Gastec Airflow Smoke Tubes

Gastec airflow smoke tubes generate white smoke to allow the user to visualise airflow behaviour within air ducts and detect leaks within fume hoods.

Our Gastec Airflow Smoke Tubes

Smoke Tubes Information

Gastec airflow smoke tubes generate white smoke to allow the user to visually monitor airflow currents within the workplace. Even slightest air movements are made visible to the eye so that their origin, course, and speed can be tracked.

How do they work?

Moisture in the air reacts with the reagent from the smoke tube to produce a cloud of white smoke that floats freely because it has the same density as ambient air.

The Gastec smoke generation tubes can be used for visualising air currents, such as tracking air flows in:

  • Testing the performance of fume hoods
  • Detecting leaks from air ducts
  • Airflow in chimneys

Industries include mining, chemical plants for pipeline leak detection, and installers of air conditioning and ventilation systems.

How to buy?

Our Gastec Airflow Smoke Tubes comes in a 6 pack of smoke generation tubes.

The Gastec smoke tubes are available to buy as part of a kit (GAS500) and includes the rubber aspirator bulb, pack of 6 tubes, rubber caps, leather carry pouch and instruction manual.

Both options are available to buy online.

How to use Smoke Tubes?

Break off both ends of the smoke generating tube and attach a rubber squeeze bulb to one end of the tube. When the bulb is squeezed, a chemical reaction produces white smoke. The white smoke makes the air flow (in ventilation systems/ducts, etc.) visible.

You will require a tube tip breaker to break off the ends of the smoke tube. These are sold separately from the kit. Alternatively, you can use the tip breaker if you already own a Gastec sampling pump.

 

 

Good to know

The Gastec smoke tube is wrapped with a transparent film and therefore, holds glass pieces and contents of the tube if the tube is accidentally dropped. QC number, product code, and other information are printed on this film.

A single tube can be used in excess of 50 tests by sealing the tube ends with the rubber caps provided in the GAS500 kit.

What are the benefits of Gastec smoke tubes?

 Smoke tubes are most effective for accurate on-the-spot measurements
Relatively inexpensive
Intrinsically safe method, allowing them to be deployed in all applications where some gas detectors cannot