How to Simplify Welds NDT Inspection Using Total Focusing Method (TFM) and Phased-Array UT (PAUT)



With a 64-channel parallel architecture, Gekko PAUT flaw detector offers at the same time conventional UT, standard PAUT, TOFD and real-time Total Focusing Method (TFM). Some procedures require standard UT, others TOFD or PA. This flaw detector includes all these techniques.

- 64:64 parallel channels

- + 4 additional TOFD

- Conventional UT channels

- International code compliance: ASME, AWS, API, ASTM, ISO-EN





Gekko is the first portable phased-array flaw detector capable of driving matrix arrays and to perform Total Focusing Methods (TFM) in real time. With state-of-the-art hardware and software, Gekko provides unique features and will continue to improve to follow specification evolutions.

- Real-time and Adaptive TFM

- Linear, Matrix and Dual arrays

- 3 axis management

- 3D imaging

- Cylindrical reconstruction




GEKKO software has been developed for all-level operators. The step-by-step interface is intuitive and simplifies the menus to reduce the risk for errors.

- All-level operators

- Step-by-step applications

- Calibration wizards

- Analysis and reporting tools



Flaw detector GEKKO is IP 66 allowing operators to bring it in the field without having to worry about rainy and dusty environments. GEKKO supports extreme weather conditions.

- 10.4‘’ Resistive touch screen

- Shock resistance according to MIL-STD-810G

- Dust & water resistant, IP66

- Operating temperatures ranging from -10°C to 45°C

- Storage temperature range from -10 to 60°C with battery

- Hot swap batteries

- Multi-group applications



How to Simplify Welds NDT Inspection Using Total Focusing Method (TFM) and Phased-Array UT (PAUT)

Girth-weld inspections require numerous parameters to be specified on most flaw detectors, and the M2M Gekko and its user interface (Capture) solve these challenges. Using off-the-shelf probes, the NDT inspector can quickly configure his unit, scan and analyze the collected data with confidence.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
• How fast Capture makes it easy to get ready to scan using ultrasonic techniques such as total focusing methods (TFM) and phased-array (PAUT), how streamlined is the analysis of TFM data and how chosen approaches compare.
• How adding TFM to a PAUT unit overcome limitations of each technique
• A case study: girth-weld inspection setup, data acquisition and analysis overview

And much more! Come and discover our state-of-the-art inspection innovations to significantly improve and ease your work!