Olympus, a world leader in nondestructive testing technologies, is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Dual Linear Array probe designed to improve the inspection of internally corroded parts such as pipes, tanks, and plates.
The new Dual Linear Array probe provides the inspector with several advantages over conventional ultrasonic dual element transducers that are typically used with flaw detectors. This phased array solution improves productivity through features such as larger beam coverage, faster scan speed, and C-scan imaging with increased data-point density. The pitch-catch technique used by this new probe offers better near-surface resolution and pit detection in corrosion survey applications than standard phased array pulse-echo, improving probability of detection of critical wall thinning. Its compact, lightweight aluminum housing provides easy handling and operation while carbide wear plates protect the wedges for increased durability.
The Dual Linear Array probe can be used with the OmniScan® phased array flaw detectors for intuitive setup and operation. Installing an optional encoder on the probe provides the inspector with the added ability to generate C-scans on the instrument. An innovative probe stabilization system enables smooth data acquisition on piping surfaces as small as 4 in. (100 mm) in diameter.
The Dual Linear Array probe adds a new low-cost entry-level inspection capability to the existing Olympus HydroFORM® and RexoFORM corrosion solutions. This new probe is yet another product in Olympus’s complete offerings for corrosion inspection solutions utilizing ultrasound, phased array, eddy current, and remote visual inspection.
More information can be found at NDT Kazakhstan in Еxhibition center "Korme" from the 7th to 9th of April 2015, in the city of Astana