The new PECT instrument comprises a ruggedized tablet computer connected to a data acquisition unit. The set is splash water tight, robust and easy to operate. Data collection is fast (two measurements per second) and has a scanning mode. The data is analysed in real-time with various quality control features that assists the operator to correctly analyse the data.
There are three standard probes, each for a different lift-off range. The probes are optimized for defect sensitivity.
The instrument can either be operated from the probe and from the tablet computer.
Colour-coded wall thickness readings are displayed on the touch screen display during data recording.
A MS-Excel field report can be produced quickly by the tablet computer. In addition, PC-based software is provided for further analysis and reporting.
Fast and reliable PECT measurements require a high-energy magnetic pulse, which is delivered by a dedicated powerful battery inside the data acquisition unit. The tablet computer is powered by two separate batteries. Both type of batteries are provided with external chargers and are hot-swappable.
Typical performance data
|Material||Carbon steel and low-alloyed steel|
|Lift-off range||0 – 250 mm (0-10”)|
|Wall thickness range||3 – 50 mm (0.12”-2”)|
|Insulation covers||PECT can measure through non metal, aluminium and stainless insulation covers;
The inspection performance of PECT through galvanised weather sheeting depends on its properties
|Cables||Standard cable length is 8m (26ft).
Cable length of up to 100m (328ft) can be provided.
|Transport||The equipment is transported in two Explorer cases,
67cm x 51cm x 26cm, (26”x 20” x 10”),
each weighing 45 lbs. – 20 kg