01:09 Nov-02-2007 S.R.G.PRABHU Consultant, AUT specialist FREELANCE, India, Joined Aug 2008 63
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
02:18 Nov-02-2007 Joe Buckley Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT Level X NDT, BINDT, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999 510
Re: Explosion proof UT thickness gauges We generally direct people towards Cygnus
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...
----------- Start Original Message ----------- : 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 ------------ End Original Message ------------
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.
Re: Explosion proof UT thickness gaugesIn 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/