Ultrasonic testing and leakage control of installations

We carry out the service of detecting leaks in industrial installations, both by ultrasonic method and with the use of a modern ultrasonic camera.

range of services

measurement technologies:


ultrasound in diagnostics of installation leaks

detecting and recording leaks in industry

Ultrasound is sound waves with frequencies ranging from 20 kHz to 1GHz. The upper limit of the frequency of a sound wave perceived by the human ear is also the lower limit of ultrasound. Therefore, it is assumed that ultrasound is not audible to humans.

The origin of ultrasonic waves can range from sounds found in nature to musical instruments, however, the source of ultrasonic waves can also be micro-pressurized gas piping.

industrial use

diagnostics involving ultrasound detection are used in:

gas installations

– detection of leaks in the installation of any type of gas

steam installations

– search for leaks in steam installations

compressed air and vacuum systems

searching for leaks in compressed air and vacuum systems

other industrial systems

detection of leaks in transmission lines, pipelines, valves, heat exchangers, tanks, boilers, etc.


ultrasound measurements

detection and recording of acoustic waves

Diagnostics based on ultrasound measurement involves detecting and recording acoustic waves characteristic of a physical phenomenon, such as a leak. Specialized measuring equipment, used by Ecol, precisely records high-frequency sounds and converts them into an acoustic signal, audible to humans.

In conditions of high sound intensity, such as in a production hall environment with machinery in operation, special headsets are used to provide isolation from unwanted sound waves. This effectively eliminates interference, giving high confidence in measurements.


acoustic imaging technology

visualize a compressed air leak with a camera

Acoustic imaging technology makes it possible to visualize a compressed air (or other gas) leak even in noisy industrial environments. The pressurized gas discharge generates noise due to friction and turbulence, which is captured and recorded by the low-noise MEMS microphones of the measuring device.

The acoustic image thus generated is transposed in real time to a high-resolution digital camera image. Such a convenient presentation of the measurement results makes it possible to locate the source of the leak very quickly and accurately, even from a distance of several meters.

inspection of compressed air systems

Our service for inspecting compressed air and other industrial gas systems, includes detecting leaks, determining savings potential, as well as fixing leaks.

Benefits of using the acoustic imaging method:

significant reduction in system inspection time

reduction of gas emissions to the environment

improved safety

increased production efficiency

reduction of energy consumption costs

reduced cost of compressor repairs and replacements


inspection of installation leaks – frequently asked questions

  • Using a thermal imaging camera, leaks are detected in:

    1. – compressed air installations
    2. – steam installations
    3. – gas installations of various types
    4. – piping systems, heat exchangers, tanks and boilers
    In addition, the camera can detect incomplete discharges in high-voltage electrical systems.

  • An ultrasonic camera uses built-in, ultra-sensitive microphones to create a very precise acoustic image from a selected direction.

    The acoustic image created by the camera is then superimposed on the digital camera image in real time. This allows you to see very precisely where the sounds are coming from – and thus locate the source of the leaks.

    A single camera has more than 100 highly sensitive microphones, which contributes to the precision of the measurements.

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