Fluke has released a new eBook explaining the benefits of digitised acoustic leak detection technology for facility and maintenance managers. Entitled 'Fluke leak detection tools – Guide to acoustic leak detection technology', the eBook showcases how customers can boost energy efficiency and productivity in process and manufacturing facilities using powerful handheld and online tools.
Available for download in English and German, the exclusive eBook comprises in-depth technical information and customer case studies which explain how acoustic imaging can transform plant efficiency via the fast identification of leaks in compressed gas systems, which have been the reason of wasted energy and increased costs.
The eBook describes how the technology can be a game changer for factory managers striving to fulfil an organisation's energy efficiency and productivity goals. Maintenance teams used to depend on the archaic and time-consuming methods of listening out for leaks or employing the soap and water technique to identify faults in compressed gas systems. Today, advanced leak detection tools can accomplish real-time results within minutes, eradicating the necessity for unscheduled downtime.
Mark Bakker, field application engineer at Fluke said: "Leaks are wasteful and can cause factory owners to overcompensate by using compressors that are larger than they need to be, increasing capital expenditure as well as the amount of energy used in a facility. Leaks can also lead to production delays, avoidable downtime and quality issues as well as increased maintenance of factory equipment."
"Not only can finding and fixing leaks save money, but it can remove the need to build additional capacity into existing systems. Every facility or maintenance engineer will benefit from the insights shared within our new eBook and develop a greater understanding of the most advanced leak detection tools available from Fluke."
The eBook also showcases the company's online ROI calculator that allows users to demonstrate the level of savings that could be made by quantifying leaks using the Fluke ii900 Industrial Acoustic Imager and Fluke ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager.