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Protec P3000(XL)

Helium Sniffer Leak Detector
INFICON Protec P3000(XL) Helium Sniffer Leak Detector is specifically designed for fulltime sniffing applications in demanding production Environments.

The Protec P3000(XL) brings increased levels of productivity and relibility to the sub-assembly and midproduction testing of Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners automotive air conditioners, RAC components and similar products. Numerous Features make it easy and confortable to use , while making it immune to careless or untrained Operation. It is also fast to make the best use of your available cycle time.

Protec P3000(XL) uses innovative INFICON Wise Technology in this robust, reliable and maintenancefree sensor. The Wise Technology sensor combined with the unique design and ruggedness of leak detctor, provides a very low cost of ownership and high up-time.


  • I-Guide operator guiding mode ensures your operator is testing the right locations with the correct technique.
  • Improved system design compensates for operator error reducing the potential for missed leaks.
  • Multiple alarm functions make sure alarms can not be overlooked.
  • Built-in PRO-Check reference leak allows for easy and fast calibration at the production line at any time.
  • A small display in the ergonomically-designed probe handle shows the leak rate, so the operator can concentrate on the sniffing process and monitoring the leak rate at the same time.
  • Leak rates can be displayed in refrigerant equivalents from a gas library.
  • Built-in illumination source of the probe helps precisely position the sniffer tip
  • New, low-maintenance sensor yields high reliability and low cost of ownership.
  • Automatic standby prevents intake of contaminants into the sniffer probe, thus saving filter and sensor life.
  • Operating software is available in many languages.

Typical Applications

  • Sub-assembly and midproduction testing of:
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Automotive air conditioners
  • RAC components
  • and similar products.

Part Number

Part Number Description
520-001 WISE Protec P3000, He LD, 230V EU
520-002 WISE Protec P3000, He LD, 115V, US
520-003 WISE Protec P3000XL, He LD, 230V, EU
520-004 WISE Protec P3000XL, He LD, 115V, US
520-103 WISE Protec P3000, RC, He LD, 230V EU
520-104 WISE Protec P3000, RC, He LD, 115V, US
520-105 WISE Protec P3000XL, RC, He LD, 230V, EU
520-106 WISE Protec P3000XL, RC, He LD, 115V, US


Type Protec P3000(XL)
Min. detectable leak rate Protec P3000 1E-7 mbar l/s
Min. detectable leak rate Protec P3000XL with 300 sccm 1E-7 mbar l/s
Min. detectable leak rate Protec P3000XL with 3000 sccm 1E-6 mbar l/s
Measuring scale Protec P3000 5 decades
Measuring scale Protec P3000XL with 300 sccm 5 decades
Measuring scale Protec P3000XL with 3000 sccm 4 decades
Sensor response time 450 ms
Response time incl. sniffer line < 0.7 s
Leak rate units mbar l/s; Pa m3/s; ppm
Refrigerant equivalent leak rates g/a; oz/yr; lb/yr
Dimensions (width x depth x height) 610 x 265 x 370 mm (24 x 10.4 x 14.6 in)
Weight 27 kg (60 lbs)
Gas flow Protec P3000 300 sccm
Gas flow Protec P3000XL 3000 sccm / 300 sccm
Ambient temperature range 10-45°C (50-113°F)


Part Number Description
12237 Test leak for Helium S-TL4
12238 Test leak for helium S-TL5
12239 Test leak for Helium S-TL6
521-001 PRO-CHECK reference leak, Helium
521-010 Spare reservoir for PRO-CHECK
521-017 Filter for Oil/Water Protection Tip
521-023 Filter cartridge for SL3000XL (25x)


Part Number Description
12209 Sniffer tip FT600, 600mm, flexible
12213 Sniffer Tip ST 312,120mm rigid
12214 Sniffer tip FT312, 120mm flexible
12215 Sniffer tip ST385, 385mm, rigid
12216 Sniffer tip FT385, 385mm, flexible
12218 Sniffer tip ST200, 200mm, rigid
12246 Water protection tip for SL3000
12266 Sniffer tip FT250, 250mm, flexible
521-011 SL3000XL-3, 3m length
521-012 SL3000XL-5, 5m length
521-013 SL3000XL-10, 10m length
521-014 SL3000XL-15, 15m length
521-015 Adapter customer sniffer line P3000XL
521-016 Oil / Water Protection Tip for SL3000XL
521-018 Sniffer tip ST312XL, 120 mm, rigid
521-019 Sniffer tip FT312XL, 120 mm, flexible
521-020 Sniffer tip ST385XL, 385 mm, rigid
521-021 Sniffer tip FT385XL, 385 mm, flexible
521-022 Sniffer tip FT250XL, 250 mm, flexible
525-001 SL3000-3,sniffer line 3m length
525-002 SL3000-5,sniffer line 5m length
525-003 SL3000-10, sniffer line 10m length
525-004 SL3000-15 sniffer line 15m length
525-005 customer sniffer line adapterE3000/P3000
525-006 Holder for sniffer line SL3000
525-007 Cover for reference leak port
551-100 Display unit, table top use
551-101 Display unit, rack installation
551-102 Connecting cable, display unit, 5m
551-103 Connecting cable, display unit, 0.7m