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).
Easy gate synchronization with the front wall for OD and ID corrosion monitoring.
Wedge reflection is eliminated.
Coupling is optimized.
Provides excellent near-surface resolution.
|Phased array probe
|Maximum one-line scan coverage (width)
|Delay line medium
|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)
|OD inspection range
|4 in. and greater
|ID inspection range
|10 in. and greater
|Contact device with surface
|110 mm x 130 mm
|Scan speed at 1 mm x 1 mm resolution