Sonic 3000 is a hand held, battery powered ultrasonic sound detector.
It translates inaudible, ultrasonic frequencies, into a variety of
recognizable sounds and meter readings. The Sonic is capable of
locating liquid and gas leaks as well as diagnosing a number of
maintenance problems. The Sonic 3000 exceeds the requirements of the
ASTM Standard Method of testing using ultrasonics.
Detect Leaks in Unpressurized Containers & Chambers
complaints, lost resources and the expense of reworking
by using the Sonic 3000 transmitter to find potential
leaks and sources of energy waste in containers that are
too large to make pressurizing practical such as
automobile and aircraft interiors, heat exchangers, ship
compartments, window and refrigerators. The
transmitter, when placed inside the test container,
generates ultrasonic sound waves which escape through
leaks in much the same way gas or fluid would. The sound
waves are picked up by the
Sonic 3000 air probe located outside the test
chamber. See also
How to Locate Leaks Using the Air Probe
in Pressurized or Vacuum Systems
A plant that conducts an annual
inspection of several thousand kilometers of air
instrumentation networks reports that one person
completes the tests during a 10 day shutdown. Before use
of ultrasonic leak testing, it took 14 people to perform
||The Sonic 3000's ability
to quickly and accurately pinpoint leaks can generate a
fast payback. Complicated vacuum and compressed gas
systems can be frustrating and time consuming to test.
As a result, leaks are often overlooked or ignored. The
Sonic 3000 Air Probe can accurately and quickly pinpoint
leaks in such components as vacuum lines, vacuum
chambers, steam lines, pressurized gas containers and
lines, compressed air lines, air conditioning and high
pressure ducts, tires and aircraft escape slides.
fine extension allows the airprobe to pinpoint
difficult to find vacuum leaks and to distinguish
between multiple leaks in complex systems.
Detect Electrical Leakage, Corona, Arcing and Insulation
||The Sonic 3000 with the
Air Probe can easily and safely pick up airborne
ultrasonic vibrations from electrical discharges. The
focusing extension can pinpoint this energy at
considerable distances from the source.
The Sonic 3000 is ideal for such problems as: bad
generator brushes, transformer shorts, electric cable
shorts, R.F. interference.
Contact Probe is also effective in picking up
internal arcing and, because it ignores airborne corona,
it can be used to solve quality control problems in such
items as high voltage transformers and capacitors,
How To Detect Electrical Leakage
Detect Machine and Mechanical Engine Problems
3000 Detector is now often the only method used to check
hydraulic systems. It has eliminated the previous
step-by-step replacement of valves which took as long as
4 to 8 hours per faulty system. The ultrasonic test now
requires 15 to 20 minutes.
||The Sonic 3000 detects
costly unplanned downtime by detecting such mechanical
problems as bearing deterioration, forklift engine
problems, hydraulic failure, gear breakdown, lubrication
failure, deteriorating valve seats and blunted tools.
The acoustic vibrations which the Sonic is designed to
receive, indicate the beginning of failure problems long
before they are detectable by most vibration methods and
long before they are audible.
The Sonic 3000 will save the cost of purchasing
expensive analyzers as well as the extensive training
and setup time required to use them. The Sonic 3000 can
help you make your plant run more economically,
efficiently and safely.
Detect Steam Trap Malfunctions and Fluid Flow Inside
||The Sonic 3000 makes it
quick and easy to detect: steam trap problems, fluid
flow in piping systems, valve seal leaks, buried
pipeline leaks, leaks under insulation or under cement,
and ball valve problems. By using the contact probe the
Sonic is able to hear fluid flow or malfunctions inside
Each of these cause vibrations which are transmitted
through the structure. By coupling the wave guide to a
rigid portion of the structure, the Sonic 3000
eliminates expensive rechecking and time-consuming
testing. The stable meter needle makes it easy to
compare reading and tell the degree of the problem. See
Steam Traps & Valves
Copyright ©2013 American Gas & Chemical Co. Ltd., 220 Pegasus Avenue, Northvale, N.J. 07647-1904, U.S.A. 1-800-288-3647 or 1-201-767-7300 * fax: 201-767-1741