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Sorama’s acoustic imaging technology powers Fluke leak detector

Nieke Roos
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The Fluke II900 Sonic Industrial Imager offers maintenance teams a new way to locate leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems. The newly introduced handheld device uses the sound analysis technology from Eindhoven-based Sorama to quickly and accurately pinpoint issues.

Fluke has introduced a new device that can pinpoint air, gas, steam and vacuum leaks in industrial installations using acoustic waves, even in noisy environments. Equipped with an array of microphones, the II900 Sonic Industrial Imager overlays a sound map on a visual image for quick and accurate leak location identification. The handheld device was jointly developed with Sorama, the Eindhoven University of Technology spin-off specializing in noise control and sound analysis solutions.

The average compressed air system loses 30 percent of its air through leaks. These leaks hit both production uptime and the operations bottom line. Locating them has always been a time-consuming and tedious process. The collaboration between Fluke and Sorama is an exclusive partnership to develop a new way to simplify and speed up the detection, based on the acoustics of the leaks: the sound that they produce is visualized in 3D using the TUE spin-off’s patented method.

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