Ultrasound I

This 5-day training module is a comprehensive classroom course in which the theory, principles and practices of Airborne and Structure Borne Ultrasound Technology are taught. 

Instructors for this course have been selected for their outstanding comprehension, experience and technical expertise in the field of Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound. The course was designed by a committee of experts, some of whom were responsible for pioneering and developing the technology. 

Course Breakdown:

Who should attend this course?

  • Technicians seeking to advance their knowledge in Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Inspection, Supervisors, Energy Auditors, Service Company personnel who perform PDM, energy audits or leak detection for their clients. 
  • Service personnel who desire to demonstrate technical and inspection proficiency to their clients. 
  • Technicians wishing to advance to Ultrasound Level II


Theory and Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Quality in Airborne Ultrasound Inspections
  • Quality Practice UTSI-Q-1
  • Effectiveness of Airborne Ultrasound
  • Certification of Airborne Ultrasound Personnel
  • Applications
  • Sound Theory
  • Equipment
  • Technologies

Leak Inspection

  • Introduction to Leak Inspection
  • What Affects the Detectability of a Leak
  • Safety
  • Why Do We Check for Leaks
  • Types of Leaks
  • Logistic of Leak Inspection
  • Pressure/Vacuum Tests
  • Tone Test
  • Is Your Airborne Ultrasound Equipment Working?
  • Understanding the Subject Test Equipment
    • Compressed Air Leak Detection
    • Vacuum Leak Method (Structure Borne)
    • Heat Exchangers
    • Condensers
    • Underground Leaks
  • Leak Inspection Reports
  • Case Studies

Electrical Inspection

  • Electrical Ultrasound Emission
  • Physics of Electricity
  • Ionization
  • Safety
  • Corona
  • Tracking
  • Arcing
  • Performing Electrical Inspections
    • Analysing Sounds
    • Open Access Equipment
    • Enclosed Systems
    • Radio and Television Interference
    • High Voltage Cables
    • Substations
    • Transformers
    • Insulators
    • Bus Bars
    • Motor Control Centres
    • Switchgear
    • Junction Boxes and Circuit Breakers
    • Bushings
    • Relays
  • Things to Consider
  • Case Studies
  • Substation Ultrasound Maintenance Practice Procedure

Structure Borne Inspections

  • Structure Borne Inspection
  • Mode Conversion
  • Valves
  • Case Study
  • Inspecting Compressors
  • Walk Around Method
  • Hydraulic Applications

Mechanical Inspection

  • Ultrasound Inspection of Steam Systems
  • What is Steam
  • Water Hammer
  • Testing Steam Traps
  • Ultrasonic Testing and Infrared
  • Structure Generated Ultrasounds
  • Mechanical Inspection Safety Tips
  • Quality Assurance
  • Contact Module Sensitivity Validation
  • Structure Borne Inspection Techniques
  • Inspecting Bearings
  • Lubrication
  • Vibration Analyser Connection
  • Spectral Analysis
  • Case Studies​