gas & chemical co. ltd.
The Sonic 3000 is a hand held, battery powered ultrasonic sound
detector. It translates inaudible, ultrasonic frequencies, into a variety of recognizable
sounds and meter readings. The Sonic is capable of locating liquid and gas leaks as well
as diagnosing a number of maintenance problems. The Sonic 3000 exceeds the requirements of
the ASTM Standard Method of testing using ultrasonics.
The Sonic 3000 Master Kit includes:
Rechargeable Detector Unit in protective cover
All packed in a foam-lined carrying case
The Sonic 3000 can be used to:
· Detect Leaks in Unpressurized Containers & Chambers
· Detect Leaks in Pressurized or Vacuum Systems
· Detect Electrical Leakage, Corona, Arcing and Insulation Breakdown
· Detect Machine and Mechanical Engine Problems
· Detect Steam Trap Malfunctions and Fluid Flow inside systems
||Rechargeable Detector Unit (Part
The Rechargeable Detector Unit is the heart of the unit. It has an analog meter,
speaker, recharger jack, sensitivity control, battery check and light, speaker switch,
power switch, earphone recorder jack, quick connect socket for probes, detachable handle,
and probe holder. Sensitivity and instrument calibration can be precisely controlled
by a ten turn lockable knob.
The Detector has a 90 degree analog meter which provides both a linear scale and a 40dB
(decibel) logarithmic scale. The meter needle is painted in bright orange to make it
easy to see in dark conditions. Meter indications are possible even when
the signal being received is too weak to activate the speaker. The meter sensitivity
exceeds the ASTM requirements.
The detector unit is protected by a vinyl slipcase which can be attached to a belt.
(Part Number 3000SG)
|The generator transmits a distinctive ultrasonic signal in the 45 kilohertz region.
The generator saturates an area with ultrasound which penetrates small holes, LEAKS and
cracks. The Air Probe uses the escaping sound beams to home in on leaks. The generator is
small enough to fit in small openings and powerful enough to make locating potential leaks
easy. A light emitting diode flashes when the unit is in operation. The generator is
used inside automobiles, airplanes or any hollow tank and vessel for the checking of
joints and seals.
(Part Number 3000CP)
|The Contact Probe is used to detect ultrasonic sounds which are transmitted along the
surface of a rigid structure.
|The ultrasound may originate inside the structure or it may develop as a
result of leakage through the structure. This probe ignores all airborne sound, both
sonic and ultrasonic. The long metal stylus (wave guide) has several other advantages; it
allows rapid testing, access to hot or dangerous areas and access to difficult to reach
locations such as buried pipes. The probe is often used to monitor machinery, locate
internal leaks, find electrical arcing and analyze steam trap operation.
(Part Number 3000FE)
|This attachment for the Air Probe focuses ultrasonic energy and narrows the search
pattern of the Air Probe making it easier to spot problems at a distance. It is also used
to block background interferences and to permit pinpointing of leakage where it may be
dangerous for the operator to get too close to a problem area.
(Part Number 3000FX)
|This attachment to the Air Probe absorbs interfering noise and narrows the search
pattern to a few degrees. It is useful in locating leaks among complex piping especially
when there is more than one leakage site. The fine extension makes locating small vacuum
ASTM E-1002 Standard Test Method for Leaks Using Ultrasonics
available from the American Society for Testing and Materials
or from American Gas & Chemical Co.