Eddyfi Brings Array to Air Cooler Inspection with NFA Probes

From: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Eddyfi Brings Array to Air Cooler Inspection with Innovative Near-Field Array Probes Québec, Canada, April 14, 2015 — Dedicated to electromagnetic inspection technologies, Eddyfi is proud to launch a new line of array tubing probes for carbon steel tubes, such as those found in fin-fan air coolers. The new near-field array (NFA) probes represent a turning point in the evolution of NFT: the probes feature up to 30 coils and channel multiplexing makes C-scan imaging possible.

The NFA probe design allows easily detecting and sizing defects commonly found in aluminum-finned carbon steel tubes, such as internal pitting, cracking, erosion, and wall loss in a single pass. NFA probes are also easier to use than other available inspection methods, their inspection speed is higher, and they are highly durable thanks to their hardened-steel wear guides.

Olivier Lavoie, Product Manager, Oil and Gas Tubing Probes, comments: “An array technology for fin-fan air coolers was sorely needed for a long time. Rapid C-scan imaging is a game-changer for ferrous tubing: at 12 in/s (305 mm/s) near-field array probes combine sizing capability, intuitive imaging, ease of use, and durability. We’re very excited to introduce a complete line of NFA tubing probes for diameters ranging between ¾ in and 1 ½ in (19.1–38.1 mm).”

NFA probe data is displayed as 2D/3D C-scans, which are intuitive and rich in information. This enables the discrimination and sizing of defects.

Click here for details about the NFA probe

About Eddyfi

Headquartered in the advanced NDT hub of Québec, Canada, with offices in Lyon, France, and Houston, USA, Eddyfi focuses on offering high-performance eddy current and electromagnetic solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets. Eddyfi has customers in more than 50 countries in such major industries as nuclear, power generation, oil & gas, and aerospace.

At Eddyfi, performance matters.