STATE-OF-THE-ART PAUT/TFM FLAW DETECTOR
M2M GEKKO is the first phased-array ultrasound portable flaw detector capable of driving matrix arrays and perform Total Focusing Methods (TFM) in real-time. With state-of-the-art hardware and software, GEKKO provides unique features to answer the operator's needs and its NDT specifications.
GEKKO is field qualified in the oil & gas, nuclear, power generation, aerospace, and railway industries, and it meet the minimum instrumentation and software requirements specified by ASME, AWS, API, ASTM, and ISO. Furthermore, Gekko is certified by PCN and CSWIP.
• Gas tank inspection
• Pressure vessel inspection
• Hydrogen damage (HIC, HTHA)
• Nozzle inspection
• Corroded pipe inspection
• Turbine blade inspection
• Girth weld pipe inspection
• Aircraft inspection
• Rail inspection
• Multi-group weld inspection
WATCH THE WEBINAR
Girth-weld inspections require numerous parameters to be specified on most flaw detectors. The GEKKO and its user interface Capture solve these challenges, significantly improving your work in a very easy way.
Using off-the-shelf probes, NDT inspectors can quickly configure a 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 ultrasound (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.
COMPLETE SET OF PHASED-ARRAY ULTRASOUND TECHNIQUES
With a 64-channel parallel architecture, GEKKO phased-array ultrasound 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 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
GEKKO phased-array ultrasound flaw detector 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
|L x W x H: 410mm x 284mm x 126mm||10.4‘’ high contrast resistive screen | Resolution 1024x768 px|
|Operating temperature range: from -10°C to 45°C | 14°F to 113°F||Weight: 6kg (without battery) | 0,480g /battery|
|Storage temperature range: -10°C to 60°C | 14°F to 140°F with battery||Designed for IP66|
|Operating time: 4h (hot swappable battery)||Shock resistance according to MIL-STD-810G|
|Maximum active aperture: 64 elements||Linear scanning, sectorial scanning, compound scanning, CIVA Laws|
|Total number of channels : 64||Focusing modes: true depth, sound path, projection|
|Linear, matrix, DLA and DMA probes||CIVA fueled phased-array calculator|
|Up to 6 probes | Up to 8 groups | Up to 2,048 delay-laws||On-board focal law calculation on plate, cylinder, T & Y, nozzle|
|Reconstruction channels: up to 64 elements||Max number of points of the TFM image: up to 1Mpi (post-processing)|
|Max refresh rate: up to 80fps||Sound paths: direct (L or S), indirect and converted modes|
|Real-time Adaptive TFM (ATFM) module||4 resolution levels|
|All calibration wizards (including TCG) available||A-Scan, B-Scan, C-Scan, D-Scan, Echodynamic, Top view, Side view, 3D view|
|Phased array channels¹:||Negative square pulse, width: 35ns to 1250ns||UT-TOFD channels ²:||Negative square pulse, width: 30ns to 1250ns|
|HT voltage: from 12V to 100V (with 1V step)||HT voltage: from 12V to 200V (with 1V step)|
|Max. PRF: up to 20kHz||Max. PRF: up to 20kHz|
|Phased array channels¹:||Input impedance: 50 Ω||UT-TOFD channels²:||Input impedance: 50 Ω|
|Frequency range: 0.4 to 20MHz||Frequency range: 0.6 to 25MHz|
|Max. input signal: 1.2Vpp||Max. input signal: 1.4 Vpp|
|Gain: up to 120dB (0.1dB step)||Gain: up to 120dB (0.1dB step)|
|Cross-talk between two channels < 50 dB|
|Digitizing and real-time summation on 64 channels||16bits amplitude resolution|
|FIR filters||Max. sampling frequency: 100 MHz|
|Real-time averaging up to x32||Digitizing depth up to 16k samples|
|Rectified, RF, envelope||A-scan range or delay max 65k samples|
|Hardware acquisition gates (true-depth or soundpath)||Max. data flow 150 MB/s on a 128Gb SSD (extensible up to 1 To)|
|A-Scan/Peak data recording||Data compression|
|FMC recording||Inspection data file size: SSD limitation|
|Acquisition trigger on time, event, encoder||Data frame loss indication|
|CAD overlay and 3D view||Scanner resolution calibration|
|Real-time phased array calculator||Amplitude calibration (TCG, ACG, DAC, DGS)|
|Base-time calibration for conventional UT & PA||Probe design | Weld geometry design|
|Wedge calibration (angle, height, velocity)||Amplitude balancing, dead element check|
|Specimen velocity calibration||Part geometry with parametric shapes: plate, cylinder, T & Y, nozzle|
|CaptureTM software with analysis and reporting tools – Free PC Viewer||Compatibility with CIVA analysis and EnlightTM|
|A-Scan, B-Scan, C-Scan, D-Scan, Echodynamic, Top view, Side view, 3D view||Part & weld overlay: plate, cylinder, T or Y section, nozzle|
|Analysis gates||Digital gain , measurement indicators|
|TOFD Lateral wave linearization and removal||Customizable inspection report|
|Csv data export||Amplitude range: up to 800%|
|1 IPEX connector for phased-array (can be upgraded to 2 with splitter)||4 LEMO 00 connectors for UT-TOFD (4PR)|
|3 encoder inputs||1 external trigger|
|3 USB 2.0||Remote control and data transfer through Ethernet|
|1 RJ 45 Ethernet connector||16 analog I/O|
1 Standard: EN ISO 18563-1 for phased array channels.
2 Standard: EN ISO 12668-1 for conventional channels.