Ultrasounds: sounds that matter
Many processes create ultrasounds, such as gas leaks, partial discharges or mechanical defects. Ultrasounds are often the first indication that an element is starting to fail, well before heat/infrared emissions (if any).
From sounds to images
The surface of Ultra is composed of dozens of sensors that are listening to the sound field. When an ultrasound wave hits the surface, the different sensors detect it at different times. These differences are used to locate the ultrasound sources and represent them as a picture. Ultra takes into account an unlimited number of simultaneous sources.
Blazing fast ultrasonic imaging
In a dozen of milliseconds, Ultra is able to output an acoustic picture. This allows to locate ultrasounds in real-time and to catch the fastest events. Frequency filtering allows to discard sound sources that do not match the characteristics of a leak, resulting in selective detection.