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jack
USA, Joined May 2017, 1

jack

USA,
Joined May 2017
1
21:43 May-24-2017
couplant gel

so I have been getting couplant gel from tessonics at 250 a case 12-12oz, bottles. I tried to use medical ultrasound get due to it super cheap price. I am not getting as good of a reading with the medical gel. does anyone have another alternative and inexpensive way to get a good reading?

 
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John Brunk
Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time, USA, Joined Oct 1999, 161

John Brunk

Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time,
USA,
Joined Oct 1999
161
23:06 May-24-2017
Re: couplant gel
In Reply to jack at 21:43 May-24-2017 (Opening).

I like ECHOMIX. It is sold as a dry power to be mixed with water. It works very well and shipping cost is much lower than ready-to-use couplants. It comes in various size packages. Enough to make 10 gallons (1280 ounces) is $126.00. That compares quite foamily with $250.00 for 144 ounce in squeeze bottles! You are paying way too much. It is available from sales@ndtsupply.com telephone (913) 6850675. You can order smaller amounts. I think the minimum order is $50.00.

 
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Neil Burleigh
Sales
Krautkramer Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, Joined Dec 2002, 158

Neil Burleigh

Sales
Krautkramer Australia Pty Ltd,
Australia,
Joined Dec 2002
158
01:49 May-25-2017
Re: couplant gel
In Reply to jack at 21:43 May-24-2017 (Opening).

try Echo Ultrasonics they are based on the west coast of USA and you can buy online

http://www.echoultrasonics.com/

Regards

Neil Burleigh

 
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Michel Couture
NDT Inspector,
consultant, Canada, Joined Sep 2006, 869

Michel Couture

NDT Inspector,
consultant,
Canada,
Joined Sep 2006
869
14:44 May-25-2017
Re: couplant gel
In Reply to Neil Burleigh at 01:49 May-25-2017 .

Jack,

I think one of your problem is the purchase of small bottle (12oz). I think you should compare the price of different couplant in the same size container than make a choice. Their are many out there. What is important is that it meets the requirement you need not only for thickness, but also for compatibility with the material inspected. As suggested by John, the powder gel is easier to carry, but sometimes difficult to mix because you would always have to carry equipment to ensure your mix is homogenous and of proper viscosity.

 
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Miloslav Sorf
Director,
NT Nové Technologie, Czech Republic, Joined May 2014, 2

Miloslav Sorf

Director,
NT Nové Technologie,
Czech Republic,
Joined May 2014
2
15:11 May-29-2017
Re: couplant gel
In Reply to Michel Couture at 14:44 May-25-2017 .

try this www.ultrasonic-gel.comi

 
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