Digital IR Technologies

Infrared, "Motion Amplification" & Airborne Ultrasound Inspections

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Motion Amplification Technology

SEEING IS BELIEVING

RDI’s patented technology measures deflection, displacement, movement and vibration not visible to the human eye. They utilize video camera technology in conjunction with  software and processing algorithms to extract meaningful data. This technology turns every pixel in the camera’s view into a sensor capable of measuring vibration or motion with high levels of accuracy.

The results lend themselves to a visualization of the motion. We can measure and quantify any structural assets that a camera can see. Motion Amplification is a proprietary video processing algorithm that detects subtle motion then amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked eye which enhances the understanding of the components and interrelationships creating the motion.

 

Why is Visualization So Important?

Visualization is key to determining faults in machinery, infrastructure, and human performance. You can look at numbers and analysis from tools like accelerometers, strain gauges, modeling software, or even RDI's own patented optical sensing technology and still not be able to visualize what the problem is. Sometimes just being able to see what is happening can change your perspective completely and allow for a more targeted and cost effective approach to fault analysis. There are tools to magnify an image or to offer point measurements on a machine or piece of infrastructure, but no real way to see what is happening live and over the whole asset until now.  RDI offers the first non-invasive, simple, and cost effective way to visualize what is happening beyond what you can see with your eye.

Motion Amplification at Work
Two compressors share a common suction line. Flow pulsations are magnified when they are running out of sync.
Motion Amplification shows cylinder movement. Camera was not properly isolated from the building vibration
1st stage cylinder #3 with motion amplified.
Piping movement captured.