Acoustic cameras use a cluster of microphones to find air leaks, partial discharge, and other sources of sound. The cameras achieve this through a large group of microphones called a microphone array. Imaging cameras can then act as a pressurized leak detector through the sound in an environment. Even in loud work areas, acoustic cameras cut through the noise to pinpoint a specific sound like compressed air leaks.
While there are large acoustic cameras that use over 1,000 microphones, many are now portable. These imaging cameras are built for use in any environment. The handheld devices instantly show a digital camera picture with the ultrasonic information that’s found through dozens of microphones. More than just leak detectors, acoustic cameras also save money by instantly finding discharge in high-voltage systems.
ATEC offers acoustic camera rentals for easy use in any work environment to deliver key ultrasonic data.