Teledyne FLIR Expands Si124 Acoustic Imaging Capabilities with FLIR Thermal Studio Software Suite Integration
March 17, 2022
Teledyne FLIR has recently announced the addition of FLIR Thermal Studio Software Suite to the entire family of FLIR Si124 Industrial Acoustic Imaging Cameras: The Si124, the Si124-LD, and the Si124-PD. The software integration offers Si124 users additional, advanced troubleshooting and processing features for predictive maintenance on critical components including high-voltage electrical or compressed air systems, providing increased productivity and streamlined analysis.
FLIR Thermal Studio Software Suite empowers operators to quickly build professional inspection reports, including with more than 100 images within fully customizable templates, overlays, and formulas. Advanced features include batch processing and Magic Wand accelerate post-processing tasks for streamlined thermal analysis, with the added ability to enhance thermal video by analyzing, recording, segmenting, and editing footage in the software. The added value of offline reporting provides a complete detection and analysis package for the easy-to-use and high-performance family of acoustic imaging cameras.
For operators already leveraging Thermal Studio Suite on other thermal imaging devices, they can now create a single report using imagery from multiple devices, including any of the Si124 family of cameras. They also enjoy the ability to customize templates and combine sound imaging and thermal imaging assets into one. Users can preview, open, and process images, then adjust them in the report while still conducting inspections.
“The recent FLIR Si124 camera family expansion provides tailored solutions specific for compressed air leak detection or particle discharge detection to end-users ranging from utility infrastructure to plant environments, at a fraction of a cost,” said Rob Milner, global business development manager, condition monitoring, Teledyne FLIR. “Now, with the integration of FLIR Thermal Studio Software Suite, users can enjoy advanced processing features and unchallenged reporting capabilities like leak quantification, partial discharge severity assessment, and reporting options in both thermal and acoustic images to create a swift classification and quantification process.”
The flagship FLIR Si124 locates pressurized leaks in compressed air systems and detects partial discharge or corona from high-voltage electrical systems, offering the widest range of capabilities in one package. The lightweight, one-handed solution with 124 microphones can identify issues from up to 130 meters (430 feet) and 10 times faster than traditional detection methods via a precise acoustic image that visually displays ultrasonic information upon a visible image. The camera empowers inspectors to pinpoint a sound source, even in loud industrial or bright outdoor environments.
Si124-PD for Partial Discharge Detection
The FLIR Si124-PD is specifically designed for electrical and utility inspection, featuring 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 included with the camera.
Si124-LD for Compressed Air Leak Detection
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. 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 all while lowering electricity costs.
The FLIR Si124-PD, Si124-LD, and original Si124 Industrial Acoustic Imaging Camera models with FLIR Thermal Studio Software Suite are available for purchase globally from Teledyne FLIR and its authorized dealers.
For more information, visit www.flir.com.
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