Olympus FlexoFORM Scanner
The innovative FlexoFORM™ scanner makes challenging pipe elbow corrosion inspection easier. With flexible phased array technology, one probe is all you need to cover the full range of elbow diameters.
Pipe elbows are susceptible to damage, such as from flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC). However, inspecting them poses unique challenges. Because their surface shape changes from convex on the extrados (outside curve) to concave on the intrados (inside curve), and because many diameter standards exist, ultrasonic testing to evaluate damage in the elbow was limited to doing spot check thickness measurements using probes with small footprints.
The FlexoFORM™ solution solves the challenges of pipe elbow inspection and enables 100% coverage with intuitive C-scan imaging. The solution integrates flexible ultrasonic phased array probe technology and a water column in a scanner that is easy to use and offers high productivity
|Inspection Surface Curvature||From 113 mm (4.5 in.) minimum diameter up to a flat surface|
|Probe Cable Length||5 m|
|Center Frequency||7.5 MHz|
|Magnetic Field Strength Of Wheels||0.99 miligauss at a distance of 2.1 m (7 ft) from the wheels (below the 2 milligauss limit at which restrictions would be imposed on air shipment)|
|Altitude||Up to 2000 m|
|Operating Temperature||0 °C to 45 °C|
|Maximum Inspection Surface Temperature||100 °C (with water flow turned on)|
|Storage Temperature||-20 °C to 60°C|
|Relative Humidity||N/A (water resistant, see IP rating below)|
|Dimensions||US: 10.24 x 4 x 4 in. Metric: 26 x 10 x 10 cm|