"I had a head-to-head comparison with my UE-9000 and the UL101. In my opinion, it performed as well or better than my UE-9000, and at a significant cost difference."
CTRL Government Solutions: Navy
CTRL technology has been evaluated by various engineering groups so that ultrasound may be used by maintenance personnel to determine the material condition of selected equipment and systems. The ultrasound has proved successful and significantly improving the maintenance practices for a variety of fleet applications.
Implementation of CTRL ultrasound technology into fleet operations for over 100 PMS activities realizes a significant reduction in man-hours and improvement in readiness.
CTRL ultrasound technology is recommended for fleet-wide implementation for condition based monitoring, leak detection, and more to augment PMS and to replace selected, current tools such as stethoscopes, chalk-test, soap suds, and leak detectors.
Product distribution for replacement of older technologies, as a diagnostic tool, as a first line of defense in assessing rotating equipment and internal evaluation
Update PMS activities to reflect new procedures and tests carried out by CTRL technology
Update NSTMs and assessment references to include CTRL technology
Develop training programs such as computer based training (cbt) detailing specific procedures and testing methods
CTRL ultrasound technology has been identified as a replacement for older ultrasound technology due to its ease of use and performance. Whereas older ultrasound devices were not as effective and required 2 person operation for testing on aircraft, the UL101 was capable to detect problems quickly, decrease man-hours, and man usage.
PMA 257 at Lakehurst writes SERD 3100 to replace HP 4918a with UL101 Kit #000038 as PSE for AV8
PMA 257 at Lakehurst writes SERD 3237 to replace HP 4918a with UL101 Kit #000038 for C-130 ...more information
UL101 Kit Options
* Note: The Model 101 Kit 000038 includes parts 026007, 000005, 000065, 000050, 025005, 30100, a training CD and operator's manual
ApplicationsSurface & Subsurface Fleet - Since 2003 - CTRL has been working with various engineering groups for the implementation of ultrasound technology to a wide variety of applications.
Watertight Doors - seals and gaskets
Compartment Integrity - seals and gaskets
Fluid System Integrity - bypass fluid and gas leaks in valves
Rotating Machinery - condition based monitoring of bearings, gears, etc.
Circuit Breakers - detection of electrical arcing
Valve & Internal Component Integrity Conditions - fluid and gas bypass leaks
Pressure & Vacuum Systems - leak detection
Gear Train & Bearing Inspections - condition based monitoring
Diesel Fuel Injectors & Fuel Pumps - detect exhaust leaks and anamolies
Electrical Distribution System Monitoring - detect mechanical and contact performance traits
Aviation Fleet - Since 2006 - The CTRL UL101 was designated as a suitable replacement for older technology. CTRL is working with the various platforms for greater implementation.
AV-8: Reaction Control System - leak detection of pneumatic system that controls vertical take-off/landing of F-35 and AV-8
C-130: Bleed Air System - leak detection
F-5: Cabin Air Supply Ducting - leak detection without removing insulation