AlphaGage+ Corrosion


Overview

As a primary inspection tool for corrosion assessments, the Sonatest AlphaGage+ instrument uses dual element transducers in a Pitch & Catch configuration to reduce surface problems and to measure accurately the remaining wall thickness of these metal structures subject to corrosion.

This product is a key tool to inspect ageing assets and solve problems in the Oil & Gas or Petrochemicals industries.

Typical applications include:

  • metal pipe works
  • pressure vessels
  • structural parts
  • storage tanks
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Features

AlphaGage+ Standard Features

  • Echo-to-Echo functionalities
  • Up to 27 Hour battery life (high-capacity re-chargeable battery pack via the USB port)
  • Change colour and VIBRATE on alarm (ideal for inspections in loud environments)
  • Wide thickness range
  • Inches, mm or μSec
  • Velocity mode
  • Fast Min/Max mode to display actual thickness and minimum and maximum at the same time
  • Gain, range, rectification, blank adjustments with live waveform
  • Datalogger 2 Gb micro SD card standard expandable to 32 Gb
  • Datalogger interfaces with Microsoft Excel
  • Multiple languages
True Thickness (under coating)

When a metal surface is protected by anti-corrosion paint or coating, true wall thickness measurement using Echo-to-Echo function is a key feature and available on all AlphaGage+ models.

Field Upgradable Features

Upgradable in the field, the AlphaGage+ is a flexible solution as it can be fully loaded from the start or upgraded anytime later by easily activating its valuable software options when required.

Data Logger (B-Scan)

Thickness readings with ID location for corrosion mapping or profile assessment and send readings to Microsoft Excel™ for further asset maintenance evaluation.

Live Waveform (A-Scan)

Display live A-scan for echo verification and real time control of acoustic range, rectification, gain and blanks or combine the A-Scan with B-Scan view for even more detailed analysis.

Resources

Inspection of Nozzles using the Veo+ and Scannner

Inspection of Nozzles using the Veo+ and Scannner

Traditional UT inspection is time consuming, creating a scan plan and then performing the scan using multiple transducers. When using the Veo+ and Nozzle Scan the set ups can all be done offsite, thereby substantially reducing and easing site work.

Flange Inspection PAUT

Flange Inspection PAUT

Phased array gives the ability to inspect flanges without having to take them apart, resulting in quicker and cheaper inspections.

Phased Array Bolt Inspection

Phased Array Bolt Inspection

Traditional methods for checking bolts include removing and visually checking for any cracking, this not only takes a long time but can also cost a huge amount of money

Composite Inspection Benefits and Challenges Using Ultrasonic NDT Solutions

Composite Inspection Benefits and Challenges Using Ultrasonic NDT Solutions

Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) has helped engineers inspect all sorts of composite materials for years.

Sensitivity Response of Total Focusing Method (TFM) for Weld Inspection

Sensitivity Response of Total Focusing Method (TFM) for Weld Inspection

Total Focusing Method (TFM) is an ultrasonic-based technique enhanced with the post-processing algorithm.

Linear Scanning with the Glider

Linear Scanning with the Glider

The RSflite workflow is designed for composite inspections.

Advanced Composite Inspection

Advanced Composite Inspection

A complete picture of a large component can be produced by stitching C-scans together in the UTmap software.

Remote NDT - Field Applications and User Cases

Remote NDT - Field Applications and User Cases

The remote control capabilities of instruments nowadays ease the development of new NDT applications, especially in harsh environments or restricted areas where it can be difficult to bring together measurement instrument and technician.

Thickness Logging Compliant with AlphaGage+

Thickness Logging Compliant with AlphaGage+

Wear rates can be calculated and used to estimate when the minimum allowable thickness will remain with the AlphaGage+

Thickness logging with D-50

Thickness logging with D-50

The T-log feature of the Sitescan D-50 allows users to record multiple thickness measurements of a corroded area.

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Accessories

Standard AlphaGage+ C kit includes:

  • Echo-to-Echo functionalities
  • 2 GB microSD card
  • AC power adapter & USB cable
  • Standard 3.7V Li-ion internally rechargeable battery
  • Plastic carrying case
  • One couplant bottle
  • CD with manual
  • Data XLS interface program to export saved readings to PC. (Microsoft Excel)
  • NIST traceable calibration certificate

Software options and accessories included:

  • Access to dual and single element probe database.
  • One DKS-537 transducer
    (5 MHz. .375" diameter transducer with potted cable.

Recommended Accessories

149103AlphaGage+ Plastic Carry Case
149104AlphaGage+ Li-ion Battery Pack
149105AlphaGage+ Rubber Boot & Neck Strap
149106AlphaGage+ Alkaline Battery Pack
149107AlphaGage+ Charger with USB
149108AlphaGage+ Magnetic Ball Head
149109AlphaGage+ Neck Strap
USB-09-6AlphaGage+ Mini USB cable 6 foot

Feature Software options:

AlphaGage+ CDL with Data Logging software feature including:

  • Datalogger functionalities
  • B-Scan (time based)
  • Temperature correction

AlphaGage+ CW with Waveform software feature including:

  • Live A-Scan
  • Positive/Negative/Full signal rectification
  • Adjustable range
  • Temperature correction
  • Coating thickness

AlphaGage+ CDLW including:

  • All of the above
  • Rubber Boot with Neck Strap

Precision and Oxide Scale software functionalities can also be added to the AlphaGage+ Corrosion model, refer to AlphaGage+ Precision web page for more information.


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Downloads

DateTitleVersionSize 
February 2018 AlphaGage+ software Updates Download
February 2018 Data XLS Software Download

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