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Olympus launches new motorised steerable scanner

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World Pipelines,

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.

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