J-clips so that the opening faces away from the air draft.
  • Place the J-clips at least 36 inches (0.91m) apart to decrease the likelihood that moisture will get trapped.
J-clips installed in the proper orientation when placed near a CRAC (computer room air conditioner)

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