Since the Materials Testing Exhibition kick-started the launch of Cygnus 1 Ex gauge, we have highlighted many of its unique features; however, there is much, MUCH more to this impressive piece of tech than meets the eye.
For those who work in the following industries, this gauging device is an invaluable leap forward for safety.
- Oil and Gas
- Chemical Plants
- Fuel Depots
- Road Tankers
- Oil and Gas Tankers
- Explosive Atmospheres
- Hazardous Storage Tanks.
A closer look at Cygnus 1 Ex’s advanced features
Cygnus 1 Ex provides a first-class experience in user control and flexibility – unmatched within intrinsically safe UT measurement. Users can adjust the complexity of the settings to suit their level of experience.
The great news for advanced users is, beyond Cygnus’ 3 measurement modes (Multiple-Echo, Single-Echo and Echo-Echo), the Manual Measuring Mode allows you to manually adjust the gain and gates to suit your application. Like a flaw detector, it features two gates which you can manually position anywhere on the A-scan, and you can alter the gate height, start-point and width. With these two gates, you have the option to take a measurement from the first gate or between gates. Further still, if the 2nd or 3rd echo is rather weak, the Time-Controlled Gain (TCG) enables you to introduce different gains to boost the weaker echo(es) whilst keeping the first echo the same. Such versatility makes measurements on tricky areas more easily and more accurately.
When it comes to storing your data, you have just as much flexibility. Comprehensive data-logging offers linear and 2-D grid formats, and users have 16 grid patterns to choose from according to preference. Radial points can be used to further investigate an area of interest around any measurement, attaching up to 12 measurements ‘around’ the principle measurement in a ‘clock-face’ pattern. Plus, you can add comments to any measurements to assist at the point of analysis.
What’s more, measurement settings can be saved as a measurement setup file for restoring when next time the gauge is used.
No matter how complex your logging process is, the gauge is designed to give seamless data analysis and report generation using Cyglink, easily connected to via Bluetooth™ or a data port. The CygLink software manages data logger records, A-scans, B-scans, templates, measurement comments and material velocity tables; and can generate PDF reports and export to Excel. It also displays A-scans and B-scans, allowing for after-the-event analysis of logged measurements.
Flexibility is also key in the operations of the gauge – all designed with ease of use, time efficiency and the practicality of working in challenging environments. Two rechargeable batteries provide 8 hours of uninterrupted, continuous measurement. Users can quickly switch the screen between a light or dark background to adapt to indoor and outdoor lighting. The display also gives 4 measurement screens: Measurement, A-Scan, Data-logging, and B-Scan, which can be easily rotated using the left and right navigation keys. Positioned just below the display are 4 coloured function keys – giving you easy control and quick access to dynamic functionality.
The Cygnus 1 Ex is the only one of its kind in the world certified to ATEX, IECEx, UKEX for Zone 0 and NRTL for Class 1, Division 1 available today. Like all Cygnus products, it is manufactured in the UK. Get your free quote today – call +44 (0) 1305 265533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.