Ultrasound Camera for Leak Detection and Partial Discharge
The ultrasound camera for compressed air leaks and partial discharge detection will help industrial facilities reducing energy costs and unplanned downtime, as well as improving safety procedures.
Using the UltraView for Energy Savings: Detecting Compressed Air Leaks
Compressed Air Leaks are a serious problem that affect most industrial facilities. 1 kW of compressed air is 8 times more expensive than 1 kW of electricity and about 30% of all compressed air is lost to leaks. With the rising energy prices, it can be the most expensive utility in an industrial facility. By detecting and fixing those leaks, huge energy savings can be achieved.
With the UltraView, maintenance professionals can easily find compressed air leaks (or any other compressed gas) by simply switching on the camera and watch how the leak locations show up on the screen. This way, it is possible to quickly cover a large area and find a significant amount of leaks, even at a safe distance. Thus, finding leaks with this ultrasound camera is much more efficient when compared to traditional leak detection methods.
For each leak the UltraView finds, it will indicate its decibel level, leak rate and estimated leak cost, providing a quick overview of how much these leaks are costing per year. And, very often, the cost of the leaks is really surprising – they can easily amount to tens of thousands per year!
All detected leaks can be stored in order to create an extensive leak report, which will clearly show how quick the UltraView will provide a significant ROI (Return on Investment).
Using the UltraView to find Partial Discharges: Avoiding Unplanned Downtime and Safety Issues
Partial Discharges are a very serious problem. When electrical equipment fails it can cause large periods of unplanned downtime and partial discharges can also be a life-threatening hazard to the personnel working at an industrial facility.
By detecting partial discharges, the UltraView can lead to significant savings by avoiding expensive downtime; and guarantee the invaluable safety of personnel.
Electrical failures such as corona, tracking and arcing can be easily detected. By simply pointing the camera at any electrical asset, the inspector will see the partial discharge locations shown on the screen. The camera can even distinguish partial discharges from other ultrasound sources, reducing the number of false positives, and thus making inspections much more effective.
The camera is ready to be used right out of the box – its operation requires minimal training and partial discharges can be detected without the need for any additional software installation.
The UltraView can also create reports on the detected partial discharges. The report will mention the severity of each partial discharge and suggest corrective actions.
Safe and Healthy Work in the Digital Age" is the title of the new edition of EU-OSHA's Healthy Workplaces Campaign, which commenced in October. The campaign's objectives are to increase awareness, encourage collaboration, and establish a future where occupational safety and health continue to be a top priority alongside technological advancement.