Imperium Inc. has announced the availability of its latest ultrasound camera and rugged controller system, the AcoustoCam i700. The AcoustoCam i700 improves inspections on straight beam applications such as composites and pipeline corrosion mapping, as well as angled beam inspections for weld and TOFD.
The AcoustoCam i700 provides higher resolution C-scan images than automated ultrasonic testing (AUT) or phased array systems. It creates images in flat or curved materials up to 6 in. thick. It is fully compliant with most industry UT codes. The camera produces sub-millimeter images of an entire field rather than a single pinpoint. Large area maps are created in real time and reviewed off-line via analysis reporting tools.
"It is all about better pictures and reducing asset downtime," said Bob Lasser, President and CEO of Imperium. "The quality and repeatability of the AcoustoCam i700 images allows customers to get a true understanding of any potential issues before they become disasters or public relations nightmares."
"The AcoustoCam i700 allows for inspections to continue without shutting down pipelines or pressure vessels – a huge win for oil and gas companies that are otherwise forced to defer production and associated revenue to verify historically unreliable pinpoint or AUT readings," noted Danny Keck, an NDT industry consultant. "Pictures tell the real story and allow companies to make more informed decisions to address corrosion or other potential flaws."
Inspectors are certified for usage of the i700 in three days.
The AcoustoCam i700 features Imperium's new, ruggedised controller that is IP-66 rated, has a 12 in. LED display, two swappable batteries, and a built-in handle, bumpers and kickstand. In addition, the unit features integrated tools that support real-time video collaboration.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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