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The quickest way to detect a leak: SMOKE. When hot thermal fluid is exposed to oxygen in small quantities (like a slow leak), the fluid will immediately oxidize and produce smoke. The amount of smoke depends on the size of the leak, the temperature of the fluid and to some extent the airflow in the area.