Portability and Autonomy

The Ectane 2 test instrument is approximately 10 L (688 in3) in volume and weighs in at 6.8 kg (15 lb), making it about three times more compact than other legacy test instruments. Ectane 2 is therefore easy to carry beyond being rugged. The instrument is also battery powered — 8 hours of autonomy eliminates the need for an external power source.

Built-In Technological Versatility

Non-destructive testing of tubing and surfaces relies on a number of techniques, which often depend on the application and the materials involved. Use the Ectane 2s built-in capabilities with almost any combination of the following testing technologies, according to your needs:

  • Eddy current testing (ECT)
  • Eddy current array (ECA)
  • Tangential eddy current array (TECA™)
  • Remote-field testing (RFT)
  • Near-field testing (NFT)
  • Near-field array (NFA)
  • Magnetic flux leakage (MFL)
  • Internal rotating inspection system (IRIS) ultrasonic testing

Whatever the technology, Ectane 2 can drive it without external boxes or clumsy connections.

Ectane 2 can also drive partial saturation ECT probes and magnetic bias ECT probes with its onboard current source, and RPC probes with its motor drive.

Superior Connectivity 

BootP has always proven to be extremely cryptic and notoriously difficult to use. Ectane 2 is designed to be plugged into your network and simply work. There’s no longer any need for BootP, which means you can be up and running in next to no time.

Advanced Data Analysis and Reporting Software

Using Ectane 2 with Magnifi and TubePro makes your tubing data acquisition, analysis, and reporting easier than ever before. The setup and tube list wizards enable you to instantly build and acquire your tube bundle. At the same pace, you can run the assisted data analysis feature to deliver high-quality reports including all the 2D and 3D tube mapping and all the required information.

Features

  • New CPU Board — The Ectane 2’s new board (100% Eddyfi) has a faster CPU, which delivers more punch for ultrafast probe nulling and real-time processing. This greatly contributes to making quality inspections with the Ectane 2easier than ever before with any technology combination, whether it is ECT, ECA, TECA, RFT, NFT, NFA, MFL, or IRIS.
  • Improved Maximum Frequency — The maximum ECT frequency is now 10 MHz, which offers more flexibility and better performance in a variety of tubing and surface applications.
  • Current Source for Saturation Probes— Available on the 41-pin connector, this built-in source can be programmed to control the current output that feeds into partial saturation ECT probes and magnetic bias ECT probes.
  • Motor Drive for RPC Probes — TheEctane 2 is capable of driving motorized rotating pancake coil (RPC) probes, thanks to its powerful built-in motor drive. This is useful in applications where RPC probes are used to find longitudinal and circumferential cracks.

 

Specifications

Dimensions (W × D × H) :

279.6 × 254.0 × 158.8 mm (11.00 × 10.00 × 6.25 in.)

Weight :                   

With batteries: 6.8 kg (15 lb)
Without batteries: 5.9 kg (13 lb)

Volume :                                                      

10 L (610 in3)

Battery autonomy (typical):                      

8 hours

Cooling :                                                      

Sealed and fanless

Compliance :

ASME

EN 61010-1

CE

WEEE

FCC Part 15B

ICES-003

AS/NZS CISPR 22

RoHS

 ECT Specifications

Probe inputs :

8

Frequencies :                                              

Up to 160 

Frequency range :                          

5 Hz–10 MHz

Generator output/Coil drive :        

Up to 20 Vpp

 ECA Specifications

Number of channels :                                

64, 128, or 256

 RFT and NFT Specifications

Probe inputs :

4

EXTENDED ET connector: 8

Frequencies :                                              

5

 NFA Specifications

Number of channels :                         

64

 MFL Specifications

Probe inputs :                             

4

EXTENDED ET connector: 8

IRIS Specifications

Internal pulser/receiver :               

0–200 V drive

0–70 dB (1 dB steps)

0–40 dB DAC

Transducer frequency :                 

5–20 MHz

Maximum pulsing rate :                 

Up to 26 kHz

Views :                                                         

Real-time A, B, and C-scans

Wall thickness measurements :   

50 % thinner than competitors (patent pending)

Turbine speed :                                          

Up to 100 RPS for fast pulling

 Current Source for Saturation Probes Specifications

Range :                                                        

0 – 1 A

Maximum output power :              

10 W

Maximum output voltage :            

15 V

 Motor Drive for RPC Probes

Voltage :                                                      

0–24 V

Maximum peak output current :

2 A

Maximum continuous output current

1 A

Maximum continuous power :      

10 W

 

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