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NDT.net Issue - 2017-11 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2017-11
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
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New PEC Solution for Galvanized Steel Cladding

Eddyfi57, Quebec, Canada

Discover the new dedicated solution to detect CUI under galvanized steel cladding.

As a leader in advanced electromagnetic non-destructive testing solutions, Eddyfi Technologies is proud to announce the launch of a patent-pending pulsed eddy current (PEC) probe specifically designed to detect corrosion under insulation (CUI) in the presence of galvanized steel cladding. Simultaneously, to support this new PEC-GS probe and new features, the Eddyfi® Lyft® software version 1.3 is being released.

Because they are ferromagnetic, galvanized steel weather jackets are a challenge for PEC inspections. Designed to overcome the adverse effects of this material, the patent-pending PEC-GS probe ensures:

  • Improved signal penetration
  • Excellent detection capabilities and sizing accuracy
  • Enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)


    Sizing maps of (A) a conventional PEC probe, (B) a PEC probe for galvanized steel cladding

    The Lyft 1.3 software was developed to support the acquisition of top-quality data. During scans, the software automatically detects poor-quality signals, displays warnings, and then supplies information about probable causes and potential solutions. The new release also implements a dynamic line filter that adjusts itself automatically during scans when noise sources in the line drift from initial setup values. Furthermore, it is now possible to label rebars and metal wire mesh during setup, enabling the software to select the best sizing algorithm for the application. Finally, this latest version includes new C-scans displaying the amount of wall loss.

    Download the latest version of the Lyft software on the Eddyfi website.

    About Eddyfi Technologies
    Eddyfi Technologies maximizes the potential of multiple advanced NDT inspection technologies. It focuses on offering high-performance NDT solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets through three complementary brands and product lines: Eddyfi, Silverwing, and TSC. Eddyfi Technologies serves customers in more than 80 countries in such major industries as nuclear, power generation, oil & gas, and aerospace. The group employs more than 250 people and leverages 10 centers of excellence and sales offices worldwide, all staffed by NDT experts.

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