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S.R.G.PRABHU
Consultant, AUT specialist
FREELANCE, India, Joined Aug 2008, 64

S.R.G.PRABHU

Consultant, AUT specialist
FREELANCE,
India,
Joined Aug 2008
64
01:09 Nov-02-2007
Explosion proof UT thickness gauges

Can anyone advise regarding the EX, Eex, Exd, Atex - (certified in any one of these) certified EXPLOSION PROOF Thickness gauges for use in offshore production platforms...Better if they have option to detect thickness thro coating
Best regards
Prabhu


 
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Joe Buckley
Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999, 526

Joe Buckley

Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
526
02:18 Nov-02-2007
Re: Explosion proof UT thickness gauges
We generally direct people towards Cygnus

http://www.cygnusinstruments.com/

Their "specialist" gauges seem to be well regarded, they have both underwater and explosion proof gauges. They measure through paint/coatings,

Obviously contact us at Sonatest for all your topside non-explosive thickness gauge requirements...

Joe

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: Can anyone advise regarding the EX, Eex, Exd, Atex - (certified in any one of these) certified EXPLOSION PROOF Thickness gauges for use in offshore production platforms...Better if they have option to detect thickness thro coating
: Best regards
: Prabhu
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Tom Nelligan
Engineering,
retired, USA, Joined Nov 1998, 390

Tom Nelligan

Engineering,
retired,
USA,
Joined Nov 1998
390
07:16 Nov-02-2007
Re: Explosion proof UT thickness gauges
The potential issue with any common ultrasonic thickness gage used in a combustable atmosphere is spark generation if the transducer cable breaks, or if you change transducers with the power on. Instruments can certainly comply as "explosion proof" under various codes, with the instrument itself not being a potential source of ignition. However I would suggest that you carefully check the details of the manufacturer's certification with respect to your operating environment and be aware of the spark potential should you accidentally break the transducer cable with the power on.




 
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CoraTex
CoraTex
09:00 May-23-2018
Re: Explosion proof UT thickness gauges
In Reply to S.R.G.PRABHU at 01:09 Nov-02-2007 (Opening).

Digital Thickness Tester, to determine the thickness of various woven and knitted fabrics under a certain pressure. Digital Thickness Tester complies with ISO5084, ISO9073, ISO9863, etc. You can get more information at: www.testextextile.com/product/digital-thickness-gauge-tf121/

 
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