Lyft

Introducing new Lyft functionality and enhancements with the release of the latest software version.
  • Drastically reduces inspection times with the enhanced SmartPULSE™
  • Supports wall thicknesses up to 64 mm (2.5 in) and insulation up to 203 mm (8 in)
  • Supports pipe diameters as small as 25 mm (1 in)
  • Enhanced sizing performances
  • Improved dynamic scan mode with added functions
  • Multiple inspection workflow enhancements that simplify and accelerate inspections
  • Wall thickness sizing compensation for flaws smaller than the probe’s averaging area, when selected on the C-scan
Details 
PEC Reinvented—CUI Programs Redefined

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is possibly the greatest unresolved asset integrity problem in the industry. Current methods for measuring wall thickness over insulation (liftoff) without removing it all have severe limitations. Now, Eddyfi introduces Lyft — a high-performance reinvented pulsed eddy current (PEC) solution. This patent-pending system features a portable, state-of-the-art instrument, real-time C-scan imaging, fast data acquisition (up to 15 readings per second) with grid-mapping and dynamic scanning modes, and flexibility with long cables (35 m/115 ft). It can also scan through thick metal (up to 64 mm/2.5 in) and insulation (203 mm (8 in) thick), as well as aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel weather jackets. Who else but Eddyfi to reinvent an eddy current technique and redefine CUI programs. Got Lyft?

Automated Software for Reliable and Repeatable Results

The Lyft software is packed with automation and advanced algorithms that remove operator-specific dependence, thanks to the power of the SmartPULSE™ technology. It automatically optimizes pulser and receiver parameters (gain, duration, time gates, filters, etc.). SmartPULSE also optimizes wall thickness (WT) measurements, which ensures optimum performance and repeatability, while limiting the need for advanced knowledge of pulsed eddy current. The multi-touch, user-friendly software also includes several innovative features, including real-time C-scan imaging (grid-mapping and dynamic modes), complete wall thickness measurements (ID and OD corrosion), as well as complete inspection management and reporting capabilities.

Optimized Performance for Wall Thickness and Liftoff

The Lyft solution includes several plug-and-play probes of different sizes for the right balance between wall thickness and liftoff. The probe family allows enough flexibility to support metal thicknesses up to 64 mm (2.5 in), 203 mm (8 in) insulation, stainless steel/aluminum/galvanized steel weather jackets, and the capability to inspect the hard-to-reach areas of varying geometries. Standard probes have an embedded encoder and a keypad that makes operation easy. The splash-zone family of probes enables tackling offshore applications with its rugged design watertight down to a depth of 10 m (32.8 ft). Accessories include poles (up to 4.6 m/15 ft), long extension cables (35 m/115 ft) for rope access, and probe shoes enabling operation on surfaces up to 120°C (248°F) and attenuating the vibration from galvanized steel weather jackets.

The Best of PEC in a Portable Instrument

The Lyft instrument is sealed and designed for IP65. Its magnesium alloy casing is tough, water and dust resistant, and cools without any external air exchange. The adjustable stand, the top handle, and four corner anchor points make it practical for on-site inspections. The embedded and portable Windows® PC offers standard connect-anywhere capabilities and advanced productivity tools that optimize field testing. The premium-quality 26.4 cm (10.4 in) LED display is optically bonded, non-reflective, comes with 3 mm (1/8 in) strengthened glass, and is designed for gloved hands, under any lighting conditions. The system also comes with two, hot-swappable batteries for extended battery operation.

Global NDT Equipment New Product Innovation Award Recipient

For its dedication to creating a power-packed product that solves one of the major challenges across industries, testing for corrosion under insulation, Frost & Sullivan presented Eddyfi with the 2016 Global Nondestructive Testing Equipment New Product Innovation Award. “Eddyfi has done away with the dependence on operators by packing Lyft with its SmartPULSE technology, wherein the system automatically iterates to find the best parameters for the inspection configuration,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Lead Nikhil Jain. “Using an autoset feature, the probe can find the optimal configuration for measurements and repeatability, adjusting the pulse frequency, gains, and other parameters.”

Get Eddyfi Certified Anywhere

Our offices in Québec, Houston, Lyon, and Abu Dhabi are geared to offer PEC training (at our offices or at your site) that will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to efficiently use PEC when inspecting assets. Training sessions allow you to familiarize yourself with the software and Lyft workflows, develop inspection strategies, and they include plenty of hands-on training on various samples. Contact us for details or to book a training session.

Specifications 
Nominal wall thickness

Up to 64 mm (2.5 in)

Insulation (liftoff)

None to up to 203 mm (8 in)

Data acquisition

Up to 15 points/s

Dynamic scan speed

Up to 75 mm/s (3 in/s)

Grid-mapping scan speed

Instant, less than 1 second (typical)

Smallest detectable defect volume

15% of footprint volume (footprint × wall thickness)

Minimum measurable remaining wall thickness

15% from nominal

Pipe diameter

Down to 25 mm (1 in)

Weather jackets
  • Stainless steel up to 1.5 mm (0.06 in)
  • Aluminum up to 1 mm (0.04 in)
  • Galvanized steel up to 0.5 mm (0.02 in)
SmartPULSE
  • Automatic configuration of PEC pulser-receiver parameters
  • Full thickness sensitivity (OD and ID flaw detection)
  • Reliable measurements even with liftoff variations, weather jackets overlaps, straps, and corrosion scabs
  • Repeatability optimization
  • One-point calibration (on nominal wall or known thickness value) and auto-normalization
Standard probes (×3)
  • Liftoffs: 0–203 mm (0–8 in), 0–152 mm (0–6 in), 0–25 mm (0–1 in)
  • Built-in encoder
  • Remote control keypad
  • Lyft 27-pin Fischer connector
  • Heavy-duty 5 m (16.4 ft) cable
Splash zone probe (×1)
  • Liftoffs: 0–152 mm (0–6 in)*
  • Watertightness depth: 10 m (32.8 ft)
  • Lyft 27-pin Fischer connector
  • Heavy-duty 20 m (65.6 ft) cable

* Contact Eddyfi for information about other models.

Testing temperatures
  • Carbon steel structure temperature range: –150°C to 500°C (–238°F to 932°F)
  • Maximum weather jacket temperature for direct contact operation: 70°C (158°F)
  • Maximum weather jacket temperature with probe shoe: 120°C (248°F)
Probe accessories
  • Extension cable, 35 m (115 ft) long
  • Telescopic extension pole with embedded remote control keypad, up to 4.6 m (15 ft) long
  • Probe shoes enabling operation on surfaces up to 120°C (248°F) and attenuating the vibration from galvanized steel weather jackets (compatible with telescopic extension pole)
Instrument dimensions (W×H×D)

355×288×127 mm (14.0×11.3×5.0 in)

Instrument weight

6.6 kg (14.5 lb)

Display
  • 26.4 cm (10.4 in)
  • Multi-touch
  • Non-reflective (AR coating)
  • Anti-fingerprint (oleophobic coating)
  • 3 mm (1/8 in), chemically strengthened glass cover
  • Optically bonded LCD and touchscreen
  • Passive backlight enhancement
Connectivity

Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, USB 2.0 (×3)

Casp System Dofinansowanie
Introduction of B2B class system that automates business processes taking place between CASP system and its business Partners. The project is co-financed by European Union with funds of European Regional Development Fund.
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