How can manufacturers drive down rising energy bills with thermal and acoustic imaging?
As energy costs continue to spiral, we’re all increasingly thinking about how we can prevent energy loss and make sure our homes and businesses are more efficient. Meet with Jason Cargill or David Gambarte to discuss how our compact and professional IR and acoustic cameras enable your readers to understand where and how they can save energy.
Detecting previously undiscovered air leaks can plug a costly problem
For the UK and much of the EU, the cost of energy has almost doubled from this time in 2021, with prices now at 34.0p/kWh (versus just 18.9p/kWh in 2021). That’s 179% higher. In fact, gas prices have increased in 23 of the 24 EU Member States for which data are available, with the biggest jumps after the UK being seen in Estonia (+154%), Lithuania (+110%) and Bulgaria (+108%). This begs the question ‘how can energyintensive industries survive in this climate?’ With large-scale industrial processes driven largely by compressors and vacuum pumps to operate machines and transport assets, that’s a critical question. The answer is of course to look at your outgoings and real, tangible ways to cut expenditure on the factory floor. One way that is rapidly picking up traction among manufacturers across the breadth of the EU is acoustic imaging.
Meet the Si124-LD Plus
The FLIR Si124-LD Plus is an easy-to-use, stand-alone system for locating and quantifying pressurized leaks in compressed air systems. This lightweight, one-handed solution is designed to help maintenance, manufacturing, and engineering professionals identify air leaks up to 10 times faster than with traditional methods. Built with 124 microphones, the Si124-LD Plus produces a precise acoustic image that visually displays ultrasonic information, even in loud, industrial environments. The acoustic image is overlaid in real time on a digital camera picture, allowing you to accurately pinpoint the source of the sound. The Si124-LD Plus features a plugin that enables you to import acoustic images to FLIR Thermal Studio suite for offline editing, analysis, and advanced report creation. Field analysis and reporting can also be done using the FLIR Acoustic Camera Viewer cloud service. Through a regular maintenance routine, the FLIR Si124-LD Plus can help facilities save money on utility bills and delay the expense of installing new compressors.
Available in additional models which include: the Si124-PD for electric utility applications, or the Si124 for both electric utility and leak-detection applications. View the models in the related products section below.
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