Fluke Process Instruments Launches New Acoustic Imager
October 18, 2021
Fluke Process Instruments, which develops infrared imaging and thermal profiling solutions for industrial applications, has announced the release of its first acoustic imaging solution, the SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager.
The SV600 enables users to detect, locate and visualize air and gas leaks or changes in sound signatures across their process and equipment in real time before they become costly problems. By using an array of sophisticated sound sensors and the company’s SoundMap technology, the SV600 translates the sounds it hears into a visual representation, allowing users to quickly locate and quantify problem areas.
The SV600 can integrate with factory systems and serve as an early warning system that can quickly detect changes across compressors, pumps, pipes, conveyors or across product inspection and quality control processes, and much more with user-defined alarms. The company said remote evaluation options help to minimize operator intervention, even in parts of the facility that are hard to reach.
In addition, Fluke said the SV600 can be used as a payload for Boston Dynamics’ agile mobile robot, Spot. Designed to go where other robots can’t go and to perform a broad number of tasks, Spot traverses large facilities and unstructured terrain to automate industrial inspections, monitor remote or difficult to access environments, and provide situational awareness in remote settings. With the SV600 payload, Spot can be reconfigured to automate air and gas leak detection, increase maintenance team efficiency, and greatly reduce safety risks and energy costs.
“With automated acoustic imaging that the SV600 brings, maintenance teams can visualize leaks or sound signature changes to factory equipment or assets, and prevent unscheduled maintenance and possible costly downtime, and at the same time improve factory safety by minimizing operator intervention,” said Herman Warnshuis, president of Fluke Process Instruments. “We’re excited to bring this new technology to customers across the globe, and cannot wait to see how they utilize the technology to detect, locate, and visualize sound signature changes or leaks in their process.”
The SV600 Fixed Acoustic Imager is now available. You can schedule a demo with a subject matter expert by visiting this website.