New IAS 50 field-deployable ultrasonic, integrity assessment system from GE Inspection Technologies, St. Albans, Herts. United Kingdom - is for oil, gas, and energy corrosion mapping and general flaw detection.
Especially applicable in pipeline or critical structure inspection, it features analysis software in line with newly introduced direct assessment standards from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and American Petroleum Institute.
Announced as a comprehensive, turn-key system for rugged operating environments, IAS 50 comprises a high-performance, five-channel, ultrasonic generator/control unit. It is coupled with a two-axis motion controller and a data acquisition system. The motion controller is connected to a mechanized, automatic scanning robot. The data acquisition system is provided with application-specific imaging and analysis software.
IAS 50 is available with a series of ultrasonic probes and probe holders to allow a variety of inspections on flat or curved surfaces. Its operation in five-channel mode reportedly reduces inspection times up to 80% when compared with single probe configurations.