CSA Certified Thickness Gauge

If you’re in the market for a brand-new CSA certified thickness gauge, look no further than Cygnus Instruments – the UK’s number one supplier of thickness gauges. Ultrasonic detection is a tried and tested technique for analyzing material properties, including thickness. And there are as many devices as there are uses, for instance, underwater or hands-free. If you’re after something that’s intrinsically safe, our CSA-certified thickness gauge, the Cygnus 1, is exactly what you’re looking for.

You can learn more about Cygnus 1 below or by calling Cygnus Instruments today at +44 (0)1305 265533  And if you need us to repair or service your device, you can get in touch with your local service center to arrange for the device to be shipped. Ultrasonic detection is an invaluable technique for simplifying the process of taking accurate material and surface readings. So, if you would like to upgrade your existing devices, get in touch with our team today.

Applications of The CSA Certified Thickness Gauge

Here at Cygnus Instruments, we’ve developed a wide range of thickness measuring devices suitable for all manner of applications. That includes situations involving potentially explosive or hazardous atmospheric mixtures. If you’ve ever stopped to buy fuel, you’ll notice gas stations tend to have warning signs telling you not to use your phone. That’s because phones are not intrinsically safe and could accidentally ignite the fuel, causing the tanks below to explode, creating a deadly fireball. The same principle holds true for thickness gauges.

If you use the wrong gauge, the results could be disastrous. That’s why we developed the Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe – a CSA and ATEX-certified device. This robust, easy-to-use, highly accurate device can be deployed in any environment without any risk of triggering an explosion or harmful gaseous release. In fact, the Cygnus 1 is well-designed; it can be easily used in a wide range of situations, such as:

  • Chemical Plants
  • Fuel Depots
  • Oil and Gas Production Facilities
  • Petroleum and Chemical Storage Tanks
  • And More!

Even if your industry is not listed above, if you work with thickness gauges in any situation where explosive or hazardous atmospheric mixtures are present, this gauge is the one you want.

Thickness Measuring for Compliance

As with the fuel station analogy above, there are situations where using a non-certified device in the wrong place could have disastrous consequences. An explosion or deadly gaseous release could not only prove harmful, even fatal, but it could also prove costly, even potentially crippling a company’s operations. The long-term consequences could be extreme, and there’s even the potential for a brand’s reputation to be damaged, especially if the incident has any environmental impact or harms nearby residents.

So, before using electronic devices in a potentially explosive or hazardous environment, they must be first certified as compliant. Our Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe thickness gauge is 100% compliant and is certified by the CSA and ATEX. But what does intrinsically safe mean? In certain environments, you’ll find an explosive or hazardous atmospheric mixture. Such mixtures are highly volatile and can be triggered by a single spark or a sufficient heat or electrical source.

With an intrinsically safe thickness device, the unit has been rendered incapable of producing enough thermal or electrical energy to trigger this reaction, whether working normally or abnormally. This fact remains true even if the mixture is in its most volatile state. No matter how delicate the situation may be, our Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe thickness gauge is incapable of triggering a potentially deadly reaction. This makes it completely safe to use in any of the environments listed above and ones not listed but having equally dangerous mixtures present.

Benefits of CSA Certified Thickness Gauge

The benefits of intrinsically safe ultrasonic thickness gauges simply cannot be denied. Consider a situation where you have to perform testing in an explosive or hazardous environment, minus an intrinsically safe device. What’s the alternative? You would have to resort to more traditional approaches, which require a great deal more time and effort. This might include disassembling parts of or a whole piece of equipment or machinery just to perform a simple test. You might even have to remove pieces from the environment in order to test them.

The idea of ultrasonic detection is that it greatly simplifies the process, saving time and money. You can carry out tests without impacting the company’s operations. In most cases, you won’t need to shut anything down, and things can continue to work in the background while you carry out your tests. Having a device like the Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe Thickness Gauge is instrumental in facilitating this process. You can carry out your tests confident that the device you’re using is 100% compliant.

And that’s not all – the Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe Thickness Gauges feature our own Multiple Echo testing mode. This mode works by transmitting multiple sound pulses through a material. The device then switches to receiving mode and, upon receiving three equally spaced return echoes, measures the time between each echo to work out the thickness. Because multiple pulses are transmitted, coatings up to 20mm can be ignored, and the test can be performed with just a single crystal.

Plus, because the device only records a result when the three echoes are equally spaced, you can be sure of error-checked readings that are more accurate than those produced by Single-Echo or Echo-Echo modes.

As for the Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe Thickness Gauges, they sport a wealth of features that really do set this device apart from the ones offered by our competitors. It can cover virtually all common engineering materials and produce sound velocities ranging from 2000 m/s to 7000 m/s. In terms of accuracy, the gauge sports an impressive rating of ±0.1 mm (±0.004”) or 0.1% of thickness measurement, whichever is greatest, when calibrated in accordance with Cygnus Instruments calibration procedure.

The gauge is powered by a NiMH rechargeable battery pack that provides an impressive 12 hours of continuous operation. Thanks to the bright LED screen, information can be clearly viewed and interpreted. Outstanding environmental protection is all but assured, thanks to the fantastic IPX5 rating. The gauge is engineered to EN 15317 standards and can operate at temperatures ranging from -10°C to 50°C. And, of course, it’s intrinsically safe, as demonstrated by its ATEX and CSA certifications.

Our Range of Thickness Gauges

At Cygnus Instruments, we take pride in being the go-to company for thickness gauges. From underwater to standard use, we have thickness measuring devices for all manner of scenarios. This includes our Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe thickness gauges. If you’re looking for something else, however, take a look below as we’ve listed more of our available thickness gauges:

CSA Certified Thickness Gauge

  • Cygnus 2 and 2+ Hands-Free
  • Cygnus 4 and 4+ General Purpose
  • Cygnus 6+ PRO
  • Cygnus Dive Underwater Gauge
  • Cygnus ROV and ROV Mini Mountable
  • Cygnus Hatch Sure (Hatch Cover Tester)
  • Cygnus Flooded Member Detector
  • And More!

CSA Certified Thickness Gauge Specialists

Having read through the above information, it should now be clear who the best supplier of thickness gauges is – Cygnus Instruments. There’s a gauge for any situation, from underwater gauges to hatch cover detectors and flooded member detectors. With roots in the marine inspection industry, we have a great deal of experience designing and building thickness measurement devices. And as the original pioneers of the Multiple Echo thickness testing mode, we’re the logical choice for a device that sports such a mode.

So, if you’d like to enquire about a brand-new thickness gauge or maybe seek to upgrade your entire supply of devices, look no further than us. To get in touch with Cygnus Instruments, you can call us at +44 (0)1305 265533 . Or, if you’d prefer to get in touch via a written method, you can email sales@cygnus-instruments.com, and we’ll be in touch. Contact the CSA certified thickness gauge specialists today to see how we can help!