The TechSonic-W™ is the next generation of our popular wedge-type ultrasonic end area inspection systems (UTEA). The TechSonic-W™ is extremely portable and does not require heavy rotators for field operation. Our groundbreaking TRX platform scope powers the TechSonic-W™. For years, the OCTG inspection industry has been utilizing complicated UT scopes that are developed for use in other industries. New Tech Systems has developed the TRX platform scopes in-house specifically for the OCTG inspection industry. The TRX platform scope takes many of the complications out of the UTEA process. Setup can be performed in minutes as many of the complicated settings and calculations are performed automatically by the software. The TRX platform scopes are capable of I.D. and O.D. flaw differentiation, and inspection results are displayed in an easy to read chart. In addition, the TRX scope can display analog events like traditional UT scopes or display events only indicating when a flaw is detected. An optional duel scanner setup is available to allow simultaneous scanning of the pin and box. Also, the optional AUTO UTEA System is available to provide a stationary dual gantry system for semi-automatic scanning of critical end areas of drill pipe. The TechSonic-W™ is designed to meet most stringent requirements set forth by API, DS-1, etc.
|Technical and Performance Data|
2 3/8" to 6 5/8" O.D. drill pipe
Transverse, 3-dimensional (standard)
TRX platform electronics with TRX software
20-60 seconds per end
The TechSonic-W™ is designed to meet most industry specifications (i.e. API, DS-1, etc.)
TRX electronics console
Ultrasonic wedge holder with transducers
Calibration standards (sizes optional)
Secondary scanner (Additional electronics required)
AUTO UTEA stationary dual gantry system for semi-automatic scanning
The system is calibrated on a standard at the beginning of the job. The drill pipe is rolled in place on the pipe racks. The handheld UT "wedge" is positioned on the pipe and in place to inspect the desired section. The water couplant pump is turned on, and water is fed by water ports into the wedge to couple the transducers to the pipe. The wedge operator scans a narrow section of the pipe with the pipe in a stationary position. The pipe is rolled slightly, and another strip section of pipe is scanned. Then the process is repeated until 360 degrees of the pipe section is scanned. The electronics operator observes the inspection process in the TRX Software and logs the defects in a dedicated file folder. This process is normally performed on the "critical end area" on drill pipe, but the TechSonic-W™ can be used for other applications. This system operates with a high production rate with excellent reliability and a quality inspection.