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Changing the paradigm of ultrasound inspections with SonaVu™

We are very pleased to introduce the South African market to the SonaVUTM. SDT has once again produced a groundbreaking product that will not only greatly enhance your hearing but as you will find out in the rest of the article, combine your senses to take ultrasound inspections to the next level.

SonaVU™
SonaVU™

How Does Super-Human Hearing Look?

SonaVu… Powered by SDT, is a multi-frequency sound camera that takes airborne ultrasound inspection to a whole new level. Equipped with 112 highly sensitive sonic sensors and a precision optical camera, SonaVu brings the power of super-human hearing into focus on its vibrant, colour touch screen. While unlocking limitless applications for asset reliability, energy conservation, and safety.

Designed to work in the noisiest, harshest environments, SonaVu hears and sees ultrasound simultaneously even during peak production times. Capture images or videos detailing the exact location of leaks, electrical discharge, and other mechanical anomalies. SonaVu’s internal memory stores them for easy report building and follow up repair actions.

Make SonaVu an integral part of your compressed air leak management and electrical inspection programs.

Applications for SonaVu™

Compressed Air Leak Management

Ultrasound is the technology of choice for conducting compressed air leak surveys. The distinct hissing sound produced by turbulent flow at the leak site has peak signals at 36-40kHz. The convenience of conducting leak surveys during peak, noisy production times leaves no excuses for energy waste from this expensive utility.
The added capability of visual reporting makes SonaVu a powerful ally for energy conservation and environmental sustainability initiatives.

Compressed Air Leak Management
Compressed Air Leak Management

Electrical Asset Reliability

Each year millions of dollars in productivity are lost to electrical asset failures related to partial discharge. Worse than that, workers are badly hurt or killed on the job by unexpected fires, explosions, and arc flashes. Electrical asset reliability must be taken seriously.
Ultrasound inspection is well-suited for detecting surface discharge as well as those located behind unsealed panels. SonaVu blends the power of ultrasonic detection with the convenience of visual reporting. Quickly scan substations, transmission and distribution lines, as well as switch gear cabinets. The presence of partial discharge in the form of arcing, tracking, or corona is both heard and seen by SonaVu’s dual-sensing technology.

Electrical Asset Reliability
Electrical Asset Reliability

Combining Senses

Combining Senses
Combining Senses

The combination of a visible camera and multiple arrayed sonic sensors creates a new condition monitoring technology class with still untapped potential. SonaVu makes the power of ultrasound inspection a visual reality.

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