Easy, versatile, and fast scanner for pipe elbow

The ElbowFlex scanner is the perfect tool for quick, manual ultrasonic inspections of pipe elbows. It is ideal for detecting and measuring different types of flaws including corrosion pitting, mid-wall lamination and can measure remaining wall thickness.


The highly versatile ElbowFlex scanner can scan on both the straight and elbow parts of a pipe. It is designed so that one flexible phased array probe can inspect pipes and elbows from 100 mm (4 in) to flat.

Featuring simple button operation, magnetic wheels, and an aqualene membrane, the ElbowFlex scanner is easy to use and saves time while providing 100% coverage confidence.

ElbowFlex NDT Scanner

Easy to use and fast

  • One flexible Phased Array (PA) probe for the entire pipe range: one probe can adapt to the scanned specimen dimension and stay concentric throughout the inspection, saving time
  • C-scan imaging for easy and fast analysis: encoded data can be easily interpreted using UltraVision Touch software
  • Magnetic wheels: help the operator keep the scanner in place while following the scan lines for quick and complete coverage

Highly versatile

Aqualene membrane: An aqualene membrane is used for coupling in lieu of the traditional water chamber, reducing water needs to only a thin film on the specimen surface

  • The scanner can work with standard coupling gel or a mixture of water and gel as the couplant
  • When combined with any TOPAZ family instrument, data can be saved at a high resolution
ElbowFlex NDT Scanner



Dimensions (h × l × w)

Maximum 78 × 137 × 102mm (3.1 × 5.4 × 4.0 in)


600g (1.3lbs)

Inspection Surface Curvature

100 mm (4 in) NPS (115 mm/4.5 in) to flat

Probe Type


Probe Elements


Probe MHz


Probe Pitch

1 mm

Probe Elevation

7 mm

Probe Connector


Encoder Type


Encoder Resolution


Umbilical Length

5 m (16.5 ft)

Inspection Surface

Any steel surface

Operating Temperature

0°C (32°F) to 45°C (110°F)

Maximum Inspection Surface Temperature

40°C (104°F)

IP Rating