Teledyne FLIR Expands Acoustic Imaging Offerings

25 October 2021

Teledyne FLIR has expanded its acoustic imaging category with two additional models of the FLIR Si124 Industrial Acoustic Imaging Camera: The Si124-LD, specific for compressed air leak detection, and the Si124-PD, for partial discharge detection within high voltage electrical systems. This expansion provides additional, tailored solutions for different end-users needs, from utility infrastructure to plant environments, at a fraction of the cost.

The FLIR Si124-PD and Si124-LD devices also include easy-to-use onboard analytics with access to an online portal through the FLIR Acoustic Camera Viewer cloud service. This software empowers users to perform both quick diagnostics tasks and conduct deeper analysis. With this data, Si124-PD users can determine the severity of partial discharge issues in high voltage equipment, improving electrical grid reliability. Likewise, the Si124-LD model helps users determine the severity of compressed air leaks, potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs.

The new Si124-PD features automatic electrical fault classification for partial discharge issues, including surface, discharge, floating discharge, and discharge into air. With the PD Severity Assessment software feature, users can also input the kind of component, the equipment voltage, and the distance from the component to get a severity assessment specific to those parameters. This feature is included within the FLIR Acoustic Camera Viewer cloud software.
Furthermore, users can safely detect problems from distances up to 130 meters (430 feet) with the flexibility to operate the device with one hand. Operators can also easily review images on-screen, even in bright, outdoor conditions.

The Si124-LD features real-time, on-device leak sizing and cost analytics, allowing users to instantly view the leak rate onscreen as it occurs, either in liters per minute (l/min) or cubic feet per minute (CFM), and to quantify leak size. This feature provides a quick assessment of how much air is being lost and estimated cost savings from fixing the issue. By incorporating the Si124-LD as part of a regular maintenance program, organizations can extend the life and efficiency of existing compressors while reducing the need to install new units and lowering electricity costs.

Courtesy of Teledyne FLIR.