Ultrasonics: Basic Principles

Ultrasonics: Basic Principles is part one of the Ultrasonics three-part training series.

The course introduces the basic principles of ultrasonic detection. It describes what sound is, how sound is used to diagnose problems, and how it is applied to machinery maintenance. Various types of maintenance programs are discussed as well as the value of using ultrasound to detect problems early. Ultrasound device components and their functions are explained as well as various recordkeeping practices.

The course covers:

  • Sound waves
  • Frequency and amplitude
  • Decibels
  • Converting ultrasound to audible signals
  • Diagnostic, preventive, and predictive maintenance
  • Historical and comparative analyses
  • Airborne ultrasound
  • Pickup device
  • Meter and selector
  • Meter, frequency, volume, and sensitivity adjustments
  • Recordkeeping.

Course menu:


  • How Sound is Created
  • Using Sound to Diagnose Problems

Predictive Maintenance

  • Detecting Problems Early
  • Predictive Maintenance Methods
  • The Benefits of Ultrasound in Predictive Maintenance

Using Ultrasound in Predictive Maintenance

  • Ultrasonic Detection Devices
  • Recordkeeping

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