Olympus launches new motorised steerable scanner
Published by Nicholas Woodroof,
Olympus has announced the addition of a motorised steerable scanner to its line of solutions for ultrasonic and phased array testing.
The field-tested, remote-controlled SteerROVER™ scanner is the most advanced and versatile motorised scanner offered by Olympus. Like its forerunner the MapROVER™ scanner, the SteerROVER scanner performs circumferential weld inspection and corrosion mapping using a raster arm. Its design creates added advantages:
- Inspect at heights without expensive scaffolding: Steer to hard-to-reach areas thanks to the scanner’s two pods with independent motors and four strong magnetic wheels.
- Easy to control: Adjust the scanner’s position in relation to the weld or the zone to be mapped using an intuitive touch-screen remote and two joysticks.
- Versatile: Packages offered with either a motorised raster arm for corrosion inspection or a four-probe holder rack for weld inspection (other options also available).
- Performs longitudinal inspection of welds on pipes as small as 12 in. OD: The drive pods and pivoting probe holder can fold to adapt to a range of pipe diameters.
While the SteerROVER scanner is operated by a touch-screen handheld remote control, the ultrasonic data is acquired and collected using a compatible instrument such as Olympus’ rugged OmniScan® MX2 flaw detector or the FOCUS PX™ phased array data acquisition unit. Complete Olympus weld inspection and corrosion mapping solutions can be built to suit specific inspection needs.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/product-news/06062018/olympus-launches-new-motorised-steerable-scanner/
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