Advanced ultrasound detectors allow inspectors to record the sound, measure the amplitude, analyze the signal for diagnosis, and compare the multiple defects’ amplitudes using scalable data.
In switchgear panels, with the presence of an electrical defect, the insides of the panel are flooded with ultrasound. The ultrasound, being small in wavelength, can pass through the tiniest of air paths making it easy to identify which panels need closer attention.
A continuous electrical system assessment program is the best way to ensure that the health of assets and personnel are in good hands. Ultrasound has proven to be more than effective in performing such predictive maintenance programs, allowing technicians to detect the effects of these electrical faults at an early stage and thus limit their consequences.