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Acoustic Imaging Camera Family with Expanded Frequency Range and Integrated Battery

Acoustic Imaging Camera Family with Expanded Frequency Range and Integrated Battery

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, today announced the expansion of its Si124 industrial acoustic imaging family of cameras by introducing a new set of sound imaging cameras that feature a wider acoustic detection range, up to 65Khz, and an integrated battery with a quick start power button to make condition monitoring and inspection more efficient and effective.

Ultrasound 101 for Water and Waste Water Industries

Ultrasound 101 for Water and Waste Water Industries

This presentation introduces the basics of ultrasound testing with a specific focus for water industries. An overview of key applications is supported with real-world examples from Saul Cizek, an industry expert owning many decades of field experience. This presentation accentuates the urgency for any industry lagging the trend to get with the times.

A&SB Ultrasound Smart Cloud-Based CBM Strategy for Bearings

A&SB Ultrasound Smart Cloud-Based CBM Strategy for Bearings

TRC-2018 Learning Zone 44:56
by Carlos Garza, Arca Continental

Future is now and production facilities around the world begin to see the speed of information sharing produced by Condition Based Monitoring as a desirable investment. Airborne/Structure borne ultrasound has been used for decades, in bearing failure detection but now with ISO 29821-1 in our hands and the possibility of making a smart diagnosis and trending in cloud-based platform things change for good for practitioners. Baseline establishments, route compliance, asset diagnosis, speed as a technological advantage, and information sharing through all the organization, are now things to consider when implementing this technology in our maintenance strategy. Smart Data collection and resultant information management will become a must do for every company looking for boosting their availability and reliability indicators. A&SB Ultrasound combined with a cloud-based CBM platform will do the job for you.

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 Leak detection in the age of digitalization with SONOCHEK

Leak detection in the age of digitalization with SONOCHEK

Ismaning, October 16, 2018 – Together with the update of the SONOCHEK apps SONOLEVEL and SONOLEAK, PRUFTECHNIK launches the SONOLEVEL DATAVIEWER, a new visualization PC-software for leak analysis. SONOCHEK is an innovative digital leak inspection device used to localize leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems. The device includes automatic leak classification and its broad bandwidth of 20 to 100 kHz allows detecting leaks even at an early stage. SONOCHEK is also used effectively for electrical inspection and monitoring of bearing lubrication.

 SDT Announces the SDT340 and UAS4.0

SDT Announces the SDT340 and UAS4.0

SDT Announces the SDT340 and UAS4.0 
– A cloud-connected condition monitoring solution.

 SONOTEC presents new broadband parabolic sensors for the SONAPHONE digital ultrasonic testing device

SONOTEC presents new broadband parabolic sensors for the SONAPHONE digital ultrasonic testing device

Detecting errors before they occur - that’s the objective of preventive maintenance. The HANNOVER MESSE will be addressing the topic of “Predictive Maintenance” with a dedicated exhibition area, where SONOTEC will be demonstrating how companies can save energy and improve the efficiency of the entire production cycle using SONAPHONE technology. From April 23 to 27, 2018, the ultrasound specialist will be presenting the new broadband parabolic sensor BS30 for the SONAPHONE digital ultrasonic testing device for the very first time, as part of the special exhibition in Hall 22.

 IRISS Announces Partnership with SONOTEC

IRISS Announces Partnership with SONOTEC

IRISS and SONOTEC have now announced that IRISS will be the Master Distributor for SONOTEC handheld ultrasound equipment for North America, South America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean. In addition, IRISS will provide calibration and repair services on SONOTEC products in the region.

Part II of II: Ultrasound For Safety… If Not for Anything Else!

Part II of II: Ultrasound For Safety… If Not for Anything Else!

In Part I (Oct/Nov 2017 Uptime), the focus was about the use of ultrasound and SAFETY. Hopefully, it spurred a discussion in your facility as to how this technology, no matter its age or origin, can be a lifesaver. This technology can truthfully claim that it has been around longer than any of you have been alive. Yet, it is still a most valuable technology in many, many ways.

Part II focuses on ultrasound for reliability maintenance and presents real-life situations as to why electrical workers and infrared thermographers should use ultrasound as a complementary technology.

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IRISS is the global leader in Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices (EMSD) and Condition Based Monitoring Solutions for electrical equipment. We help our customers reduce downtime related costs and maximize efficiency by reducing CBM inspection times.

Electrical Inspection Using Ultrasound Technology

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Part I of II: Ultrasound for Safety… If Not for Anything Else!

Part I of II: Ultrasound for Safety… If Not for Anything Else!

All through the late 1980s and 1990s, ultrasound was literally the all-purpose tool. Vibration and infrared (IR) were too expensive for most organizations to afford. Yet, you could purchase an infrared thermometer gun for $100 and an ultrasound instrument kit for between $750 and $7,000 and perform a multitude of applications on motor bearings, gear boxes, pumps for cavitation, leak detection (pressure/vacuum), steam traps and acoustic lubrication (introduced in early 1990s). You could hook up an ultrasound instrument to a vibration analyzer and utilize the contact or magnetic sensor on bearings to easily detect an outer race defect, sometimes missed by earlier vibration boxes unable to go above 20,000 Hz. Into the mid-1990s, ultrasound inspectors added electrical switchgear and substation inspection for arcing, tracking and corona discharge. A new era of ultrasound inspection had begun, dealing with SAFETY.

PM and Scheduled or Condition-Based Acoustic Lubrication

PM and Scheduled or Condition-Based Acoustic Lubrication

Acoustic lubrication has taken off with afterburners lit (old aviation phrase). During the 2017 RELIABILITY Conference™ hosted by Reliabilityweb.com®, several representatives from various organizations remarked at how well their acoustic lubrication program had made such a difference. As an example, the cost savings by way of reduced man-hours using time-based lubrication and the amount of grease not purchased are two reasons.

 Infrared Electrical Certification and Ultrasound Training News

Infrared Electrical Certification and Ultrasound Training News

IRISS, the global leader in Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices and Solutions has expanded the course offerings through their Safety and Maintenance Academy of Reliability Technologies, SMART.

 IRISS Announces New Ultrasound Product - Sonus XT

IRISS Announces New Ultrasound Product - Sonus XT

Since designing the world’s first industrial grade infrared windows IRISS has designed and patented multiple systems that allow almost every industry to conduct essential condition based maintenance tasks safely and effectively. IRISS, the leading manufacturer in Electrical Safety Maintenance Devices and Solutions, announces the Sonus XT.

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

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

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 CTRL Systems Announces Unlimited Data Points and User Access for InCTRL

CTRL Systems Announces Unlimited Data Points and User Access for InCTRL

PLUS: InCTRL Connectivity Allows Users of Non-CTRL Sensors to Interface with the InCTRL Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM) System

 LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication and Greasing Assistant

LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication and Greasing Assistant

LUDECA, Inc. proudly announces their LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication Solution powered by SDT —the best new way to grease bearings right!

A Lubrication Condition or a Mechanical Condition?

When monitoring your bearing lubrication with ultrasound, it is important to watch for very high values in your condition indicators ( total RMS and Peak values ). After applying grease, both values should decrease proportionately. This is a sign the bearing was under-lubricated. If the total RMS value lowers and the peak value stays relatively the same, then the bearing has a mechanical condition that is generating impacts.

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Tips Are for Focusing

Literally, tips are for focusing. You may be used to taking the rubber cones (six-inch cone or the smaller 1.5”-2”) to locate air leaks. You should only use the cones when you are trying to

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