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Pulsed Eddy Current Reinvented

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  • Flexible, Fast, and Reliable CUI Integrity Management Solution

  • PEC Power. Array Productivity.

  • Dynamic and Grid-Mapping Scan Modes (Up to 15 points/s)

  • Repeatable and Reliable Results Through SmartPULSE™ Technology

    Lyft 2.1 Webinar


    Galvanized steel clad pipes

    This webinar explains the new functionalities and applications addressed with the recently released software, Lyft 2.1.
    Additionally, learn more on Surface Pro 3D, our 3D representation and reporting software with a complete demonstration from data import to reporting!

    Date: Wednesday 21 November, 2018
    Time: 10:00AM (US/Eastern)

    Hosted by Andréanne Potvin, product manager and Gabriel Cyr, Junior applications engineer, the webinar covers:

    • Basic working principles of Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC)
    • New applications supported with Lyft 2.1
    • Pulsed Eddy Current Array (PECA) demonstration
    • Surface Pro 3D reporting software demonstration
    • Q&A

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    Lyft Pulsed Eddy Current Array Webinar

    The groundbreaking PECA probe will make corrosion under insulation (CUI) and corrosion under fireproofing (CUF) inspections as much as 10 times faster than with a single-element PEC probe.

    Always rethinking innovation, Eddyfi Technologies has just launched the first standard pulsed eddy current array (PECA) solution.

    Watch the webinar now to understand how this Lyft® solution can enhance the productivity of your inspections.

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    Details

    Pulsed eddy current array (PECA) is the new standard by Eddyfi Technologies

    PEC Reinvented—CUI Programs Redefined

    Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is possibly the greatest unresolved asset integrity problem in the industry. Current methods for measuring wall thickness over insulation (liftoff) without removing it all have severe limitations. Lyft is a high-performance solution reinventing pulsed eddy current (PEC). The patent-pending Eddyfi® solution features:

    • State-of-the-art portable instrument
    • Standard pulsed eddy current array (PECA) technology
    • Real-time C-scan imaging
    • Fast data acquisition
    • Grid and dynamic scanning modes

    Lyft can scan through thick metal and insulation, as well as aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel weather jackets. It also benefits from a range of PECA, single-element PEC, and application- specific probes to support various applications. Who else but Eddyfi to reinvent an eddy current technique and redefine CUI programs. Got Lyft?

    Automated Software for Reliable and Repeatable Results 

    The Lyft software is packed with automation and advanced algorithms that remove operator-specific dependence, thanks to the power of the SmartPULSE technology. It automatically optimizes pulser and receiver parameters (gain, duration, time gates, filters, etc.). SmartPULSE also adjusts wall thickness (WT) measurements to ensure optimal performance and repeatability, while limiting the need for advanced knowledge of pulsed eddy current. The user-friendly multi-touch software also includes several innovative features, including real-time C-scan imaging (grid-mapping and dynamic modes), complete wall thickness measurements (ID and OD corrosion), as well as complete inspection management and reporting capabilities. Download the Lyft software now.

    Lyft Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) System
    Lyft Compensated Wall Thickness Tool

    Unique to Lyft—Wall Thickness Measurement Tool for Smaller Flaws

    Under sizing is a well-known phenomenon for PEC where defects smaller than the probe’s averaging area appear shallower than they really are. The Lyft’s compensated wall thickness (CWT) tool mitigates this phenomenon by quantifying the minimum wall thickness of a specific region in a C-scan. The CWT tool’s specialized algorithms isolate a defect’s contribution to the A-scan signal to more precisely compute its minimum wall thickness.

    Desktop Analysis Software

    Lyft Pro enables advanced Lyft data analysis and features the same graphical user interface than the Lyft software, making it easy to learn and benefiting from larger data layouts. This translates into Lyft instruments out in the field acquiring data while analysts work hard to extract value from acquired data. Lyft Pro makes it easier to plan inspections for several Lyft instruments. The software also has features to generate richer reports and tools to bridge calibration parameters between scan zones. Available for free to subscribing Lyft software and service plan users. Download Lyft Pro here.

    SurfacePro 3D is an advanced visualization and reporting software designed to automatically create components and overlay stitched C-scan data. Use it to import Lyft reports, create 3D components, and stitch color maps automatically. Easily import, export, create, and edit report templates. Compile and merge inspection data with associated images, inspection parameters, and defect tables for fast and compelling reporting. Download SurfacePro here.

    Lyft Pro Desktop Analysis Software
    Pulsed Eddy Current Array (PECA) Probe

    Optimized Performance for Wall Thickness and Liftoff

    The Lyft solution includes several sizes of plug-and-play probes for the right balance between wall thickness and liftoff.

    The 6-element PECA probe is capable of a single-pass coverage of 457 mm (18 in) in grid or high-resolution, dynamic mode. It supports metal thicknesses 6–25 mm (0.25–1.0 in), insulation 25–102 mm (1–4 in), and stainless steel / aluminum. Displaying C-scans has never been this fast, improving overall inspection productivity as much as 10 times.

    Buy a PECA probe Now!

    The single-element PEC probe family supports metal thicknesses up to 100 mm (4 in), insulation as thick as 300 mm (12 in), and stainless steel / aluminum / galvanized steel weather jackets. They complement the array probe in limited-access, small-pipe, and thick-component inspections.

    Application-Specific Probes

    The tank floor probe enables the in-service inspection of storage tank annular rings. With its 4.8 mm (0.2 in) thick, super-thin titanium blade, the probe can slide up to 400 mm (16 in) under tank floor edges, assessing the remaining wall thickness of this critical region exposed to corrosion. The embedded remote controls and status LEDs are also perfect for one-person operation.

    The splash zone probe can tackle offshore applications, thanks to its rugged design, watertightness to 15 m (49 ft) in grid-mapping mode, and 25 m (82 ft) heavy-duty cable. The splash zone probe is flexible enough to support metal up to 76 mm (3 in) thick and insulation or marine growth up to 203 mm (8 in) thick.

    The patent-pending galvanized steel cladding probe (PEC-GS) is specifically designed to improve detection capabilities and sizing accuracy by reducing the footprint dimensions to normal. The design neutralizes the interference from the jacket, improving signal penetration, and prevents vibration for an unsurpassed signal-to-noise ratio.

    Underwater probes can tackle deeper offshore applications. They are watertight down to 100 m (330 ft) and, through the long extension cable, are used with Lyft in grid-mapping mode. The embedded status LEDs ensure better control and synchronisation with the topside team. The probes can be used on metal as thick as 100 mm (4 in), as well as insulation and marine growth as thick as 300 mm (12 in).

    Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) Probes for Specialized Applications
    Lyft Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) System

    The Best of PEC in a Portable Instrument

    The Lyft instrument is sealed and designed for IP65. Its magnesium alloy casing is tough, water and dust resistant, and cools without any external air exchange. The adjustable stand, the top handle, and four corner anchor points make it practical for on-site inspections. The embedded and portable Windows® PC offers standard connect-anywhere capabilities and advanced productivity tools that optimize field testing. The premium-quality 26.4 cm (10.4 in) LED display is optically bonded, non-reflective, comes with 3 mm (1/8 in) strengthened glass, and is designed for gloved hands, under any lighting conditions. The system also comes with two, hot-swappable batteries for extended battery operation.

    Global NDT Equipment New Product Innovation Award Recipient

    For its dedication to creating a power-packed product that solves one of the major challenges across industries, testing for corrosion under insulation, Frost & Sullivan presented Eddyfi with the 2016 Global Nondestructive Testing Equipment New Product Innovation Award. “Eddyfi has done away with the dependence on operators by packing Lyft with its SmartPULSE technology, wherein the system automatically iterates to find the best parameters for the inspection configuration,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Lead Nikhil Jain. “Using an autoset feature, the probe can find the optimal configuration for measurements and repeatability, adjusting the pulse frequency, gains, and other parameters.”

    Frost & Sullivan 2016 Global New Product Innovation Award
    Complete Eddyfi Certified Training

    Get Eddyfi Certified Anywhere

    We are geared to offer PEC training: a blend of e-learning and hands-on training at our offices or yours that will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to efficiently use PEC when inspecting assets. Contact us for details or to book a training session.

     

    Applications

    Lyft can be used in any number of applications, such as corrosion under insulation (CUI), corrosion blistering and scabs, flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC), corrosion under fireproofing (CUF), in the splash zone and underwater, surface corrosion, corrosion under coatings, and waterworks:

    Corrosion under insulation (CUI)Corrosion blistering and scabsFlow-accelerated corrosion (FAC)Corrosion under fireproofing (CUF)Corrosion in the splash zone and underwater in offshore installationsSurface corrosionCorrosion under coatingsWaterworks

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    Specifications

    Instruments

    Instrument dimensions (W×H×D)

    355×288×127 mm (14.0×11.3×5.0 in)

    Instrument weight

    6.6 kg (14.5 lb)

    Number of channels

    6 (GD/GDA)

    Display

    • 26.4 cm (10.4 in)
    • Multi-touch
    • Non-reflective (AR coating)
    • Anti-fingerprint (oleophobic coating)
    • 3 mm (1/8 in), chemically strengthened glass cover
    • Optically bonded LCD and touchscreen
    • Passive backlight enhancement

    Connectivity

    Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, USB 2.0 (×3)

    Performance

    Dynamic data acquisition

    Up to 15 points/s

    Dynamic scan speed

    Up to 75 mm/s (3 in/s)

    Grid-mapping scan speed

    Instant, less than 1 second (typical)

    SmartPULSE

    • Automatic configuration of PEC pulser-receiver parameters 
    • Full thickness sensitivity (OD and ID flaw detection)
    • Reliable measurements even with liftoff variations, weather jackets overlaps, straps, and corrosion scabs
    • Repeatability optimization
    • One-point calibration (on nominal wall or known thickness value) and auto-normalization

    Probes

    Features

    • Remote control keypad
    • Lyft 27-pin Fischer connector
    • Heavy-duty 5 m (16.4 ft) cable
    • Support for universal clip-on encoder

    Nominal wall thickness

    Up to 102 mm (4 in)

    Insulation (liftoff)

    • PECA-6CH-MED: 25–102 mm (1–4 in)
    • PEC-152-G2: 0–305 mm (0–12 in)
    • PEC-089-G2: 0–203 mm (0–8 in)
    • PEC-025-G2: 0–76 mm (0–3 in)

    Smallest detectable defect volume

    15% of footprint volume (footprint × wall thickness)

    Minimum measurable remaining wall thickness

    15% from nominal

    Weather jackets

    • Stainless steel up to 1.5 mm (0.06 in)
    • Aluminum up to 1 mm (0.04 in)
    • Galvanized steel up to 1 mm (0.04 in)

    Pipe diameter

    Down to 25 mm (1 in)

    Testing temperatures

    • Carbon steel structure temperature range: –150°C to 500°C (–238°F to 932°F)
    • Maximum weather jacket temperature for direct contact operation: 70°C (158°F)
    • Maximum weather jacket temperature with probe shoe: 120°C (248°F)

    Application-Specific Probes