5 Key Things to Consider when Using Ultrasound to Find Electrical Faults

April 18, 2017

Most electrical cabinets are not hermetically sealed. Scan your ultrasound detector around the panel sides and ventholes to detect discharges like arcing, tracking, and corona. Not all electrical discharge faults produce heat. Use ultrasound solutions to hear what your infrared camera cannot see. Electrical discharge activity is amplified by high humidity. When performing ultrasonic scans […]






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Ultrasound to the Rescue! A Case Study on How Ultrasound Prevented Motor Failure and more

April 4, 2017

As Published by Maintenance Technology Magazine March 2017 issue   When it comes to electrical systems, most failures can be attributed, in large part, to installation problems, water damage, insulation issues, or poor workmanship. Such failures pose a serious safety threat and have the ability to shut down operations entirely. Ultrasound technology is a proven way to […]






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Using Ultrasound Technology for Acoustic Bearing Lubrication Monitoring

March 14, 2017

Bearings produce less friction when they are properly lubricated. But how do we know? How can you be confident that friction forces are where they should be? How can you confidently apply just the right amount of grease to return friction levels to normal? How can you distinguish between a bearing that need grease and […]






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Ultrasonic Signature can Provide early Warning of Mechanical Failure

February 21, 2017

Rotating equipment produces a sound (ultrasonic) signature during operation. This signature can be measured and trended over time. As the machine components begin to fail a change in the ultrasonic signature will occur. The change in sound level can be used to alarm that could be related to lubrication or bearing damage. A key factor […]






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Simple Ultrasound Condition Indicators for Lube Techs

January 31, 2017

The basic concept of CBM (Condition Based Maintenance) is to monitor the condition (CM) of a machine over time and use conditional data to predict the need for maintenance to take action (PdM). Let’s apply this concept to re-lubrication of rolling element bearings. Using an SDT ultrasound instrument (simple or advanced), lube-techs collect data which […]






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