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|NDT.net Issue - 2011-03 - NEWS ||NDT.net Issue: 2011-03|
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
AcousticEye Dolphin G3 Enables Advanced Tube Inspection for Heat ExchangersAcousticEye B.V.5, Leusden, Netherlands
LEUSDEN, Netherlands--AcousticEye, the leader in non-invasive tube inspection solutions for the heat exchanger market, has unveiled the Dolphin G3 tube inspection system. The G3 is based on the same breakthrough Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry (APR) technology used in the original Dolphin, which has been successfully utilized by customers worldwide since it was first introduced last year. The Dolphin G3 is ideally suited for testing heat exchanger systems across industries such as oil and gas, chemical, and power-generation markets.
Our company has been very impressed with AcousticEyes technology since we first started using it last year, and were looking forward to upgrading to the Dolphin G3 for all of our tube inspections going forward .Our company has been very impressed with AcousticEyes technology since we first started using it last year, and were looking forward to upgrading to the Dolphin G3 for all of our tube inspections going forward, said Hans Felius, CEO of Sound Tube Testing. The Dolphin system has enabled us to offer fast, accurate and unique tube inspections to all of our customers, thus enabling 100% coverage of the tubes in a very short time none of which would have been possible with other testing methods. With the Dolphin we save our customers time and money due to increased performance and efficiency. The Dolphin has greatly increased our revenues, giving us the opportunity to perform many more inspections in a given time.
With existing technologies, heat exchanger users are typically limited to sample-testing well under 10% of deployed tubes. AcousticEyes Dolphin system is a non-invasive, non-destructive testing (NDT) technology that enables inspection of heat exchanger system tubes of every configuration, size, and material aspects that have inherently limited the effectiveness of traditional invasive methods. The accompanying software produces automated, repeatable results that are consistent, comprehensive, objective, and actionable, enabling anyone to conduct and analyze inspection data. The automated analysis of the test results removes the historical need to rely on the interpretation of experts.
Features of the Dolphin G3 Tube Inspection System:
Our customers are quickly realizing the value of our inspection technology because of the amount of time, money, and hassle it can save them, said Brenda Zeitlin, Vice President of Business Development at AcousticEye. By introducing an enhanced Dolphin system with added functionality, we expect to accelerate the products wide-spread adoption in the heat exchanger market.
According to Nadav Ofir, Senior Consultant, Frost & Sullivan, AcousticEyes technology significantly simplifies the entire heat exchanger inspection procedure, enabling 100% inspection of tubes in a significantly shorter time. In addition, AcousticEye's analysis software reduces the dependency on NDT technician availability, a limiting factor in the industry. Overall, the AcousticEye solution brings a very positive message to sectors where small diameter tubes are utilized.
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