Is your Application FIT for Ultrasound?

September 26, 2017

I often hear the question, “what can I detect with ultrasound?”. The fact is, ultrasound is such a versatile condition monitoring technology we tend to ask it to do things beyond its capabilities. And that’s fine because I firmly believe every technology should be pushed beyond its limits. It’s how we get better. But to […]






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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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Complementary Condition Monitoring Boosts Reliability

January 10, 2017

As Published by COMPRESSORtech2 Magazine October 2016 issue by Karl Hoffower – Condition Monitoring and Reliability Expert for Failure Prevention Associates Combining ultrasound and vibration sensing adds precision to recip valve analyses Over the past decade, ultrasonic condition monitoring of reciprocal compressor valves has become more widely known. However, it does not seem to be widely used. Ultrasonic testing measures high-frequency sound waves, […]






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Labeling Ultrasound Data Collection Points

December 13, 2016

To facilitate the initial learning curve, a labeling system was implemented to help technicians collecting data identify bearings that were part of the initial survey. These descriptors were laminated to prolong their life in the unfriendly environment of a typical cement plant. Standard locations for data collection needed to be understood since labels would become […]






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Creating reliable steam systems with ultrasound

July 26, 2016

July 2016 – Flow Control Magazine Maintaining the health of the assets that make up a steam system brings benefits that are measured by cost reduction, improved product quality and decreased risk to safety. When employees undertake a project that delivers on goals like these, a fourth win is returned by default — improved reliability […]






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