Industry Specific Applications
Aerospace & Aviation
CTRL Systems works closely with NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and several other organizations for the integration of the CTRL UL101 Ultrasound Technology to mission critical aircraft for both fighters and carriers.
The UL101 is the only ultrasound detector suitable for Space Flight. As a result of NASA's use on the Space Station and Shuttles, the UL101 has been integrated to most legacy aircraft by the US Military and its allies.
In addition, the UL101 has been authorized and is being used by such organizations as Airbus / Air France for commercial aviation for inspection of the aircraft at service centers and hangars.
Power Generation & Transmission
CTRL Systems is heavily involved with the implementation of ultrasound technology for leak detection and condition based monitoring in the power generation and transmission industry.
We helped improve plant efficiency in more than 200 power generation plants in China, which has led to better emissions and less fuel wastes.
We helped one country's power transmission reduce expenses by 75% by nearly eliminating catastrophic failure.
Oil & Gas
CTRL Systems has worked with several groups including Schlumberger, Lukoil, Shell, Exxon Mobile and others around the world for implementation of ultrasound to refineries, pipelines, drilling, and services.
We helped one major oil company "decrease the efforts not less than 10 times and avoid nearly absolutely the missing of flaws - in comparison with the present procedure of gas leak detection."
In one of the largest refineries in the world, the UL101 and PowerBeam 300 was used to improve time for flange inspection. More than 3500 flanges are checked in one week during shutdown without removing the insulation or building scaffolding. The time and costs savings were immeasurable.
Several petrochemical companies utilize the CTRL UL101 and InCTRL for leak detection and condition based monitoring systems keep production running smoothly. Daily leak detection monitoring and routine condition based monitoring of critical equipment are the primary concerns for process control.
Implementation of the technology minimizes the time spent find leaks and decreases process downtime for efficient and increased production output. This is critical to an industry whose profitability is closely tied to efficient operations.
Keeping rail cars and locomotives moving is as important to an economy as any industry. CTRL Systems has worked closely with railroad service organizations, operations, and manufacturers to identify areas of more than 20 areas of application.
We helped identify more than 20 areas of application for using the UL101 and InCTRL for inbound/outbound inspection stations.
We helped manufacturers use the UL101 for quality control to reduce their inspection time by 50% or more.
Paper & Pulp - Mills, Corrugated, & Sheet
CTRL worked closely with several organizations to identify cost saving opportunities.
We helped a paper mill reduce it's energy usage through compressed air by 20% while securing incentives. The ROI of the turn-key projects was less than 18 months for monitoring, ultrasound, leak detection, and repair.
We helped one corrugated plant reduce catastrophic failure to 0% using UL101 and InCTRL and turn the plant into a top 5 producer within its organization.
Manufacturing, Quality Control, Safety
Because of the diversity in applications afforded by CTRL Ultrasound Technology and Programs, every industry can benefit.
CTRL Systems has helped organizations from the technician level to corporate level when implementing new technology in a systematic way for best results.
"The Ford Chicago Assembly Plant has been using the detectors for years now and are very happy with its capabilities."
G.W. Butler: PM Planner - Ford Motor
"The UL101 allows fast identification of the scope of problems to be corrected. Cuts troubleshooting labor by 50% to 75% compared to conventional methods."
Hess: Operations - Johnson Controls
"We received the unit Friday morning and within 20 minutes we found a loose bolt in one flange in the hydrogen line pipe that was leaking and we were not able to detect it using the traditional snoopy leak detection. Also, we found two bad bearings in two process pumps in a simple walk. We confirmed the finding using vibration analysis. Both bearings are in the early stage of failure so we can plan the repair."
Gonzales: Maintenance Supervisor - Zeon Chemical