Instruments based on airborne/structure borne ultrasound technology offer many opportunities for plant-wide predictive maintenance/condition monitoring activities ranging from determining lack of lubrication in bearings to locating compressed air leaks. New advances in digital technology and software improve the capability of these portable instruments to trend, analyze and report bearing condition, detect leaks, identify electrical problems such as corona, arcing and tracking and identify potential problems in operating mechanical equipment.
Author: Mark Goodman, UE Systems Inc.
Source: Reliability World 2007 Conference Proceedings
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