Ultrasonic metal thickness gauge on the Up!

The first commercially available thickness gauge specifically for use with a drone at this year’s Seawork

Tritex NDT will showcase the first commercially available thickness gauge specifically for use with a drone at this year’s Seawork.

The new ultrasonic metal thickness gauge mounts onto drones for high level inspections. The gauge weighs just 45 grams and the plastic probe weighs only 15 grams.

The gauge uses multiple echo to completely ignore coatings up to 20mm thick and the single crystal probe ensures accurate readings on curved surfaces, such as storage tanks and pipelines. Remaining metal thickness and corrosion levels can be quickly and more easily checked without the need for scaffolding or rope access.

The Multigauge 6000 Drone Thickness Gauge OEM transmits real-time measurements wirelessly up to 500 metres using its integrated RF transmitter. The readings are displayed and stored on dedicated Communicator software within templates in a grid or string format.

“Keeping weight down to a minimum without losing performance has been essential,” says Jon Sharland, Sales Manager at Tritex NDT Ltd. “I believe we are leading the field in this new application. We have already had a number of successful installations over the past three years and now we are pleased to have the first commercially available dedicated drone thickness gauge which has been developed in response to customer’s feedback and requirements.”

The Multigauge 6000 Drone Gauge is supplied as a complete kit for OEM installation onto drones. It accepts an input of 8Vdc – 35Vdc for complete versatility.

The probe has Intelligent Probe Recognition (IPR), which automatically adjusts settings in the gauge when connected, resulting in a perfectly matched probe and gauge for enhanced performance. Also, the Automatic Measurement Verification System (AMVS), used with multiple echo, ensures only true measurements are displayed, even on the most heavily corroded metals.

All gauges are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom and supplied as complete kits, ready to use, with a 3-year warranty and free annual calibration for the life of the gauge.

For more information and demonstration stand PG5

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