Realising the full benefits of airborne and structure borne ultrasound

Ian Ware, Managing Director, Ultra-Tek Pty Ltd.


Much more than just leak detection, ultrasound has numerous mechanical and electrical applications driven by the advances in instrument design. Applications traverse ALL industry sectors so the benefits of the technology can be realised by every company to deliver rapid return on investment by eliminating energy wastage, optimising lubrication regimes, positively impacting machine reliability and increased safety around electrical inspections.
1) What is ultrasound and how can it be applied in my facility
2) Ease of use of the technology to deliver a rapid ROI
3) Using ultrasound as a front line safety mechanism


Ian’s primary areas of expertise are in the key facets of asset management, reliability and maintenance Engineering. Special interests are the development of condition based maintenance strategies with a passion for Ultrasonics. With over 25 years’ experience across mining, oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, food and beverage, metals processing, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and defence industry verticals, he brings a diverse and practical approach to his clients. He secured the world leading UE Systems product line under his own company, Ultra-Tek, in 2010 as their master distributer and offers sales, service, calibration and technical support for UE Systems customers with a heavy emphasis on training. With an enthusiastic presentation style, he creates a great learning environment and now has a loyal client base of some 200 customers. Qualifications Ian has a Bachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering, is a certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, a certified Change Management facilitator and a Level II Certified Ultrasound Instructor. Ian is also active with Standards Australia on ME087 as an industry expert on the adoption and implementation of ISO 18436 (Parts 6 & 8) Ultrasound Standards. Professional Experience His professional experience spans 27 years. During this period, he has worked for IRD Mechanalysis, Entek, Shell, PALL Corporation and GPAllied before starting Ultra-Tek in early 2010. Ian is based out of the Gold Coast of Australia.