A company specializing in sound cameras in Daedeok Special District has launched a portable ultrasound camera that detects the risk of gas leakage or electrical discharge. It will be able to greatly improve the existing working method of checking gas leaks by using soap bubbles.
SM Instruments (CEO Kim Young-ki) made an announcement on Tuesday that it has developed the world's smallest and fastest ultrasonic camera "BATCAM 2.0" by applying sound technology.
BATCAM 2.0, which was developed this time, drastically reduced its size (237mm) by using a digital Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensor and can be carried at 1.2kg. It has been developed as the world's smallest and fastest-analyzed ultra-small camera.
Just as thermal imaging cameras shoot thermal images, ultrasound cameras are the latest industrial cameras that measure ultrasound that is not audible to humans and take pictures of gas leaks and electric arcs in real time.
BATCAM 2.0 uses 112 high-sensitivity microphones to measure ultrasonic waves, and the measured signals are converted into ultrasound images in real time through an analysis technology independently developed by SM Instruments.
In particular, ultrasonic signals generated by electric arcs can also be filmed in real time using ultrasonic cameras, making it easy to determine minute defective insulators through filming. Measurements can also be made from a long distance to check for short circuits such as insulators and transformers that are high off the ground.
Conventional chemical sensors need to accumulate a certain concentration of gas in the air for detection. Optical sensors also have limitations in detecting gases such as ammonia and hydrogen that do not contain carbon. However, ultrasound cameras are different. Since BATCAM 2.0 is measured using sound signals, gas leakage can be detected immediately regardless of the concentration or type of gas.
SM Instruments said it has already completed verification of BATCAM 2.0 performance at domestic power generators, chemical plants and semiconductor plants, and has been recognized for its excellent performance after comparative tests with products from competitors.
"We will be able to prevent gas leaks that can be harmful to humans or caused by disasters in advance, and provide a breakthrough in the inspection of fine electric arcs that can lead to forest fires," said CEO Kim Young-ki. "First of all, we will target the Chinese market through an international exhibition of electric power facilities in Shanghai, China, in November."
SM Instruments Overview
SM Instruments is a company that specializes in sound cameras that shoot sound. It has been leading the market for sound cameras and ultrasonic cameras through steady technological development since its foundation in 2006. In 2014, it entered the global market by launching a portable sound camera in the audiovisual zone with its own technology. Sound cameras, which also won the German RedDot Design Award for their superior design, are successfully sold to carmakers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Maserati and Toyota, including Hyundai Motor in Korea.
Source: https://www.newswire.co.kr/newsRead.php?no=897524 / Newswire