A diver or ROV deployable ACFM® inspection system for the detection and sizing of surface-breaking cracks.
Thursday 28th February 2019, 13:00 GMT
We are excited to announce the launch of our new product, the U41, today. For the last 30 years, ACFM® technology has been used globally as the method of choice for the detection and sizing of subsea surface-breaking cracks. Recognized and approved by many certification bodies, including DNV, ABS and Lloyds, the technique has been used successfully against traditional uncomputerized and more user dependent methods, such as MPI.
Building on the excellent reputation of the previous model, the U41 brings 14 times the data resolution, performs data acquisition 10 times faster and the ability to inspect coating twice as thick as before. These benefits promise to deliver increased revenues and a quick return on investment for our customers.
Dr. Michael Smith, Technical Director of TSC comments, “The system has been completely redesigned with new electronics, which delivers the highest resolution for ACFM data the industry has seen. New features include the ability to connect 3 probes simultaneously, which avoids frequent returns to the surface, a diver array probe which reduces the number of scans and allows for faster recognition and characterization of defects. Probe configuration files are now stored on the probe itself instead of on a remote PC, ensuring that the correct setup is used. Umbilical reel is dramatically reduced in size, weighing one third less and taking one third less space.
As today’s industry is looking to scale the use of auditable NDT methods to all their assets, faster, more reliable, easier to deploy inspections and better reporting capabilities are required. Who else but Eddyfi Technologies to redefine and modernize subsea surface crack inspection with its new TSC U41.
For an improved customer experience the TSC U41 is supported by a global network of calibration and training centres, located in Milton Keynes (UK), Québec (Canada), Houston (USA) and Dubai (UAE).
ACFM technique has been successfully deployed for the inspection of:
- Structural node welds on jackets
- Caisson inspection
- Pipeline damage
- Welded plate structures
About Eddyfi Technologies
Eddyfi Technologies provide the most advanced NDT technologies in the world, helping OEMs, asset owners and service companies enhance productivity, save lives, and protect the environment. Its mission is to push the limits of advanced NDT to new heights by featuring various NDT modalities and investing massively in product advancement. Eddyfi Technologies offers a diversified portfolio of NDT sensors, instruments, and software for the inspection of critical components and assets in key industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, and power generation. Customer-centric, entrepreneurial, and with a passion for science and technology, Eddyfi Technologies serves customers in more than 80 countries. The group employs more than 450 people, and leverages ten centers of excellence and sales offices worldwide, all staffed by NDT experts.