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TWI Delivers Condition Monitoring System and Training Course

Mon, 02 December, 2019

TWI delivered a condition monitoring system, as well as a training course, based on acoustic emission (AE) as the outcome of a project completed in partnership with the Institute of Noise and Vibration of the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

Ángela Angulo, Team Manager and Rodrigo Rueda, Project Leader,from TWI’s condition and structural health monitoring section, travelled to Kuala Lumpur to deliver the training to senior lecturers and PhD students at UTM.

The two day training course covered the fundamentals of AE and included hands-on sessions for sensor installation, data acquisition parameters, monitoring set-up and calibration. An interactive workshop was delivered in terms of localising AE sources on a metallic plate and extracting the signal features.

The project entailed designing hardware and implementing automated monitoring software. The hardware consists of a standalone fully functional 36-channel AE system. Additionally, TWI developed an AE data acquisition board with synchronized channels that enables the feature of localising defects. Consequently, the software incorporates algorithms for triangulating the sources of emission and the graphic user interface provides robustness and flexibility for monitoring a wide range of applications.

The successful training programme received positive feedback from the candidates, as the system will represent a valuable tool for research and development.

If you are interested in our acoustic emission activities, services or training, please contact Ángela Angulo at

The team delivering acoustic emission training at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
The team delivering acoustic emission training at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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