Benefits of Ultrasound for Condition Monitoring

June 20, 2017

May 2017 – Processing Magazine This validated condition monitoring technology is versatile and inexpensive with a low learning curve. Solving asset reliability issues becomes stymied when leadership is ambivalent about the benefits of adopting multiple technologies for condition monitoring (CM). When they do adopt them, they quickly learn technologies alone are not enough without the manpower to […]






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Ultrasound Success Story on a Commercial Aircraft

June 6, 2017

Problem: Maintenance had no way of diagnosing if a hydraulic actuator had failed or not. On commercial aircraft, actuators are used to move many important pieces of the aircraft (A/C). If an actuator was thought to be at fault, the engineers would order replacement of ALL of the actuators in the region of the fault. This would cost several […]






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6 Things You Need To Know About Air Leaks

May 30, 2017

Compressed air is one of the three highest cost utilities in use at your plant. It is also one of the least maintained in terms of system leaks. Leaks are expensive and wasteful, but most often ignored. Finding and fixing leaks is an easy way to reduce energy costs but finding them is not easy […]






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Ultrasound Provides Inspection Insight

May 2, 2017

On a recent plant visit, our solutions provider Bob Dunn with I&E Central, Inc. used the SDT 270 ultrasound instrument and a contact sensor to inspect and capture waveforms on a series of valves on an automated manufacturing machine. The results were a revelation! These valves open every 0.25 seconds and pass a brief pulse of air into the […]






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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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