AcousticEye Introduces Large Diameter Tube InspectionOctober 25, 2011
Dolphin 3G can inspect tubes with an i.d. up to 4 in., representing breakthrough capabilities for inspection of boilers, fin fans and other heat exchangers.
LEUSDEN, The Netherlands, -- AcousticEye, a pioneer in non-invasive tube inspection for the global heat exchanger market, announced the introduction of new capabilities for ultra-fast inspection of tubes up to 4 in. inner diameter in any shape or material.
Achieving speed as fast as 10 seconds per tube, AcousticEye's Dolphin G3 features patented Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry (APR) technology, enabling accurate and reliable non-invasive inspection of even the most challenging tube sizes and configurations. An advanced, yet easy-to-use tool, Dolphin G3 overcomes the limitations of many conventional inspection techniques. With its simple operation, automated analysis and report generation, there is far less dependency on operator expertise. Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Yoav Harel, CEO of AcousticEye, said: "With the breakthrough performance of our new large diameter solution, it is now possible for the first time to inspect boilers, Fin Fans and other heat exchangers with the speed and accuracy needed to significantly increase operational efficiency and cost savings."
In successful field tests at several industrial sites, Dolphin G3 was able to identify defects not found by traditional inspection methods, such as holes, blockages, erosion and pitting in a variety of hard-to-inspect tubes including u-bends, boiler units and heat exchanger types with difficult access points. In some cases, tubes that were previously impossible to inspect were possible using AcousticEye's non-invasive APR solution. The inspection results provided customers with component critical information for proper assessment of tube condition at a fraction of typical inspection cycle times and without the need for extra inventory of probes and standards.
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