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Products / Solid Rings

Solid Rings

Solid core transducer rings for small pipe sizes.

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Available models:

LITE

Spring-loaded transducer ring for inspection of pipes up to 6" diameter. Key application areas include:

  • Bare / Painted Pipes
  • Sleeved / Unsleeved Road Crossing Pipes
  • Buried Pipes

HT

Similar to LITE solid ring but specifically designed to inspect higher temperature pipes (<350oC). Key application areas include:

  • Bare / Painted Pipes
  • Sleeved / Unsleeved Road Crossing Pipes
  • Buried Pipes
  • High Temperature Pipes

HD

Similar to LITE solid ring but specifically designed to inspect using a higher frequency range. Key application areas include:

  • Bare / Painted Pipes
  • Pipes with high number of welded supports
  • Sleeved / Unsleeved Road Crossing Pipes
  • Buried Pipes
  • Concrete Anchor Supports
  • Inspections for Localised Pittings

HD-HT

Similar to HD solid ring but specifically designed to inspect higher temperature pipes (<350oC). Key application areas include:

  • Bare / Painted Pipes
  • Pipes with high number of welded supports
  • Sleeved / Unsleeved Road Crossing Pipes
  • Buried Pipes
  • Concrete Anchor Supports
  • Inspections for Localised Pittings
  • High Temperature Pipes

Description:

The solid transducer rings are typically used for standard screening of pipes with nominal size between 2 and 8 inches in diameter. The rings are attached to the pipe by tightening the two large handles which push the spring loaded transducers onto the pipe to obtain good shear contact. Standard rings have 2 rows of transducers to transmit torsional wave modes. Customised rings can be specially produced for other sizes or with 4 rows of transducers to allow for inspection using both longitudinal and torsional guided wave modes.

The High Definition (HD) solid ring has been developed to utilize the high frequency range available with the Wavemaker® G4 and G4mini for applications where higher sensitivity and resolution are required. Such applications are typically interface penetrations, supports and localised pitting. The operation of the HD solid rings is similar to that of the standard solid rings, which have two rows of transducers for torsional mode excitation.

Specifications:

 

Number of Channels

Available Pipe Size (NPS)

Operating Temperature

Radial Clearance

Transduction System Compatibility

EFC

Up to 16

2" to 4"

-40oC to 120oC

3 inch (76 mm)

Wavemaker® G3, G4 &
G4mini (Base, Full)

HT

Up to 16

2" to 8"

-40oC to 350oC

3 inch (76 mm)

Wavemaker® G3, G4 &
G4mini (Base, Full)

HD

Up to 16

2" to 8"

-40oC to 120oC

2 inch (50 mm)

Wavemaker® G3, G4 &
G4mini (Base, Full)

HD-HT

Up to 16

2" to 8"

-40oC to 350oC

2 inch (50 mm)

Wavemaker® G3, G4 &
G4mini (Base, Full)

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