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By bringing a semiautomated phased array solution into the corrosion inspection market, Olympus has not only introduced a new technology, but also a new world of possibilities. Say goodbye to unsafe and unreliable motorized rastering of small UT probes; phased array probes cover a larger surface, and can be manually traveled at a safe speed. This solution enables inspectors to be more productive and collect higher resolution data.

The HydroFORM™ is designed to offer the best inspection solution for the detection of wall-thickness reductions due to corrosion, abrasion, and erosion. Our solution also detects mid-wall damage such as hydrogen-induced blistering or manufacturing-induced laminations, and easily differentiate these anomalies from loss of wall thickness.

The unique quick adjustment device offered by both scanners allows the wedge/probe assembly to be positioned to any curvature greater than 4 in. OD (101 mm).

Key Features

  • Coupling is optimized.
  • Wedge reflection is eliminated.
  • Provides excellent near-surface resolution.
  • Easy gate synchronization with the front wall for OD and ID corrosion monitoring.

Technical Specifications

Phased array probe I4
Maximum one-line scan coverage (width) 60 mm
Delay line medium Water
Delay line height 14 mm or 24 mm
Position of interface echo at 0º (in steel) 125 mm (with 24 mm delay line)
Typical near-surface resolution (1/8 in. FBH) 1.5 mm
Depth resolution 0.1 mm
OD inspection range 4 in. and greater
ID inspection range 10 in. and greater
Contact device with surface Wheels
Footprint 110 mm x 130 mm
Scan direction Circumferential
Scan speed at 1 mm x 1 mm resolution 100 mm/s
Scanner compatibility CHAIN Scanner

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