Ultrasonic Thickness Meter
Are you in the market for a brand-new ultrasonic thickness meter? Then look no further than Cygnus Instruments as we’ve revolutionized the industry in our nearly 40 years of operation. We’re regarded as the go-to supplier of quality testing and inspection devices for measuring wall thickness, even in the harshest environments. Our testing and inspection gauges and probes make it quick and simple to take wall measurement readings in situations where only one side is accessible.
With our ultrasonic thickness gauges, operators can take precise measurements while drastically cutting the time it would take with traditional approaches. As such, our testing and inspection devices and probes are suitable for countless industries, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. All our devices come with Multiple-Echo testing mode as standard, a mode developed by us that offers unbeatable accuracy.
If you’d like to hear more about this mode or our gauges or probes, give us a call now on +441305265533.
Our ultrasonic thickness meter
The main thing to know about Cygnus Instruments is that we are highly driven. Founded in 1983, we pioneered the Multiple-Echo technique that has since become the industry standard for effective readings. We offer simplicity through technology in that a Cygnus Instruments thickness gauge is robust and easy to operate while using the very latest systems. High quality comes first and foremost to us – you can sit back and relax knowing that all our products are manufactured locally using original parts and equipment.
All our thickness meters measure using the Multiple-Echo technology for accurate error-free readings. Our gauges use multiple pulses to provide verified readings and ignore coatings of up to 20 millimeters in thickness.
Every thickness meter that we offer is manufactured in the UK. We guarantee that our high-quality products have been designed with the user in mind. The interface is very simple to operate. The products are built to last and come with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty for your peace of mind.
Our range of ultrasonic testing and inspection devices is extensive and includes:
- Cygnus 1 Intrinsically Safe
- Cygnus 2 Hands Free
- Cygnus 4 General Purpose
- Cygnus 6 Pro
- Cygnus ROV Mountable
- Cygnus Underwater
We also stock ‘+’ variants of the Cygnus 2 and 4 – these variants also feature Single-Echo and Echo-Echo testing modes in addition to the standard Multiple-Echo testing mode. Such models should be used in conjunction with both single and twin crystal probes, depending on what testing mode is being utilized.
What Actually is an Ultrasonic Thickness Meter?
Ultrasonic thickness gauges are instruments designed with the purpose of taking wall measurements, usually of pipes or conduits, where only one side is accessible. Testing and inspection gauges and probes are commonly used as a non-destructive way to inspect the metal thickness of ship hulls, piping, and structural steel. Such devices are used across countless industries to check for signs of corrosion, erosion, and damage.
The detection of corrosion, erosion, and damage is essential to ensure the continued operation and safety of the inspected surface. Ultrasonic thickness gauges make it possible to glean vital information without having to dismantle anything, saving time and money. By using testing and inspection gauges and probes, an operator can deduce whether repairs or replacements are needed. It clearly shows whether the wall thickness is sufficient for the purpose for which it was designed.
Ultrasonic thickness measurement gauges are used in countless industries worldwide every day, including:
- Civil Engineering
- Hazardous Environments
- Offshore Platforms
- Oil and Gas Pipelines
- Plant Maintenance
- And More
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What are the Advantages of Using an Ultrasonic Thickness Meter?
There are a few major advantages to using ultrasonic wall thickness testing and inspection gauges and probes. These benefits include:
- Quick Detection
- Limited Access Required
- Instant Results
Portability is a key advantage as there’s no heavy equipment to lug out into the field. The ultrasonic wall thickness gauges and probes can be easily packed into a small bag or case. This can be brought to any location worldwide and is very lightweight, making it easy to carry out an inspection even in remote areas.
When compared to more traditional methods that often require disassembly, the beauty of ultrasonic wall thickness gauges and probes is that they offer consistency. Once calibrated, the device will provide consistently accurate results, so long as the correct probes are used.
The time it takes for probes (transducers) to send and receive sound pulses is very fast – results can be obtained in seconds, greatly expediting matters.
The process is greatly sped up by the fact that ultrasonic thickness gauges and probes need only limited access. There’s no need to disassemble the surfaces being tested, and a large space is not necessary to accommodate bulky equipment. This saves both time and money.
Hatch Cover Testers
The Cygnus Hatch Sure is a state-of-the-art hatch cover testing and inspection device. It is used for the measurement of leaks, allowing for a quick and fast evaluation of cargo hold hatch covers and door seals. This testing and inspection device and determine quickly whether the weather tightness has been compromised and whether any leaks are present.
Traditional methods involve pump water into a cargo hold in order to pinpoint leaks. Instead, the Hatch Sure utilizes 19 ultrasound emitters (40 kHz) arranged to produce an omni-directional sound field. The field is uniformly distributed throughout the cargo hold. As the sound waves pass through gaps, the receiver interprets these gaps as possible leak locations. This process is incredibly accurate and drastically reduces testing and inspection time.
If you are utilizing ultrasonic wall thickness gauges, you’ll need to invest in the right probes. Probes or transducers are essential for testing and inspection thickness gauges to even function correctly. That’s because it’s the probes that emit and receive the sound pulses, which thickness gauges then use to calculate the surface measurement.
At Cygnus Instruments, we supply three different probes – high-temperature probes, twin crystal probes, and single crystal probes.
Single crystal probes are the standard loadout for our devices as they are designed to work in Multiple-Echo mode. They are particularly well-suited to reading through and ignoring coatings.
Twin crystal probes are utilized on ‘+’ ultrasonic testing and inspection thickness gauges. This is because these probes are suited to measuring heavily corroded materials and are designed to work in Echo-Echo and Single-Echo modes.
High-temperature probes, as the name implies, are probes designed for high-temperature environments. They are intended for in-service thickness measurements and corrosion surveys across oil and gas, refining, energy, and process sectors.
Underwater Thickness Gauges
Our range of underwater inspection gauges is designed for use by divers and engineers in submerged environments. They are engineered to greatly improve usability underwater, acting as a time-saving method for obtaining thickness measurements in such circumstances.
We have options available like the Cygnus ROV Mountable – a device that’s been specifically designed for underwater remotely operated vehicles. There’s also the Cygnus Mini ROV Mountable, which is small enough to be mounted onto small observation ROVs.
And, of course, there’s the Cygnus Dive Underwater Gauge and the Cygnus Underwater, both of which are designed for comfortable use by divers. Whatever the requirement might be, rest assured we’ve got you covered!
Why Choose Cygnus for Ultrasonic Thickness Meters
Cygnus Instruments has been manufacturing and engineering the finest in ultrasonic testing and inspection equipment for nearly 40 years. Every thickness meter that we supply will be rugged, accurate, simple to use and efficiently able to ignore any coatings.
We believe our innovative products combined with our unparalleled customer service skills is what has led to our long-standing success.
Once you have purchased your thickness meter, don’t forget to read through our warranty terms and fill out the product registration form. We would also encourage you to check out our FAQs page to read answers to some frequently asked questions about our products and aftersales support.
Our customer reviews should put your mind at ease about the quality of our products, whether you’re looking to buy an ultrasonic thickness meter or a hatch accessory. Keep checking back for relevant industry updates and the latest news related to what we do.
Our ultrasonic thickness gauge range has been tested and demonstrated on our YouTube channel to highlight the tough and intelligent design of our high-quality products.
Cygnus Instruments are firmly committed to being the supplier of choice for high-quality ultrasonic thickness gauges. If you’re looking for the best testing and inspection equipment, you need look no further. Our equipment has been designed and calibrated to provide accurate wall thickness measurements in any environment. And with our exceptionally engineered probes, our ultrasonic thickness gauges make it super-easy to take precise measurements.
Whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand or you’re an established company looking to upgrade its equipment, we’ve got you covered. Our testing and inspection equipment is among the finest the industry has to offer. If you’d like to learn more about our testing and inspection equipment, call us today on +441305265533. One of our team members will discuss your request over the phone and offer relevant advice and information.
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