Common Applications

Leak Detection

Detect Leaks in Noisy Environments - Ultrasound ignores ambient audible sound, allowing small leaks to be detected in noisy plants.

Detect Any Type of Gas Leak - Ultrasound is capable to detect any type of gas including freon, air, steam, nitrogen, etc.

Pressure & Vacuum Leaks - Both pressure and vacuum leaks can produce ultrasound.

Ultrasound is Directional - It is easier to locate a leak.

Low Costs - Compared to other technologies, ultrasound is quite inexpensive to implement, yet can be more effective for leak detection.

Motor Bearings & Gearboxes

Earliest Predictive Technology - Indication of failure occurs first in the ultrasound range, even before infrared and vibration analysis. 

Immediate Results - The UL101 can indicate a problem, even when a baseline has not been established.

Easy-To-Use - There is no need to adjust the frequency or spend months developing your routes when using the UL101 and InCTRL

Comparison And Baseline Analysis - compare two components in real-time or establish a baseline and set the threshold for historical comparison

Valves & Steam Traps

UL101 is Fast - Contact the housing and listen, much like a stethoscope.

No need for measurement - There is no need to measure, trend or compare. Get an accurate indication of the presence of a leak.

Press the tip of the solid probe (attached to the UL101 receiver) against the valve. The user can easily hear the valve functioning and determine its operating condition.

When it is difficult to reach a steam trap safely, the PowerBeam 300 can be used because of its ability to enhance the distance and narrow the reception of the UL101 Receiver.

Open Valve - If the valve is open, you will hear the rushing gas/liquid through the valve.

Closed Valve - If the valve is closed, you should hear nothing.

Internal By-Pass Leak - If the valve is closed and you hear the hissing/rushing of liquid/gas through the headset, the valve is leaking.

Electrical Inspection

When electricity escapes in high voltage lines or when it jumps across a gap in an electrical connection, it disturbs the air molecules around it and generates ultrasound. Often this sound will be perceived as a crackling or frying sound

The UL101 and PowerBeam 300 have proved to be very effective for diagnosing corona/arcing during day-time in Power Transmission & Distribution Networks.

Ultrasound produced but no heat - In most of the cases punctured insulator or coated insulator produces the high intensity ultrasound rather than emitting heat. Thus ultrasound is very effective in these applications to detect corona/arcing over other methods like infrared.

Any voltage - The Power Beam ultrasound detection system is used in low, medium, and high voltage systems. Most of the Power Transmission applications tend to be in medium and high voltage systems. Low voltage can be found near manufacturing facilities.

Multiple applications - Most sub-stations use SF6 gas, Vacuum and compressed air for circuit breakers. The CTRL UL 101 can also be used for leak detection as well because these are the auxiliary of a transmission system and are in the same premises.

Test Leaks in Non-Pressurized Systems

The UL101 Ultrasound Receiver and Universal Transmitter (UT2000) can detect and pinpoint leaks in non-pressurized vessels, cavities, pipes, housings, hoses, rooms, heat exchangers, vehicle and equipment cabs, ship hulls and galleys, airplane cabins, train cars, etc.

By placing the UT2000 in any kind of enclosed space, an equipment or truck cab, you can create ultrasound pressure. Then, you can simply scan the seals and gaskets with the UL101 receiver to detect and pinpoint escaping ultrasound that indicates a leak.