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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)
Zetec® Introduces Ultra-Intelligent 64-Channel Phased Array Ultrasound InstrumentZetec88, Snoqualmie, WA, USA
TOPAZ®64 combines phased array ultrasound with advanced full matrix capture (FMC) and total focusing method (TFM) capabilities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2017)—Zetec Inc., a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions, today introduced TOPAZ64, the industry’s most intelligent fully integrated, portable 64-channel phased array ultrasound (UT) instrument.
TOPAZ64 combines code-compliant phased array UT with the industry’s most advanced full matrix capture (FMC) and total focusing method (TFM) capabilities.
Featuring the highest acquisition frequency in its class, high resolution FMC and a 12” multi-touchscreen, users can easily visualize even the smallest flaws. TOPAZ64 can generate a bipolar pulse that provides 40% more acoustic energy versus previous models for punching through thick components. The result is a portable tool that delivers increased inspection coverage, more accurate signals, and the ability to handle all UT inspections in one package. TOPAZ64 is ideal for challenging applications in transportation, oil and gas, manufacturing and power generation.
Driven by Zetec’s industrially proven UltraVision® Touch software, TOPAZ64 supports 2D matrix arrays in Pulse/Echo or Pitch/Catch modes and is capable of dual side weld inspections using two probes at the same time. With the ability to save raw A-Scan data, TOPAZ64 is ideal for record-keeping compliance or TFM post-processing without the time and cost required to rescan.
“TOPAZ64 is ultra-intelligent ultrasound,” said Frédéric Laprise, General Manager, Zetec Canada and Ultrasound Business Unit. “It’s an industry game-changer that offers advanced inspection capabilities in a cost-effective device for improved productivity and more accurate inspections.”
With the introduction of TOPAZ64, Zetec’s TOPAZ family is now one of the most complete portable, fully integrated phased array UT product lines in the industry. TOPAZ16 stands for portable value and is ideal for most common inspection applications. TOPAZ32 is a high-performance instrument for more complex inspections. The new TOPAZ64 is the most intelligent portable UT instrument, capable of handling the most challenging inspections.
TOPAZ64 will be on display at the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) annual conference in Nashville from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in the Zetec booth (#805). Visit zetec.com/topaz for information.