Pneumatic systems & components


Sonic imager for leak detection

First Quarter 2020 Pneumatic systems & components

Fluke’s new ii900 is a handheld sonic industrial imager that enables maintenance teams to quickly and accurately locate air, steam, gas and vacuum leaks in compressed air systems. The straightforward, intuitive interface allows technicians to isolate the sound frequency of the leak to filter out background noise. In a matter of hours, the team can inspect an entire plant, even during peak operations. Leak identification is simple and it is easy to scan a large area quickly and even identify leaks from a distance. The ii900 enables users to ensure proper air pressure in pneumatic equipment, lower energy costs, reduce leak detection time and improve reliability on the production line. It can also delay the capital expense of purchasing an additional compressor.

With application in a wide range of industries, the Fluke ii900 makes leak detection part of a typical maintenance routine. For example the training of a maintenance team is possible in a matter of minutes and provides for the validation of repairs. It is specifically designed for industrial maintenance teams, plant maintenance managers and plant operations managers, who rely on compressed air, gas or vacuum in their routine operations. With minimal training, technicians can begin checking for air leaks as part of their typical maintenance routine. This offers a better, quicker, simpler way to check compressed air leaks, and at the same time conduct gas and vacuum leak identification.


Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Compressed air purity analyser
Second Quarter 2021, Artic Driers International , Pneumatic systems & components
Compressed air treatment using filters and dryers is an effective barrier to airline contamination. Until recently, auditing the compressed air quality in a system was difficult, but clients and professional ...

Read more...
Critical compressed air on platinum mine
Second Quarter 2021 , Pneumatic systems & components
The mining industry is a vital cog in the economic workings of South Africa, in particular platinum mines, of which the country has significant reserves, that are among the largest worldwide. Yet, if ...

Read more...
Tectra Automation contracted for PG Bison’s MFB press upgrade
Second Quarter 2021, Tectra Automation , Pneumatic systems & components
Tectra Automation has provided all the pneumatic and vacuum equipment required for the installation and commissioning of PG Bison’s sixth melamine-faced board (MFB) press. The press, which came online ...

Read more...
Festo at the heart of absolute automation
Second Quarter 2021, Festo , Pneumatic systems & components
Festo is renowned as one of the leading pneumatic automation suppliers. Over the years, the company has also set the pace in both Process and Electric Automation. This is backed by its proven record of ...

Read more...
In-field valve positioner
Second Quarter 2021, Comtest, Comtest , Hydraulic systems & components
Valves, the actuators that move them, and the electronic circuits that control them, are all subject to the effects of ageing soon after they are installed. The valve seat wears not only from the repeated ...

Read more...
Highly flexible pick and place with digitised pneumatics from Festo
First Quarter 2021, Festo , Pneumatic systems & components
A wide range of products, functions and complete solution packages are integrated into the Festo Motion Terminal. One of these products is Motion Apps, which heralds a new Industry 4.0 era. Motion Apps ...

Read more...
Smart positioners of the future
First Quarter 2021 , Pneumatic systems & components
SMC’s new range of smart positioners was designed to pair perfectly with a variety of process control valves and actuators.

Read more...
Locally built air dryers for hospitals
Fourth Quarter 2020, Artic Driers International , Pneumatic systems & components
Artic Driers recently partnered with an NGO (non-governmental organisation) called Save-P to develop a locally designed compressed air dryer and filter bank providing breathing-quality air for hospitals ...

Read more...
Efficient pneumatic performance with multifunctional sensor
Fourth Quarter 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa , Pneumatic systems & components
SICK Automation’s recently introduced multifunctional FTMg (flow thermal meter for gases) flow sensor detects pneumatic system leakages well before pressure loss causes machine failure. It is engineered ...

Read more...
Festo Motion Terminal VTEM bolsters productivity
Third Quarter 2020, Festo , Pneumatic systems & components
The world’s first valve to be controlled by apps.

Read more...