FLIR launches ultrasonic imaging camera 24 September 2020

The new FLIR Si124 industrial acoustic imaging camera senses, displays and records sound waves producing a precise acoustic image.

The acoustic image is overlaid, in real time, onto a digital camera image all with a one-handed camera solution weighing 1kg. The blended visual and sound image can be viewed live on screen to help users pinpoint issues from the sound source. Built with 124 microphones and a high definition visible-light camera, the battery-powered Si124 can detect potential issues up to 100 meters away, even in loud industrial environments, for up to seven hours of continuous use.

Two primary use cases for the Si124 include detecting compressed air leaks and partial discharge (PD) such as corona, arcing, and tracking. Leaked air can be difficult to detect by the human ear or touch, particularly in loud manufacturing environments where workers are required to wear hearing protection. For high-voltage electrical systems, PD can preface a catastrophic failure, creating an unsafe environment and potential unplanned downtime. The Si124 provides the ability to perform quick non-contact inspections from a safe distance. The system then immediately provides the PD type, allowing users to prioritize repairs.

In addition to the recording device itself, the FLIR Acoustic Camera Viewer cloud service analyses images uploaded by WiFi, providing the user additional information information such as the size and energy cost of a compressed air leak or the PD classification and pattern of an electric fault via the device or through the online cloud portal.

William Dalrymple

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