CTRL Systems - Commercial Solutions For Power Generation & Transmission

By: Ctrl Systems  09-12-2011
Keywords: Leak Detection, Corona Discharge, Condition Based Monitoring

CTRL Systems is heavily involved with the implementation of ultrasound technology for leak detection and condition based monitoring in the power generation and transmission industry.

It does not matter which part of the world. CTRL has had an impact on power generation and transmission on every continent.

Proper implementation of CTRL technology saves millions of dollars per year, saves outage time, and increases the percentage of generated electricity that reaches the customer.


Power Generation - CTRL works closely with several organizations around the world to integrate ultrasound technology to a wide variety of applications.

A turnkey implementation program is developed that integrates new technologies, training, and practices in a systematic way in order to maximize return on investment. A single plant can easily save up to $1,000,000 per year through increased production, use of man-power, energy savings, and more.

Power Transmission - Using the UL101 and PowerBeam 300 for routine monitoring of power transmission lines and transformers helps to ensure that generated electricity is not wasted through arcing or corona discharge.

The functional aspects of the UL101 and PowerBeam 300 were certified by India's Certified R&D Institute for detection of corona discharge from 400 kV and 250 kV insulators. Companies and government organizations in Mexico, Venezuela, South Africa, United States, China, and many more have tested and are using CTRL products today.


Cooling Towers
- Indicate and Locate Leaks with High Accuracy
- Complement Helium Leak Detector and Other Existing Technologies

Steam Valve Testing
- Internal and Bypass Leak Detection For Critical and Non-Critical Valves
- Complement Leak Monitoring of Large, Expensive Valves
- Mechanical Operation of Valves

- Bearing Conditions (good, suspect, questionable, under/over lubricated)

- Bearing Conditions (good, suspect, questionable, under/over lubricated)
- Indication and Location of Hydrogen Leaks

- Indication and Location of Steam Leaks

Coal Conveyors
- Bearing Conditions (good, suspect, questionable, under/over lubricated)
- Indication and Location of Pneumatic Leaks

Coal Feeders
- Bearing Conditions (good, suspect, questionable, under/over lubricated)
- Indication and Location of Pneumatic Leaks

Transmission Lines and Transformers
- Indication and Location of Arcing or Corona Discharge
- Pinpoint Faults at Lightening Arrestor, Bushings, & Contaminated Insulator/Transformer
- Indicate Broken Strands, Loose Hardware, Improper Installations, & Damaged/Punctuated Insulator

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Condition Based Monitoring, Corona Discharge, Leak Detection,

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