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[post_date] => 2019-07-24 11:41:00
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[post_content] => The non-destructive testing (NDT) market was changed by the introduction of Eddyfi’s Gekko and the latest generation provides even more benefits to the user, the company says. After listening to the functionality requests from inspectors and users, the team behind the Gekko developed upon the strengths of its forebear to create a device able to provide the most in-depth defect tests.
The latest Gekko unit can be used in processes such as weld inspection, defect characterisation, corrosion inspection, high-temperature hydrogen attack early detection and more. From spot welds to corrosion mapping and rail axle testing to boiler tubes, the range of application that the Gekko can excel at is extensive.
FASTER, BRIGHTER, BETTER
The main change that the original Gekko brought to the market was providing embedded real-time total focusing method (TFM) in addition to beam-forming phased array and conventional ultrasonic testing (UT) technology through a modern intuitive software interface. Following on from this, the latest incarnation of the Gekko is equipped with the most up-to-date hardware to provide higher firepower and channel sensitivity.
The usability of the Gekko has also been improved for this latest incarnation, not least by installing the longest-lasting battery in its class – up to six hours in normal use. Thanks to detailed reports from users, the device touchscreen has been altered to become more sensitive and brighter, and it is even responsive if the user is wearing gloves and in rough conditions frequently found in industrial locations.
“When it comes to complex geometry integrity assessment and early detection, inspectors want a flaw detector that’s easy to interpret in a rugged and portable system designed for field use,” says Guillaume Neau, director of products and applications at M2M, one of the Eddyfi Technologies brands. “After receiving valuable feedback from our clients, we innovated the M2M Gekko to deliver superior performance with enhanced data and reporting so that operators can get the job done better and faster. The high resolution TFM is now offered with up to 128 elements and three encoded axes for the most comprehensive defect characterisation like slag, LOF cracks, porosity, HIC, SOHIC, SCC, HTHA, corrosion and more – taking guesswork out of the process. The M2M Gekko is the expert code compliant solution for the inspection of girth welds (CS, DMW, CRA etc), nozzles, long-seam welds (ERW) and other types of welds.”
Upgrading its data management capabilities, the latest Gekko is equipped with a 256 GB SSD and a new USB 3.0 connector allowing high-speed file transfers and wireless compatibility for data or screen sharing. The phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) is available in 32:128PR, 64:64PR or 64:128PR configurations with Eddyfi claiming that this Gekko is now the most versatile advanced PAUT field unit on the market. Furthermore, the new IP68 LEMO encoder connector enables the Gekko to be fully robust and compatible with most standard scanners. Additionally, the 3.0 Capture software includes scan plan features, high resolution TFM inspection, an improved adaptive inspection feature and plenty of Capture release abilities.
The new Gekko combines the advantages of a multiplexed portable equipment able to cover important areas and to drive multiple phased array probes for advanced inspection and fulfil all standard weld procedures while maintaining its TFM and expertise capabilities.
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Inspection: Precision insights
Technical developments and user feedback have fuelled the development of Eddyfi's non-destructive testing inspection equipment