Unreliable electrical machines and equipment can cost manufacturers millions of dollars in downtime and repairs. And even more threatening… they have the potential to injure and kill workers without warning. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Before an electrical asset reaches the point where a dangerous phenomenon like arc flash and arc blast can occur, there are tell-tale signs that the asset is becoming unstable. And the biggest key to avoiding these costly and dangerous electrical malfunctions is early detection.
Partial discharge is the first sign of a deteriorating electrical asset. And the effects of partial discharge produce airborne ultrasound signals, easily detectable with SonaVu™. You can find sources of partial discharge on all types of high voltage electrical assets. Switchgear, transformers, overhead lines, and underground cables to name a few.
By simply scanning these high voltage electrical assets with your SonaVu™ you will be able to locate and document the presence of any partial discharge. Indeed, regular ultrasound inspections on your electrical equipment will reveal partial discharge at its earliest stages and keep factory workers safe.