Mobile Navigation

Chemical Engineering

View Comments

Smart inspection system for maintenance in hazardous areas

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

Together with its strategy partner Senseven, this company has introduced the Valve Sense mobile inspection system (photo). Industrial users can now use the software and AI-based system in conjunction with this company’s IS540.1 smartphone to monitor critical valves in international explosive hazardous areas. This solution uses advanced sensor technology based on the proven acoustic emission method, which can be easily applied by maintenance personnel via software guidance — without special training or expert knowledge. Companies can use the mobile inspection set consisting of a smartphone, measuring electronics, waveguide, sensors and a software package to regularly check their plants themselves during ongoing production, thus saving time and money. Intact valves ensure smooth operation, guarantee product quality and also provide safety for employees. Valve Sense helps to detect valve leakage of water, gas, steam or air at an early stage and to react promptly. — Mobile GmbH, Lauda-Koenigshofen, Germany