The UL101 ultrasound detector helps identify faulty valves and steam traps.
Valve Leak Detection
As fluid passes or flows around an obstruction, downstream turbulence is generated, resulting in an auditory signature. The differential changes in the signature (i.e. amplitude) is considered leak-by. Effective use of the UL101 for ultrasound detection on valves can reduce and even eliminate unnecessary overhaul costs, resources, and time.
How to find a valve bypass leak
Use the CTRL UL101 Ultrasound Detector together with a solid probe attachment.
Step 1: Contact the valve housing
Step 2: Listen when the valve is open; you will hear the rushing sound of gas or liquid flow. Adjust the sensitivity as necessary.
Step 3: Listen when the valve is closed. There should be no sound. If there is sound, there is an internal leak in the valve.
Record keeping of valve inspection available with the InCTRL software.
How to find a faulty steam trap
A steam trap is simply an automatic valve that allows discharges condensate and other non-condensable gases, making your steam system more efficient. Use the CTRL UL101 Ultrasound Detector together with a solid probe attachment.
Step 1: Contact the steam trap
Step 2: Listen to the operation of the steam trap. Steam traps vary in type and operation, producing different sounds and/or indications of failure.
Step 3: Be proactive. Studies show that an average of 15% of steam traps are leaking when maintenance is reactive.
Record keeping of steam trap inspection available with the InCTRL software.
p/n 000031 - UL101 Troubleshooter, Standard
p/n 000033 - UL101 Troubleshooter, Intrinsically Safe