CBM – Ultrasound

Ultrasound can be used for high-speed and slow-speed mechanical applications and for high-pressure fluid situations. Digital ultrasonic meters measure high frequency signals from bearings and display the result as a dBuV (decibels per microvolt) value. This value is trended over time and used to predict increases in friction, rubbing, impacting, and other bearing defects. The dBuV value is also used to predict proper intervals for re-lubrication. Ultrasound monitoring, if done properly, is a great companion technology for vibration analysis. Ultrasound is used in the Shock Pulse Method of condition monitoring, crack detection (NDT) and for ultrasonic Leak detection.