Acoustic imager pinpoints air, gas and vacuum leaks

2nd June 2021
Source: Fluke
Posted By : Mick Elliott
Acoustic imager pinpoints air, gas and vacuum leaks

To enable the detection of corona and partial discharge from a safe distance of up to 120 meters, Fluke has introduced the ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager.

Teams can operate safely, minimise the risk of fires and help reduce outages.

The instrument also offers greater sensitivity to detect compressed air, gas, and vacuum system leaks, reducing downtime which can cost up to EUR 1000,- per minute.

Regular routines – no training required

Electrical discharge detection or leak checking can be carried out as part of a regular maintenance routine. The handheld imager enables users to quickly, and visually, pinpoint the location of faults from a safe distance and record data for later analysis. Even small, low-pressure or low-density leaks are now detected easily.

The rugged ii910’s intuitive operation means no training is required – it is simple to learn and easy to use. The straightforward, intuitive interface allows technicians to isolate the sound frequency of the leak and filter out background noise in even the noisiest environments.

Fast and visual leak and discharge detection

The rugged, handheld casing of the Fluke ii910 has a seven-inch LCD touchscreen which overlays a SoundMap on a visual image for rapid identification of discharge or leaks between frequencies of 2-100 kHZ.

An array of integral microphones converts ultrasound signals into clear visual images on the backlit touchscreen. Captured data can be transferred via an integral USB-C socket directly to a PC. From here, the data can be uploaded to the Machine Learning PDQ Mode Reporting Platform.

This will provide the most important partial discharge insights, including partial discharge type identification. The ii910 provides video recording of up to 5 minutes and has a battery life of at least 6 hours.

Power generation, production or maintenance added value

Fluke’s SoundSight technology now enables corona and partial discharge to be easily located.

For technicians working with high voltages in power generation and transmission and with industrial high voltage equipment, the Fluke ii910 provides more sophisticated detection than standard ultrasonic tools while offering the visual performance of more expensive UV cameras.

It detects, locates and provides visual reporting and severity assessment of corona and partial discharges.

Technicians in production locations can isolate the sound frequency of the leak and filter out background noise in even the noisiest environments.

Industrial maintenance technicians can identify leaks at a safe distance considerably faster than using traditional diagnostic methods, even during peak production periods.


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