If you choose and combine the monitoring technologies for your system in a well thought-out way and if these technologies can be used universally and flexibly, you kill several birds with one stone: unplanned outages belong to the past, you save energy costs and you protect the environment. Sounds good? We think so too!
If you choose ultrasound as the appropriate system monitoring technology, you can expect several advantages at once: ultrasound can be used universally, saves energy and protects the environment!
With the help of this technology, unfavourable operating conditions such as poor lubrication or imbalances can be identified - the advantages are obvious.
Ultrasound is also used for predictive maintenance. A technology that uses ultrasound to prevent unplanned equipment failures by accurately estimating the service life of components. Failures of roller bearings, for example, can thus be predicted and prevented by timely replacement.
Ultrasound is also used to monitor various components in terms of condition monitoring (e.g. gears, valves, etc.). Ultrasound technology (also called "acoustic emissions") is also used to detect cracks in bridges, tanks or pipes. For example, it is able to determine whether compressed air is escaping through a fine leak - such cracks can cause up to 30 % of the energy used to be lost.
Ultrasound can be used universally, saves energy and protects the environment!
The use of ultrasonic technology therefore saves a lot of money.
Therefore, when selecting monitoring technology, go for one that can be used universally:
a technology that detects possible failures at an early stage and thus gives you room for manoeuvre and security. A technology that also enables you to save energy costs. Ultrasound technology offers you exactly that and is becoming increasingly popular for precisely that reason. Advances in sensor technology and evaluation through artificial intelligence have also reached a price point that makes widespread use in industry reasonably possible.
Author: DI Mag. Markus Loinig