Vendors of Leak Detectors and Monitoring Equipment
On July 27, 2006, new federal requirements became effective for all dry cleaners that use the chemical
perchloroethylene (PERC) as a dry cleaning solvent. One of the new rules requires dry cleaners to
conduct monthly inspections for PERC vapor leaks using a halogenated hydrocarbon detector or PCE gas
analyzer, such as a photo ionization detector.
Below you will find information on the types of detectors that may meet U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) requirements. This list was compiled as a courtesy to provide information on sources for
detectors – this is not an endorsement by the AQD. Please note that this is not an extensive list, further
research is recommended to find the best tool for your dry cleaning facility. Contact your local dry
cleaner equipment and supply facility for additional information on availability. Prices are subject to
change. Sources: California Air Resources Board, EPA and Tennessee Small Business Environmental
Halogenated Hydrocarbon Detectors - Must detect 25 ppm or more Tetrachloroethylene
(Perchloroethylene or Perchloroethene). Price range $125 - $580.
Manufacturer Model #
ACT 730 Leak
Nu-Way Products Co.
Aeroqual 200 Leak
Kanomax USA, INC
Six Tricolor LEDs for
Visual Leak Indication,
Six Single Color LEDs
for Visual Leak
One Sensitivity Level