Pump Cavitation Sensor – UltraTrak 850S CD
Smart Analog Sensor designed and optimized to detect cavitation on pumps earlier by measuring the ultrasound produced as cavitation starts to develop the early onset of “bubbles” in the pump
- Continuously monitor the impact caused by cavitation
- Provides a simple, single value to trend and alert to determine when cavitation is happening
- Works with any 0-20ma measurement systems like PLC’s, DCS and SCADA
- No drilling required, epoxy mounts provide easy installation
Why Use Ultrasound for Cavitation Detection?
Cavitation is a physical phenomenon in which pressure differentials within a flowing liquid can quickly cause the formation of vapor-filled cavities, or “bubbles.” The energy released when the bubbles collapse has the potential to create significant damage to the equipment, which could result in a system failure.
Once cavitation has started, it can often be detected through the human sense of hearing. Once our ears can detect cavitation, the damage to the pump has already started.
The 850S Cavitation sensors can detect cavitation on pumps earlier by measuring the ultrasound produced as cavitation starts to develop the early onset of “bubbles” in the pump.
What Are the Advantages of Using the UltraTrak 850S CD?
Ultrasound is the most versatile and easiest technology to implement for predictive maintenance. When it comes to applications, it is an easy technology to understand. As we are being driven toward “putting sensors on everything,” it is important that we are not only pulling frequent, up-to-date data from these sensors but that we can also understand what this data means. If we can understand what the data means, then we know what our next steps should be to prevent a potential failure.
Some of the primary benefits of the UltraTrak 850S CD are:
Installation with Ease – The sensor comes with a simple, three (3) wire installation and a removable cable attachment for seamless placement
Leverage your Existing System – Easily connects to your existing PLC, SCADA, DCS, or other plant technology and can be achieved with little technical intervention
No Adjustments – The sensor comes with a patented auto-sensitivity adjustment feature, removing manual adjustment tasks associated with other sensors
Time to Value – Using a trend table time series value, understanding the condition of your assets, and setting alerts is a quick and easy way to start gaining immediate value
Unrivaled Measurement Range – With a full measurement range of 0-100dB, the sensor is built to support all types of centrifugal pumps
Identify Cavitation Before it Causes Damage – With increased sensitivity to detect the smallest bubble created by cavitation, you can take corrective measures before cavitation causes additional damage
Avoid Costly Repairs – The UltraTrak 850S CD can provide the earliest onset of cavitation, allowing you to be proactive and prevent major, irreversible damage to your equipment
Why Invest in theUltraTrak 850S CD?
The UltraTrak 850S CD sensor gives maintenance and reliability teams an easy way to incorporate the power of ultrasound into their existing monitoring technology. The sensors can be installed and connected within 10 minutes and begin trending real-time data – immediately giving teams a reliable and ultra-fast way to continuously monitor the impact of cavitation.
Specifications overview Pump Cavitation Sensor – UltraTrak 850S CD
+3dB @ -30 °C, -4 dB @ +80 °C, Typical