The Power of Ultrasound Cameras: Examples of Quick & Efficient Leak Detection
Ultrasound cameras such as the UltraView from UE Systems can show you where the leaks are by simply displaying them on the screen – it’s as easy as pointing the camera and watching the leaks in real time. Avoiding energy waste was never so easy and quick – you can now find leaks 10x faster than with traditional listen-only instruments.
Mining facility – €7000 in Savings in Only 20 Minutes
While surveying a zinc and lead mine, the UltraView camera could pinpoint 8 leaks in just around 20 minutes of work! Doesn’t look like much, but these 8 leaks amount to a waste of £7118 per year.
Just this single leak, for example, has an estimated annual cost of £903. It was found in a compressed air pipe next to one of the main workshops in the facility. You can see how easy it is to pinpoint leak locations with the UltraView.
CNC Machining Manufacturer, 26 Leaks Found in 1 Hour
This plant manufactures parts for the aviation industry (CNC machines). The maintenance team suspected the facility suffered from a significant amount of air leaks, but never really got the time to perform a leak survey.
While demonstrating the capabilities of the UltraView, we managed to find 26 leaks in only 1 hour. These leaks are costing the plant an estimated €27300 per year. Thus, the ROI for the UltraView in this case is around 8 months. One good example of expensive leaks is this one detected at a pressure regulator, costing €4570 per year!
Finding Far-Away Air Leaks at A Gas Terminal
Ultrasound cameras are easy to use and can pinpoint leaks very quickly, but they are also extremely sensitive. This makes them perfectly suitable to find leaks at greater distances (even small ones!)
Usually, traditional listen-only portable leak detectors will struggle to find leaks at distances greater than 10 m. and the use of an accessory such as a long-range module or a parabolic dish will be necessary.
But with the UltraView, as you can see in this video, detecting even a small leak at 15 m. distance is incredibly easy! All you need to do is switch on the camera and the leak will be displayed on the screen, even when it’s a small leak like this one. The UltraView is capable of detecting leaks up to 100 m. distance!
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The added value of digitalization – Market Survey on Digital Trends in Maintenance & Asset Management
A lot is said and written about digitalization in the field of Maintenance & Asset Management. We see inspiring presentations and read articles about the effective use of digital solutions. So, we talk the talk, but do we walk the walk? In other words, to what extent are we implementing digital techniques and realizing their full potential?