Eddyfi Reinventing Pulsed Eddy Current. Again.

From: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The new wave of improvements pushes the limits of pulsed eddy current testing even further.

Dedicated to advanced NDT inspection technologies, Eddyfi is proud to announce the release of Lyft® version 1.2 and Lyft Pro, and the launch of its new improved line of pulsed eddy current (PEC) probes.

Version 1.2 of the Lyft software refines existing features in a number of ways. The compensated wall thickness (CWT) tool is nearly twice as precise compared to the previous version 1.1 and it can now be used on a wider range of defect types and shapes. Lyft 1.2 brings improved performances on small defects and the ability to size corrosion near massive metal objects/geometries such as flanges by actively compensating for their electromagnetic contribution, resulting in better flaw sizing and improved versatility.

Other improvements include:

  • Twice better noise immunity
  • Twice faster SmartPULSE™ (in certain cases)
  • New elbow geometry in software enables full CUI inspection workflow
  • Faster setup thanks to pipe schedules
  • Support for new extended range of probes—maximum wall thickness of 102 mm/4 in (up from 64 mm/2.5 in) and maximum liftoff of 305 mm/12 in (up from 203 mm/8 in)

Simultaneously, Eddyfi is thrilled to announce the launch of Lyft Pro, a desktop software for in-depth Lyft data analysis. Available at no charge to all Lyft users subscribing to a software and service plan, Lyft Pro features the same graphical user interface as the embedded Lyft software, which enables analysts to be up-and-running in next to no time, while benefiting from larger displays and data layouts. Lyft units can therefore be out in the field acquiring data while analysts are working to extract valuable information from the data and generating reports.

Along with these major software improvements come new sleeker PEC probes and their accessories, which include a detachable encoder, a stabilizer, handles, probe shoes, and an extension pole. The new probes extend the range of addressable wall and insulation thicknesses.

Martin Turgeon, instruments and PEC product manager, comments: “We’re extremely proud of these latest improvements to our already extremely successful Lyft solution for corrosion under insulation. The new software brings performance improvements to the system that were highly anticipated by users. Lyft Pro will also prove to be an enormous productivity booster for them. The new probes and accessories—the result of extensive user input and lessons learned in the field—make the hardware easier to use. We are confident that these latest refinements to Lyft will help push it even further.”

Since its launch in March 2016, Eddyfi has worked relentlessly to improve the Lyft algorithms and hardware to improve the accuracy and overall performance of the system, actively reinventing pulsed eddy current testing.

For details about Lyft, visit www.eddyfi.com/lyft.

About Eddyfi Technologies

Eddyfi Technologies is a label designed to maximize the potential of multiple advanced and niche NDT inspection technology brands. With its two centers of excellence in Québec (Canada) and Swansea (UK), Eddyfi Technologies focuses on offering high-performance NDT solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets through two strong, complementary brands: Eddyfi and Silverwing. The company has more than 200 employees, six offices around the globe all staffed with NDT experts, and serves customers in more than 65 countries in such major industries as nuclear, power generation, oil & gas, and aerospace.