According to the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI), the average
compressed air system loses 30 percent of its air through leaks but
locating those leaks has been a time-consuming and tedious process. The
ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager enables maintenance teams to quickly —
and visually — pinpoint the location of compressed air, gas, and vacuum
system leaks even during peak production periods. Leaks can be detected
in a matter of minutes.
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The new Fluke™ ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager enables maintenance teams to quickly — and visually — pinpoint the location of compressed air, gas, and vacuum system leaks even during peak production periods. (Photo: Business Wire)
With minimal training, technicians can identify compressed air leaks
considerably faster than using traditional diagnostic methods. Now
checking for air leaks can be performed during the typical maintenance
An array of microphones combined with the new SoundSight™ technology,
the handheld Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager filters out background
noise so maintenance teams can accurately locate leaks in compressed air
systems, even in the noisiest environments.
“We rely heavily on air — it’s one of the most important utilities we
have coming into the building,” said Josh Stockert, maintenance
technician III at Genie (A Terex Brand). “With the Fluke ii900
Industrial Imager, we can stand on the sideline and inspect the air line
that goes across while carts and people are moving underneath. We’re not
affecting them, but we can tag it then fix it at lunch instead of
waiting for a premium weekend shift to fix it.
“Now we don’t have to look at adding new, bigger compressors or receiver
chains, so not only is it capacity and energy savings, but now we’re
talking about a capital savings.”
Inspect an entire plant in hours
The seven-inch LCD touchscreen overlays a SoundMap™ on a visual image
for quick leak location identification. The straightforward, intuitive
interface allows technicians to isolate the sound frequency of the leak
to filter out loud background noise. In a matter of hours, the team can
inspect the entire plant – during peak operations. Images can be saved
and exported for reporting purposes.
Acoustic imaging combined with industrial diagnostics
The Fluke ii900 was designed in partnership with Sorama,
an Eindhoven-based company specializing in noise control and sound
analysis solutions. The combination of Sorama’s long history and
expertise in acoustic imaging and Fluke’s leadership in diagnostic
industrial test and measurement equipment lead to the creation of a tool
that has the durability and usability required for industrial
How much could a company save if you could see sound? Watch the video.
For more information on the Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager, visit www.fluke.com/ii900.
For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location
of a distributor, visit the Fluke Web site at www.fluke.com.
Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact,
professional electronic test tools and software for measuring and
condition monitoring. Fluke customers are technicians, engineers,
electricians, maintenance managers, and metrologists who install,
troubleshoot, and maintain industrial, electrical, and electronic
equipment and calibration processes.
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