How can you test for leaks if the component is completely sealed, and has no ports or openings?

Leak tests are performed using a process known as the sealed component method. It is based on the ASTM Standard F 2338-09 for non-destructive detection of leaks in packages by vacuum decay method.

This ASTM standard provides detailed information on the test process and shows that holes as small as 5 microns can be detected.

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