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Tyre Manufacuring Process

Nitrogen, steam, and compressed air are widely used in the Tyre manufacturing process. In the curing phase, steam is used to implement 8 bar pressure to liquify rubber compounds—and nitrogen is used for applying 24 bar pressure to shape the tire. If predefined pressure cannot be applied, the tire cannot pass the quality checks and need to be separated as waste. Beside the production losses, recycling the waste Tyre is also another source of additional cost.

Nitrogen, steam, and compressed air are widely used in the Tyre manufacturing process. In the curing phase, steam is used to implement 8 bar pressure to liquify rubber compounds—and nitrogen is used for applying 24 bar pressure to shape the tire. If predefined pressure cannot be applied, the tire cannot pass the quality checks and need to be separated as waste. Beside the production losses, recycling the waste Tyre is also another source of additional cost.
Detect and visualize leaks in a Tyre manufacturing process via Fluke ii900

Problem

  • The process of locating leaks needs plant shutdown.
  • The process needs employees to touch the pipes which can be unsafe behavior and consumes a lot of time.
  • Undetected leaks lead to a lot of wastage of gases and money and process equipment deformation.

Solution

  • The Fluke ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager enables maintenance teams to detect leaks, improve process control and increase energy efficiency.
  • It reduces costs by detecting N2, steam, and compressed air leaks.
  • The ii900 helps to detect leaks easily and visually in noisy environments also.
  • Leak quantification feature simplifies the estimation of losses and helps prioritize repair actions based on ROI.

Advantage

  • Visual localization of leaks
  • Quick detection from the distance
  • Save time
  • Reliable operation in noisy environment
  • Improved process control, less wastage
  • Increased efficiency
  • Leak quantification
  • Easy documentation
  • Ease-of-use

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