Eddy Current Tubes

Surface array challenges are something that companies face every day. When it comes to surface applications, the performance of any given inspection technique depends greatly on the specific conditions — mostly the types of materials and defects, but also surface conditions, cleanliness, etc.

In addition to our conventional ability to carry out Eddy Current through coated welds to determine surface breaking defects, we also offer advanced Eddy Current Techniques including Surface Array and Tube Inspection.

Pulsed Eddy Current

SONOMATIC RAIS offers Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) using Eddyfi® Lyft™ inspection technology. The system allows measurements to be taken through any non-conductive materials such as insulation, protective coatings, concrete, and marine growth, without requiring any direct contact with the inspection surface. State-of-the-art instrument; real-time C-scan imaging; fast data acquisition (up to 15 readings per second) with grid and dynamic scanning modes; and great flexibility thanks to extension cables, probe shoes, and an extension pole. Using the Lyft probes, Sonomatic can scan through thick metal and insulation.

Eddy Current

In addition to carrying out conventional eddy current on coat or uncoated components, we also offer a wide range of Eddy Current Array technologies utilising Eddyfi Ectane 2, the most popular and advanced multi-technology test instrument on the market.

These applications include:

  • Detecting and sizing crack in carbon steel welds.
  • Assessing carrion on ferromagnetic pipes, tank walls Etc.
  • Detecting and sizing cracks in stainless steel welds
  • Assessing corrosion on aluminium and stainless-steel components
  • Detecting and assessing stress corrosion cracking in base metal

Tube Inspection

SONOMATIC provides comprehensive tube inspection techniques, utilising the Eddyfi Ectane 2, across a range of assets including Heat Exchangers, Air Coolers, Feed water heaters and condensers.

Our team will support and advise on determining the best method for each inspection, tube inspection techniques include:

  • Standard Eddy Current
  • Remote Field Testing Partial Saturated Eddy Current (Mag Bias)
  • Internal Rotary Inspection System (IRIS)
  • Near Field Testing
  • Near Field Array
  • Eddy Current Array