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Ipsen Launch New Heat Treatment Blog with Video Tutorial on Leak Detection for Vacuum Systems

When working with vacuum heat-treating systems, a number of maintenance questions can arise. One of Ipsen’s most common Ask an Expert questions concerns finding leaks and their effect on the process and furnace.

Ipsen’s general response is to first perform a conventional leak check with a helium mass spectrometer to determine the cause. However, in an effort to continually provide customers with useful tools and resources, Ipsen created a video titled “How to Perform a Leak Check with a Mass Spectrometer” that can be viewed at for those who want further, step-by-step instructions on how to correctly perform a leak check.

From calibrating your helium mass spectrometer to determining what part of the furnace is the source of the leak, Ipsen’s newest video provides indispensable tips for keeping your furnace running at peak performance – and this video is just one of many that are soon to come. The video is the first post on Ipsen’s new blog, The Ipsen, Harold, which launched on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

The Ipsen, Harold was created as an outlet for Ipsen to provide customers and those in relevant industries with valuable heat-treating information. Focusing on breaking down technical and complex material, as well as revealing tips of the trade, this blog is intended to establish an open dialogue between readers and Ipsen experts. Weekly blog entries will be posted on The Ipsen, Harold and will cover topics ranging from preventative maintenance and the top five things you should know about thwarting downtime to tips on becoming a brazing superhero and optimizing your processes. Readers are also granted the opportunity to subscribe to The Ipsen, Harold and receive weekly emails with the newest blog entries and expert advice delivered straight into their inbox.

Regardless of the industry you are in or the processes you run, Ipsen is committed to providing the most pertinent, up-to-date thermal-processing materials and resources. Whether you like your information in short, easy-to-understand blurbs or lengthy, in-depth technical papers, Ipsen has the answers you need in the format you prefer – from new blog entries on The Ipsen, Harold,, to various papers and technical resources on their website, Don’t hesitate; visit today and see how Ipsen can help you with your pressing questions and concerns.

About Ipsen                                                                  

Ipsen designs and manufactures industrial vacuum furnaces, atmosphere furnaces and supervisory control systems for a wide variety of thermal processing markets, including: Aerospace, Commercial Heat Treating, Medical, Energy and Automotive. With production locations in Europe, America and Asia, along with representation in 34 countries, Ipsen is committed to providing support for customers worldwide. Choosing Ipsen means choosing a partner in success.

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