BELTSVILLE, Md., June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Imperium, Inc. today announced the availability of its latest ultrasound camera and rugged controller system, the AcoustoCam i700. The AcoustoCam i700 improves inspections on straight beam applications such as composites and pipeline corrosion mapping, as well as angled beam inspections for weld and TOFD.
The AcoustoCam i700 offers higher resolution C-scan images than automated ultrasonic testing (AUT) or phased array systems. It creates images in flat or curved materials up to 6" thick and is fully compliant with most industry UT codes. The camera produces sub-millimeter images of an entire field rather than a single pinpoint – for better detection of pitting, cracking and other defects while reducing false positives. Large area maps are created in real time and reviewed off-line via analysis reporting tools.
"It is all about better pictures and reducing asset downtime," said Bob Lasser, President and CEO of Imperium. "The quality and repeatability of the AcoustoCam i700 images allows customers to get a true understanding of any potential issues before they become disasters or public relations nightmares."
"The AcoustoCam i700 allows for inspections to continue without shutting down pipelines or pressure vessels – a huge win for oil and gas companies that are otherwise forced to defer production and associated revenue to verify historically unreliable pinpoint or AUT readings," noted Danny Keck, an NDT industry consultant. "Pictures tell the real story and allow companies to make more informed decisions to address corrosion or other potential flaws."
Inspectors are certified for usage of the i700 in three days – significantly reducing costs associated with training and hiring, as well speeding field use of the camera.
Ruggedized Controller for Use in Extreme Environments
The AcoustoCam i700 features Imperium's new, ruggedized controller that is IP-66 rated, has a 12-inch LED display, two swappable batteries, and a built-in handle, bumpers and kickstand. In addition, the unit features integrated tools that support real-time video collaboration.
Founded in 1996, Imperium develops and markets handheld ultrasonic devices to NDT professionals who need to inspect quickly large surface areas while maintaining sub-millimeter image resolution. For more information, visit Imperium's website at www.imperiuminc.com.
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