Partial Discharge detection

Partial discharge poses a grave threat, causing insulation failure and potential explosions*. This endangers employees and damages infrastructure, leading to costly outages. Early detection of partial discharge using acoustic cameras benefits your pre-emptive maintenance plan, enhancing safety, efficiency for repair teams and cost reductions.

*ATEX certification pending

Partial discharge detection in Ex-zones

Sorama's acoustic cameras for the energie & utilities market enable early detection of any partial discharge activity by capturing ultrasonic signals emitted during the discharge process.

The acoustic camera provides real-time visualization of partial discharge events, allowing maintenance personnel to precisely locate the source of the discharge within equipment or electrical assets. This enables targeted maintenance interventions, reducing downtime and optimizing repair efforts.

By identifying and mitigating partial discharge events promptly, the use of acoustic cameras enhances overall safety within the workplace by reducing the likelihood of equipment failures and associated safety hazards.

Download our factsheet (pdf) for Energy & Utilities for more information.

Operating in Ex-zones brings safety challenges for maintenance and operations crews. Sorama’s L642Ex fixed partial discharge solution allowes you to remotely monitor your most distant locations for any partial discharge activity.

 

Integrating the Partial discharge monitoring solution to your maintenance management system will inform you about detections as soon as they occur. Allowing you to plan maintenance accordingly.

Partial discharge monitoring for energy & utilities
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Benefits of Partial Discharge Detection

  • Early Detection: Acoustic cameras can detect partial discharge activity at its earliest stages by capturing ultrasonic signals emitted during the discharge process. This allows maintenance teams to intervene promptly before the situation escalates
  • Location Identification: The acoustic camera provides real-time visualization of partial discharge events, allowing maintenance personnel to precisely locate the source of the discharge within equipment or electrical assets. This enables targeted maintenance interventions, reducing downtime and optimizing repair efforts.
  • Quantitative Assessment: Acoustic cameras can quantify the intensity and severity of partial discharge events, providing valuable data for risk assessment and prioritization of maintenance activities. This helps in making informed decisions regarding asset management and maintenance scheduling.
  • Safety: By identifying and mitigating partial discharge events promptly, the use of acoustic cameras enhances overall safety within the workplace by reducing the likelihood of equipment failures and associated safety hazards.

Our products used for Partial Discharge Detection

Sorama CAM iV64Ex

The Sorama CAM iV64Ex handheld acoustic camera is explosion-proof and can detect, localize and visualize partial discharge, gas, air and steam leaks enabling advanced predictive maintenance.

Ideal for verification and detailed acoustic inspection for better safety and lower emission.

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Sorama L642Ex

The Sorama L642Ex system consists of the Listener software platform and the L642 Acoustic Monitor.

This explosion-proof device enables better leak detection, partial discharge monitoring and mechanical inspection in unmanned Ex-zones.

Do you want to learn more?

Our team is happy to discuss your situation and explain the benefits for your solution. Get in touch with us or schedule an (online) live demo.

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