pintura indicote

Leak detection paint (acids and bases)

Our Indicote® leak indication paint is a 100% acrylic golden yellow paint that instantly changes color upon contact with liquids or vapors for immediate visual indication of leaks that are often too small to trigger an indication with conventional detection devices.

Indicote® has an operating temperature of 1.6°C to 104.4°C. Indicote® turns red when exposed to acids below pH 4 and turns blue when exposed to bases above pH 8.

Indicote leak detection paint represents an economic saving in the industrial sector by allowing the early detection of leaks of basic reagents and acids, being able to act quickly in their repair and thus favoring both occupational safety and savings.

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Indicote paint characteristics

  • pH indicator for acids and/or bases
  • Lead free
  • Fast drying
  • Easy coating
  • Efficient accessory for the transparent PTFE safety spray shield
  • Flanges
  • Valves
  • Pipes
  • Pumps
  • Tanks
  • Flow indicators
  • Expansion joints
  • Weld sites
  • Clamps
  • Hose connections
  • Threaded connections
  • Areas surrounding pressure relief valves, pipe vents, and fume hood exhausts
  • Gallon 3,78 L (1 Gal)
  • Quart 32 fl. onz. (946 ml)

Detect products such as:

  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Potassium Hydroxide
  • Calcium Hydroxide
  • Lithium Hydroxide
  • Concentrated Ammonia
  • Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide
  • Rubidium Hydroxide
  • Cesium Hydroxide
  • Trisodium Phosphate
  • Stronthium Hydroxide
  • Barium Hydroxide
  • Guanidine
  • Other base solutions and vapors higher than pH 8.
  • Hydrofluroic Acid
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Chlorine
  • Trifluoroacetic Acid
  • Glacial Acetic Acid
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Nitric Acid
  • Hydrobromic Acid
  • Perchloric Acid
  • Oxalic Acid
  • Other acid solutions and vapors lower than pH 4.

“Prior to coating the equipment with Indicote paint, it will be necessary to apply a coat of Indiprim primer paint. This will achieve maximum effectiveness and adhesion of Indicote to the installation.”