Ultrasonic Testing involves the use of an ultrasonic acoustical emissions detector that can capture sound waves above the range of human hearing. Infralogix uses this sophisticated sensing technology to identify problems ranging from leaks in pressurized systems, faulty steam trap operation, mechanical deficiencies in motors or gearboxes and potentially dangerous electrical conditions in high-voltage environments.
Ultrasound is the sound frequency level above the acoustic range of normal human hearing (20 Hz – 20 KHz). Ultrasonic detectors pick up these frequencies that are generated through vibration in a medium (gas, solid or liquid), which are often directional and close to the source. With the ability to “hear” high frequencies, Infralogix’s Reliability Specialists can identify leaks in compressed gas systems, and inernal problems in steam traps, valves and pumps. Electrical faults such as corona discharge, which can lead to tracking and arcing, can also be detected with this technology.
Ultrasonic Testing – Application Summary
Ultrasonic Testing – Benefits Summary
When it comes to predictive maintenance, ultrasonic analysis is a versatile tool for leak detection, mechanical analysis and electrical inspections.
One of the most common applications of ultrasonic technology is for locating leaks in compressed air or gas systems and failure-prone conditions in steam traps or other critical utility systems. For larger facilities, a system may be losing tens of thousands of dollars per year in lost energy. The Department of Energy reports that 20% of steam is wasted due to faulty traps and up to 30% of an air compressor’s output is lost via undetected leaks.
The Infralogix team of Reliability Specialists has extensive experience in identifying costly problems in critical utility systems using ultrasonic testing. Combined with infrared thermography, we can provide a comprehensive assessment of your equipment’s condition that facilitates efficient and effective corrective actions.
If your facility depends on critical utility systems, including steam, compressed air or other gasses, you could be losing tens of thousands of dollars per year in lost energy. The Department of Energy reports that 20% of steam is wasted due to faulty traps and up to 30% of an air compressor’s output is lost via these invisible leaks.
Let Infralogix show you how we can use Ultrasonic Technology to locate these costly problems and enable you to maximize your savings.
A common problem in high-voltage environments involve corona discharge, or partial electrical discharge, that can lead to deterioration of insulation and potentially dangerous tracking or arcing that can lead to “flashover.” When such conditions develop, the discharge disturbs the air molecules around it and generates ultrasonic vibrations. Infralogix uses ultrasonic detectors and expert analysis to identify these often invisible conditions before they can cause disruption of service, serious damage or injury.
Mechanical systems, especially rotating equipment, produce a normal vibration “signature” or profile, including ultrasonic vibrations. As system components are subject to wear, stress or strain, they induce changes in the vibration frequencies. A skilled Infralogix Reliability Specialist can use ultrasonic detectors to recognize such frequency changes and identify conditions that may lead to failure if left uncorrected.
Combined with vibration analysis, Infralogix can provide a comprehensive assessment of your equipment’s condition that facilitates efficient and effective corrective actions.