Acoustic Ultrasound in Railroad
Keeping railcars and locomotives moving is as important to an economy as any industry. CTRL Systems has worked closely with railroad service organizations, operators, and manufacturers to identify more than 20 areas of application to use the UL101 and InCTRL for inbound/outbound inspection stations.
Manufacturers of hopper cars and train compartments that carry grain, cement, or other granular materials must inspect their products for leaks in order to ensure effective transportation. The current industry standard is extremely rudimentary, typically only done visually with a flashlight. This practice is very time consuming, and still leads to routine leaks and loss of inventory. However, CTRL revolutionizes this process with the UL101 ultrasound listening devices.
The UL101 Difference
Easy to use
Allow for detection at a high distance when you combine the UL101 with the PowerBeam 300.
Competitively priced UL101 products let you lower costs by 3-5 times compared to methods like vibration reliability testing.
UL101 products are ruggedized for use in caustic environments, including power plants.
Simple to learn
Reduce time in training with our modules that teach you to successfully operate the UL101 within an hour to a few days.
About CTRL Systems
Since 1989, CTRL has been designing, manufacturing, and integrating acoustic ultrasound solutions for our clients around the world.
Through CTRL's industry-leading acoustic ultrasound sensors, supported by comprehensive training and cloud-based data management SaaS, we help to improve and sustain our clients’ production reliability while reducing energy costs.
What Sets Us Apart
Our ultrasound condition-based monitoring (CBM) takes place in a non-destructive testing (NDT) environment, allowing users to inspect and accurately monitor assets while equipment is fully operational. Our hardware is supported by in-person and cloud-based training, as well as a first-of-its-kind data management platform: InCTRL. The CTRL approach to acoustic ultrasound CBM is viable for a single-site operation or a global multi-site organization.
Acoustic Ultrasound Solutions
CTRL’s ultrasound reliability program is implemented through a turnkey process that results in production reliability, quality control, safety, and improved energy savings. CTRL Systems, Inc. is dedicated to helping your organization quickly integrate advanced ultrasound technologies to enhance operational efficiency, increase cost effectiveness, and achieve superior reliability results.