Motorized Two-Axis Scanner
The MapROVER is a new addition to Olympus scanner product line. Thanks to its two motorized axis, the MapROVER will bring more productivity to the Olympus corrosion inspection solution. The MapROVER is different than what is done on the market. In fact, the control is completely done with the use of a touch screen remote control which prevents the need for a laptop or complex motor controller programming. When combined with the HydroFORM phased array corrosion mapping solution, the MapROVER is a very powerful tool to efficiently perform C-Scan imaging of remaining wall thickness and mid wall anomalies. When used with the OmniScan SX UT for conventional dual UT inspection, the MapROVER represents a very cost effective and simple option over the more complex systems available on the market today.
The COBRA™ manual scanner, combined with the OmniScan® PA flaw detector, is used to perform circumferential weld inspections on small-diameter pipes. The COBRA holds up to two PA probes for inspections on pipes with outside diameters ranging from 0.84 in. to 4.5 in.
With its very slim design, this manual scanner inspects pipes in limited access areas where minimal clearance is required. Adjacent obstructions, such as piping, supports, and structures, can be as close as 12 mm (0.5 in.). This spring-loaded scanner is designed to clasp carbon steel and stainless steel pipes of various diameters using multiple link. This unique feature enables the scanner to be installed and operated from one side of a row of pipes.The COBRA scanner is characterized by its smooth-rolling encoded movement, which enables precise data acquisition. The scanner holds up to two phased array probes for complete inspection of the weld in one pass. For pipe-to-component inspections, the scanner can be configured quickly to perform one-sided inspections using a single probe.
This Olympus solution uses low-profile phased array probes with optimized elevation focusing, which enhances detection of small defects in thin-wall pipes. Specially designed low-profile wedges fitting each pipe diameter covered by the scanner are also available for a complete solution. The COBRA scanner ensures stable, constant, and strong pressure, thus providing good UT signals and precise encoding around the full circumference of the pipe.
The COBRA scanner on a 0.84 in. pipe with two A15 PA probes, Y-adaptor splitter, and an OmniScan MX2 16:64 displaying two PA groups.
The solution uses low-profile phased array probes with optimized elevation focusing, which improves the detection of small defects in thin-wall pipes.
The COBRA scanner can also be configured for pipe-to-component weld inspections.