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Exploring the Science of Electronic Leak Detection: Installation, Testing, and Limitations, a Tech Talk with Carlisle Construction Materials


About This Program

This live presentation/demo delves into Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) testing methods essential for quality assurance in roofing and waterproofing assemblies. Participants will gain insights into ASTM standard D7877, learning about the four primary quality control electronic testing methods, their similarities, and their limitations. This session will feature a live demonstration showing the application of the necessary conductive medium essential for testing purposes. Additionally, it will showcase the testing prowess of one of the favored Quality Control Electronic Leak Detection methods, offering participants firsthand insight into its ease of setup and capabilities.

Session Takeaways

  • Discern the difference between quality control ELD and continuously monitored ELD.
  • Recognize the similarities and differences between the four electronic testing methods for roofing and waterproofing membranes.
  • Explore conductive mediums and understand their need and required placement.
  • Watch a live demo of a quality control ELD testing method to understand setup and capabilities

Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU*
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.

Relevant Practices

General Project Delivery
Specifying/Information Management
Product Selection/Specification
Construction Management/Construction
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Ownership/Property Management


  • Chris Kann, CSI, GRP, SRWA, Product Manager - Specialty Products and Sustainability

    Chris Kann serves as Product Manager for Specialty Systems and Sustainability at Carlisle Construction Materials, bringing over a decade of experience. With a degree in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology, Chris focuses on innovative specialty systems and sustainable roofing solutions. Since 2010, Chris has spent considerable time aiding architects, specifiers, and consultants in energy-conscious roofing and building envelope system design. Chris's background at CCM includes roles such as Roof Garden Specialist and Building Envelope Designer where he has been dedicated to forging a more environmentally friendly and resilient built environment.

June 4, 2024
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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