Ectane 3

The Most Advanced Surface Array and Tube Inspection Test Instrument

With more than a thousand units in the field, the Ectane® has empowered advanced electromagnetic inspections around the world for more than a decade. The third-generation unit is IP65 certified and supports a tenth technology, Remote-Field Array (RFA) for advanced tubing.



  • 10 technologies in a single instrument
  • Integrated SmartMUXTM multiplexer for array inspections
  • Portable and rugged design
  • IP65 certified, offering dust and water resistance
  • Battery-powered with 8-hour autonomy
  • Seamlessly integrated with Probot™
  • Works with industry-leading Magnifi® software


  • Shell and tube heat exchangers
  • Condensers, Feedwater heaters, and boilers
  • Fin-fanTM air coolers
  • Chillers, air conditioning / HVAC
  • Engines and turbines surface inspections
  • ECA weld inspections
  • Custom ECA probes for complex geometries
  • Robotized and automated inspection systems

Unrivalled power and flexibility

Ectane is the reference when it comes to advanced electromagnetic tubing and surface inspections. Offering a broad 5 Hz to 10 MHz frequency range, eight channel inputs, and up to 32 timeslots, the instrument can tackle a broad spectrum of applications.

Modular by design, the 11 models of Ectane 3 are upgradable and can be retrofitted to meet your inspection needs. The unit is available in three different array configurations: 64, 128, or 256 elements with support for 10 technologies.

RFA, the latest advanced technology

Using a patent pending low-frequency multiplexer, Ectane 3 exclusively supports Remote-Field Array (RFA) technology. This probe family is the latest addition to the multi-technologies test instrument and brings high-resolution C-scan imaging to carbon steel tubing heat exchanger inspections.

RFA gives the analysts a greater insight on the defect morphology, and it's increased sensitivity allows the detection of defects closer to external features, which are normally missed by conventional RFT.

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IP65 certified

With a complete overhaul of the assembly, the Ectane 3 incorporates the latest electronic components available on the market in a more rugged platform than ever before. Building on the foundation laid by its predecessor for more than a decade, the IP65-certified Ectane 3 is the device you can count on to withstand even the harshest field environments.


Ectane 3 enables the highest quality inspections by allowing a wide range of technology combinations whether it be:

  • Eddy Current Testing (ECT)
  • Eddy Current Array (ECA)
  • Tangential Eddy Current Array (TECA™)
  • Remote-Field Testing (RFT)
  • Remote-Field Array (RFA)
  • Near-Field Testing (NFT)
  • Near-Field Array (NFA)
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage Array (MFLA)
  • Internal Rotating Inspection System (IRIS) ultrasonic testing

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SmartMUX is the Ectane’s integrated and programmable ECA multiplexer. It offers the freedom to use absolute, differential, or transmit-receive eddy current coil topologies. More elements means better coverage, higher resolution, uniform sensitivity, and faster inspections. The Ectane 3 can support probe designs with up to 256 channels.

Magnifi® software

Magnifi is the cutting-edge electromagnetic acquisition, analysis, and reporting software developed to take full advantage of the Ectane 3 capabilities. It is a constantly evolving platform boasting powerful data processing tools, multi-technologies support, easy report generation, and an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). The Ectane 3 can be operated with Magnifi 4.8 or any more recent version of the software.

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Flexibility for system integration

The Ectane 3 is ideal for semi-automated inspections involving eddy current array (ECA) probes manipulated by a robotic arm or crawler. Multiple analog inputs and outputs are available to facilitate the communication with a programmable logic controller (PLC):

  • Five TTL inputs for remote acquisition control
  • Three encoder inputs
  • Three output relays for system status
  • Real-time alarms and data streaming for single-channel probes
  • Post-acquisition alarms and data export for array probes
  • SDK-compatible acquisition software for inspection sequence automation

High performance probe pusher system

Probot™ is Eddyfi Technologies’ advanced probe pusher-puller compatible with Ectane 3 and Magnifi software. By enabling constant and optimal probe pulling speed, it supports the acquisition of high-quality encoded data. Designed for one-person operation, the Probot is controlled directly through the software interface. The solution ensures precise defect positioning and tackles the most critical heat exchanger inspections with efficiency.

Worldwide support you can count on

Eddyfi Technologies provides global after-sales support. We are on standby to lend a hand in the case of unforeseen situations. With nine service centers and full technical support teams, you can continue to rely on us to calibrate and maintain your system for optimal operating conditions.



Dimensions (W × H × D)

279.6 × 254.0 × 158.8 mm (11.0 × 10.0 × 6.25 in)


with batteries: 6.8 kg (15 lbs)
without batteries: 5.9 kg (13 lbs)


10 L (610 in3)

Power Requirements

100–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz

Power Supply

Direct VAC or onboard batteries


Type: Li-ion, rechargeable, DOT compliant Typical Life: 8 hours

IP Rating



Sealed and fanless


3 axes, quadrature with individual reset line

Remote Controls

Start, stop, balance, next file and more


1000 BASE-T

Probe Recognition and Setup

Automatic for Surface Array probes

Operating Temperature

0–45°C (32–113°F)

Operating Humidity

95%, non-condensing


EN 61010-1, CE, FCC Part 15B, ICES-003, AS/NZS, CISPR 22, RoHS, ASME

Probe Inputs



64, 128 or 256

Frequency Range

5 Hz–10 MHz

Generator Output/Coil Drive

Up to 20 Vpp



Up to 160

Number of Generators/Coil Drivers


Injection Modes

Simultaneous and continuous

Receiver Gains

41 dB range, 23–64 dB

Data Resolution

16 bits

Acquisition/Sampling Rate

Up to 50 000 samples/s




Number of Generators/Coil Drivers


Receiver Gains

50 dB range, 26–86 dB


Receiver Gains

41 dB range, 18–59 dB



1, pulse-echo

Internal Pulser/Receiver

0–200 V drive 0–70 dB (1 dB steps) 0–40 dB DAC


4 user-selectable filters 25 MHz system bandwidth

Transducer Frequency

5–20 MHz


12 bits, 100 MHz

Maximum Pulsing Rate

Up to 26 kHz


Real-time A, B and C-scans

Turbine Speed

Up to 100 RPS



Single or Double 160–pin Array





5 Hz to 2 kHz

Number of Generators/Coil Drivers


Receiver Gains

41 dB range, 23–64 dB


41–pin connector