Series 8 – Episode 5 – How acoustic imaging can cut detection times and save money
Mick Elliot talks with Marc Sherwood, Senior Technical Sales Manager at Fluke about acoustic imaging and how the technology can cut detection times and save money.
Air and gas leaks can be a nightmare to detect, especially in a large factory where there can be a labyrinth of pipes and joints. They can cost money and more importantly, can be a danger to the health and safety of employees.
The quicker the leaks are detected, the better. To accelerate that process, a new and innovative solution in the shape of an acoustic imager has been developed.
Sherwood notes that: “For years, detecting leaks with pressurised systems has been really laborious and a time-consuming process. There’s been a number of methods that have been tried and tested over the years…[all] time consuming methods.”
Fluke has now launched an acoustic imager of its own, with some ground-breaking, innovative sound sight technology. The reason for this is it has a dedicated microphone array, which displays over a digital image, which wasn’t done before. This helps to precisely identify and locate those leaks. Very little training is needed to use the touchscreen display.
Sherwood goes on to give advice for users looking for easy-to-use acoustic imagers, he also explains the benefits of this type of method of measurement and talks about the application areas for acoustic imaging.