Comment pquest SNF 2008-06-26 14:50:35: Update leak rate

Jim McVittie mcvittie at
Fri Jun 27 09:38:34 PDT 2008

eenriquez at wrote:
> Leak rate is about 12 mT/min.  Rate of pressure rise does not respond like an external leak because it slows down over time (or the higher the pressure goes).  Its acting more like out gassing or a virtual leak.  Requires more troubleshooting.

I did some leak testing on the PQ a few weeks ago. I verified that the 
gate valve is leaking and that the amount of leakage is inconsistent, 
i.e. it changes when the valve is opened and closed. So without 
repairing the valve, I think it is hard to conclude much about the 
nature of a leak. 


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