The Key Element Of YourAsset Condition Management Strategy
Ultrasound lets you hear above the roar of the factory floor.
Ultrasound detectors sense high-frequency signals and convert them into corresponding audible sounds while maintaining their original characteristics and qualities. They give you the ability to predict failures, control energy costs and improve product quality. Ultrasound is a pillar of your asset condition management strategy.
Reliability is the assurance that everything is going to be OK.
How do we measure for reliability? Changes in friction, impacting and turbulence (FIT) reveal the signs of failure at the earliest stages. Ultrasound testing monitors those changes, giving you time to plan maintenance on your terms and your schedule.
Is Your Factory FIT?
Ultrasound detectors, such as the SDT270 or the SDT200, let you detect, measure and analyze friction and impacting in mechanical systems. Turbulent flow from compressed air and steam leaks helps you quickly identify costly energy waste. Ultranalysis Suite software lets you establish baseline readings and set alarms that tell you when your equipment is transitioning from good to bad.
“Our maintenance teams have taken a keen interest in the compatibility of utilizing SDT ultrasound instruments and marrying that technology with vibration analysis to get a deeper understanding of our assets and detecting failures prior to them becoming catastrophic. Outstanding products with outstanding people make SDT an awesome part of the maintenance reliability world.”
Doug Stangier – Maintenance Manager, CMRP CRL
“Ultrasonic measurements can detect potential problems on bearings and also confirm assumptions of wear. These functions were successfully identified by SDT and our team during a survey. With this first experience and equipped with our new instrument, we are now able to propose to our customers a survey of their bearings in order to monitor them and to make an early diagnosis of the state of wear of the rotating elements. ”
Alexandre Vigean – Maintenance Engineer, ThyssenKrupp