Ultrasonic technology has been linked to Predictive Maintenance and Energy Conservation for decades. Count on ULTRAPROBE® Ultrasonic Detection Systems by CF PUMPSERVE for precision ultrasonic mechanical inspection, troubleshooting, monitoring and leak detection in the field.
Leak Detection – Pressure or vacuum systems, seals and gaskets, wind noise, hatch leaks, vacuum bagging, compressed air, compressors, valves, steam traps, heat exchangers, boilers, condensers, building envelope, glove box, distillation columns.
Mechanical Inspection – Bearing faults (all speeds), lack of lubrication, prevent over lubrication, compressors, pumps (cavitation), motors, gears/gear boxes, hydraulic systems, fans, couplings, trending, trend reports, spectral analysis.
Electrical Inspection – Performed on pump motors and other process equipment in the field.
Bearing Inspection / Monitoring –Detects the earliest stage of bearing failure. Provides the ability to trend, trouble shoot and confirm potential bearing problems. Frequency Tuning allows CF PUMPSERVE to tune into a bearing and isolate it for analysis regardless of competing signals.
Prevention of Over-Lubrication – Over-lubrication can be prevented with CF PUMPSERVE's Ultrasonic Technology by simply lubricating only until the meter reaches a specified level. Over lubrication is one of the most common causes of bearing failure.
Mechanical Inspection of Pumps, Motors, Compressors, Gears, Gear Boxes ( and more) –
Because Ultraprobe works in a high frequency, short wave environment, problems such as cavitation in pumps, compressor valve leakage or missing gear teeth may be heard and isolated. Ultraprobe’s Frequency Tuning allows CF PUMPSERVE Field Technicians to quickly tune in to problem sounds and recognize them with little previous experience due to the clarity of the heterodyned signal.
Reciprocating Compressor Valve Analysis – So successful with the Ultraprobe, many engine analyzer companies now offer instruments with an ultrasonic input port.
Valve Inspection – Valve activity such as leakage or blockage can be accurately checked while the valve is on line. Due to a wide sensitivity and ultrasonic frequency selection range, all types of valves even in noisy environments can be accurately tested.
Valve Stem Inspection – Valve stems may be quickly tested for leaks to atmosphere.
Pressure / Vaccuum Leak Detection – As any gas (air, oxygen, nitrogen, etc.) passes through a leak orifice, it generates a turbulent flow with detectable high frequency components. By scanning the test area with an Ultraprobe, a leak can be heard through the headset as a rushing sound or noted on the display/ meter. The closer the instrument is to the leak, the louder the rushing sound and the higher the reading. Should ambient noise be a problem, a rubber focusing probe may be used to narrow the instrument’s reception field and to shield it from conflicting ultrasounds. In addition, Frequency Tuning dramatically reduces background noise interference to provide ease of ultrasonic leak detection.
Steam Trap Inspection – Blow-by, machine gunning, oversized traps or line blockage are all easily detected. Frequency tuning enhances our ability to discriminate between condensate and steam. Ultrasound markedly reduces confusion from extraneous sounds or from heat transfer, even when traps are extremely close together.
Heat Exchangers, Boilers & Condenser Inspection – In-leakage or pressure leakage can be readily located with the Ultraprobe. Fittings, valves, flanges are all easily scanned for leakage. The high frequency, short wave nature of ultrasound allows operators to pinpoint the location of a leak in high noise environments. Condenser tubes and heat exchanger tubes may be tested for leakage through methods:.
• Vacuum – The tube sheet is scanned for the tell-tale rushing sound produced as the leak draws air into the tube.
• Pressure – Additional testing may be performed when the system is off-line utilizing air pressure around the tube bundle and scanning for the rushing sound produced from the leaking tube.
• Ultratone – Powerful high frequency transmitter floods the shell side of the exchanger with ultrasound. The generated sound will follow the leak path through the tube. A scan of the tube sheet will indicate the leaking tube.
Electrical Inspection – Arcing, tracking, & corona discharge: Arcing, tracking, & corona discharge produce ultrasound at the site of emission. These electrical discharges can be located quickly by scanning with ultrasonic detection equipment. Switchgear, transformers, circuit breakers, buss bars, relays, junction boxes, insulators, and o