Spyne™, an adaptable surface Eddy Current Array (ECA) screening tool, is specifically engineered to maximize productivity for the detection of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC), cracks, subsurface defects, and pitting in various critical components such as high-pressure gas pipes, vessels, tanks, pipelines and more. With a higher PoD than MPI/PT and with its ultrafast capabilities, it paves the way to unprecedented efficiency.

Details

Spyne is a revolutionary screening tool for surface-breaking cracks on pipelines. Much faster and reliable than traditional magnetic particle testing (MPI), it can accommodate a range of flexible probes designed to suit ferritic and non-ferritic alloys and be configured to inspect external diameters from 150 mm (6 in) to flat surfaces. It can detect individual cracks as small as 2 mm (0.080 in) long and 1 mm (0.040 in) deep, and colonies of cracks of virtually any depth and length.

The Spyne is encoded and has a coverage of 200 mm (8 in), maximum scan speed of 600 mm (24 in) per second, and optional magnetic wheels to facilitate scanning the sides and bottom of the pipe. Its raster scan capability allows recording the inspection of 100% of the pipe’s external surface in a single datafile.

Performance Benefits

  • Scan speed up to 600 mm/s (24 in/s)
  • 200 mm (8 in) coverage in a single pass
  • Infinite adjustments, from 150 mm (6 in) OD pipes to flat surfaces
  • Very high PoD: leave no crack behind
  • Repeatable and reliable results
  • Minimal surface preparation required; no need to remove the coating
  • Pre-calibrated. Only cal-check required.
  • Combined with Magnifi®: assisted detection and on-the-spot reporting

Features

  • Grid-As-U-Go™ for quick and easy gridding
  • Embedded and detachable spring-loaded encoder
  • Ergonomic handles with acquisition control buttons
  • Spring-loaded, interchangeable flexible ECA probe
  • Compatible with Reddy® or Ectane® (128 channels)
  • Use on high-temperature surfaces (up to 150ºC/302ºF)
  • Faster, less operator-dependent than PT/MT
  • Compatible with a wide variety of flexible-PCB probes, coils, and topologies
Compatible instrumentsReddy or Ectane2 (128 Channels)
Pipe diameter range150 mm (6 in) OD to flat surfaces
Scan speedUp to 600 mm/s (24 in/s)
No. of channels128
Maximum liftoff tolerance

Up to 3 mm (0.12 in)                                                                  Non-conductive coatings and paints, with monitoring and auto-correction

Operating temperatureUp to 150ºC (302ºF)
Cable length5 m (16.4 ft), 10 m (32.8 ft) or 15 m (49 ft)

Ultrafast—Leave No Crack Behind

Spyne is capable of single-pass coverage of 200 mm (8 in) at scan speeds as high as 600 mm/s (24 in/s). The wide coverage not only makes inspections faster than ever, but also minimizes inspection preparation with Grid-As-U-Go.

The wide coverage accessory dramatically reduces gridding times. The powerful automatic detection capabilities of the software also make screening and analysis operations significantly faster. Displaying C-scans has never been this quick, improving the overall productivity of inspections.

Applications

Stress Corrosion Cracking Direct Assessment on Pipelines

Hard Spots on Pipelines

Cracks on High-Temperature Emulsion Pipelines

Early-Stage Detection of Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (CSCC) in Stainless Steel Assets

Other Applications:

  • Storage tanks
  • LNG tank floors
  • Pressure vessels
  • Stainless steel tanks: food and beverage industry
  • Yellow Jacket™ piping
  • Corrosion underneath coatings

Spyne Automatic Detection and Reporting

The Spyne scan data is displayed as a 2D C-scan (axial position shown on the horizontal axis, and circumferential position on the vertical axis). Each indication is automatically highlighted and marked with a yellow box and label.

Among the surface-breaking indications are individual cracks, crack colonies, linear indications in the seam welds (DSAW, ERW, AO Smith, etc.), manufacturing defects such as mill scabs or weld splatters.

All these indications are reported automatically by the software, based on a pre-defined signal threshold. The default threshold for Spyne is 0.50V, but it can be adjusted to suit the inspection requirements. The operator’s detection threshold should always be adjusted based on the minimal size of defects that need to be detected.

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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