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Acoustic Emission Consulting, Inc. specializes in the design of small portable AE instruments for field and lab use.

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AxlZ W. AekZ
R & D
King mongkut's university of technology Thonburi, Thailand, Joined Jun 2001, 16

AxlZ W. AekZ

R & D
King mongkut's university of technology Thonburi,
Thailand,
Joined Jun 2001
16
09:40 Jul-29-2003
How does the AE leak detector work? (method)

I want to know the method of leak detection using acoustic emission
Thank you
AxlZ W. AekZ


    
 
 
John O'Brien
Consultant, -
Chevron ETC , USA, Joined Jan 2000, 278

John O'Brien

Consultant, -
Chevron ETC ,
USA,
Joined Jan 2000
278
08:33 Jul-29-2003
Re: How does the AE leak detector work? (method)
As with many questions you need to specify the application. AE is a transient wave generated by a source mechanism. It is the origin of the source which affects how and when you can detect the signal along with issues such as wave propogation and attenuation. In leak detection the source is often turbulence by the passage of gas or liquid through a hole (simplistic). This generates an AE signal which then can be detected by correctly placed sensors which may be as simple as a hydrophone or a piezo resonant sensor.
The source origin mechanism may be more complex than described here and so may the sensor solution but that is basically what happens. if you need more please email me directly.



    
 
 

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