TUBING INSPECTION
PROBE CATALOG - APRIL 2012
What We Do
Established in Québec City, Canada, since 2009, Eddyfi is the newest and most dynamic
company in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment. It was created following
the reorganization of Zetec Canada and today employs experts with backgrounds
at Zetec, R/D Tech, and Tecrad.
Our eddy current experts develop the industry’s best performing and most reliable test
instruments, scanners, probes, and acquisition and analysis software. All are designed
specifically for critical component inspections requiring permanent data recording and
offline analysis.
Eddyfi is a private and independent company. With all our industry expertise and
experience, we push forward, fine-tuning the user experience and our customized
service to provide our clients with the utmost in high-performance eddy current
inspection solutions.
At Eddyfi, performance matters.
4
Bobbin Probe – Standard............................................................ 5
Selection guide – ECT probe diameters and frequencies................ 6
Remote Field Technology (RFT)............................................................ 8
Single Driver Probe – Standard................................................... 9
Single Driver Probe – Boiler..................................................... 10
Dual Driver Probe – Standard................................................... 11
Selection guide – RFT probe diameters and frequencies............. 12
Cables & adapters................................................................................ 13
Ectane™............................................................................................. 14
Magnifi™ & Tube Pro™......................................................................... 15
Eddy Current Technology (ECT)............................................................
Eddy Current Technology (ECT)
Eddy current is the best method for inspection of non-ferrous tubing. It can detect and size defects affecting tubing
such as steam erosion, baffle cuts, pitting, and cracking. Eddy current is especially good for detection of defects
under support plates.
In a basic bobbin probe, two coils are excited with an alternating electrical current. The coils produce a magnetic
field that induces eddy currents along the circumference of the tube. If a defect disturbs the eddy current flow, the
impedance of the coil will change and be measured by the acquisition unit. Using two frequencies, it is possible
to eliminate the support plate disturbance and only keep the relevant flaw information. Using three or four
frequencies permits defect discrimination against foreign objects (loose bolt), iron or copper deposit.
This inspection technique is suitable for austenitic stainless steel such as SS304/SS316, brass (70/30), Inconel,
titanium, copper-finned, and others.
4 | © Eddyfi, 2012 www.eddyfi.com
Bobbin Probe – Standard
FEATURES
GOOD FOR
Advanced lightweight
polymer body
■ Wear-resistant guides
■ Detachable connectors
(optional)
■ 4-Pin Amphenol® Connector
Most common defects
(corrosion, wear, pitting)
■ Non-ferromagnetic materials
■ Condensers, heaters,
heat exchangers
■
■
Eddyfi’s standard bobbin probes are made with an advanced lightweight polymer body
and stainless steel wear-resistant guides. They are offered with either the standard
attached cable, or an optional detachable connector. Instrument-side, the connector
is the standard 4-pin Amphenol®. Bobbin probes are offered in diameters ranging from
8,0 mm (0.320 in.) to 25,0 mm (1 in.) in increments of 0,02 mm (0.010 in.). Between
25 mm (1 in.) and 50 mm (2 in.), probes are available in increments of 0,5 mm (0.02 in.).
The smallest probe available in a detachable design is 11 mm (0.440 in.).
PRBT-ECT-BBST-wwwXX-Yzz
CODE
DIAMETER
080
082
084
...
250
255
...
500
8.0 mm
8.2 mm
8.4 mm
25.0 mm
25.5 mm
CODE
FREQUENCY IN KHZ
ULF
LF
MF
HF
Min.
1
10
50
100
Max.
10
100
500
1000
Central
5
50
250
500
POLY
CODE
MATERIAL
N
D
Nylon
Detachable head
POLY
CODE
LENGTH
15
20
30
15 m (50 ft)
20 m (65 ft)
30 m (98 ft)
50.0 mm
|5
SELECTION GUIDE
ECT PROBE DIAMETERS AND FREQUENCIES
Diameters
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
mm
3,4
3,05
2,77
2,41
2,11
1,83
1,65
1,47
1,24
1,07
0,89
0,81
0,71
0,65
0,56
0.135
0.120
0.109
0.095
0.083
0.072
0.065
0.058
0.049
0.042
0.035
0.032
0.028
0.022
0.022
-
-
-
-
-
082
086
090
094
098
102
102
104
106
108
in.
Tube Outside Diameter
Tube wall thickness (BWG, mm, in.)
BWG
12,70 mm
(0.500 in.)
15,87 mm
(0.625 in.)
082
090
096
102
108
114
118
122
126
128
132
134
136
136
138
19,05 mm
(0.750 in.)
114
122
126
134
140
144
148
152
156
158
162
164
166
166
168
22,22 mm
(0.875 in.)
144
152
156
164
168
174
178
180
186
188
192
194
196
196
198
25,40 mm
(1.000 in.)
174
182
186
194
198
204
208
210
216
218
222
224
224
226
228
31,75 mm
(1.250 in.)
234
240
246
255
260
265
265
270
275
280
280
285
285
285
285
38,10 mm
(1.500 in.)
295
300
305
310
320
325
325
330
335
335
340
340
345
345
345
50,80 mm
(2.000 in.)
415
420
425
430
435
440
445
450
455
455
460
460
465
465
465
MATERIAL
Frequencies
BWG
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
mm
3,4
3,05
2,77
2,41
2,11
1,83
1,65
1,47
1,24
1,07
0,89
0,81
0,71
0,65
0,56
in.
0.135
0.120
0.109
0.095
0.083
0.072
0.065
0.058
0.049
0.042
0.035
0.032
0.028
0.025
0.022
Aluminum
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
Aluminum bronze
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
Brass (admiralty)
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
Brass (70/30)
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
Brass (85/15)
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
Brass (95/5)
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
Copper
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
Copper-nickel (70/30)
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
Copper-nickel (90/10)
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
Copper-nickel
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
Inconel 600
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
Monel
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
HF
Stainless steel 304/316
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
HF
HF
HF
Titanium
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
HF
Zirconium
UF
UF
UF
UF
UF
LF
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
HF
CODE
FREQUENCY IN KHZ
UF
LF
MF
HF
Min.
1
10
50
100
6 | © Eddyfi, 2012 www.eddyfi.com
Max.
10
100
500
1000
Central
5
50
250
500
|7
Remote Field Technology (RFT)
Remote Field Testing is the best method for inspection of ferrous tubing. RFT has an equal sensitivity to ID and OD
indications and can detect and size defects affecting tubing such as steam erosion, baffle cuts, and pitting. Several
probe designs are available for wall loss measurement, pit sizing, and flaw detection hidden by a support plate.
RFT is a through-transmission technique where the receiver coil senses the flux lines that cross tube walls twice.
Detector coils are separated from the exciter coil by a distance equivalent to 2 to 3 times the tube outside diameter.
Remote Field Testing is suitable for carbon steel such as SA-179, SA-214, boiler tubes, ferritic stainless steel
(SS439), nickel, and other ferromagnetic materials.
A special graphical representation of the RFT technique, called voltage plane, can be used for accurate and reliable
analysis of absolute signals. In voltage planes, defects can be easily sized for depth and volume. Furthermore,
voltage planes allow for discrimination against permeability variations.
Eddyfi’s software, Magnifi™, offers best-in-class voltage plane implementation. It allows extrapolation of long and
taper defects, easily stores and retrieves nominal tube signal, and simultaneously compensates for material
variations for absolute and differential signals.
8 | © Eddyfi, 2012 www.eddyfi.com
Single Driver Probe – Standard
FEATURES
GOOD FOR
Optimized for absolute
signal analysis
■ Reduced friction noise
■ Detachable connector
(optional)
■ 19-Pin Amphenol® Connector
Most common defects
(corrosion, erosion, wear, pitting)
■ Defects located at tubesheet
■ Ferromagnetic materials
■ Heat exchangers,
feedwater heaters
■
■
Eddyfi’s standard single driver probes are optimized for absolute signal analysis
and reduced friction noise. They are offered with either the standard attached
cable, or an optional detachable connector. Instrument-side, the connector is the 19-pin
Amphenol®. Eddyfi’s standard single driver probes are offered in diameters ranging
from 9,0 mm (0.354 in.) to 24,0 mm (0.945 in.), in 1,0 mm (0.039 in.) increments and
from 24,0 mm (0.945 in.) to 40,0 mm (1.575 in.) in increments of 2,0 mm (0.079 in.).
Probe bodies are made of advanced lighweight polymer at diameters of 20,0 mm
(0.787 in.) and upward. Below these diameters, probe bodies are offered with
a stainless steel sleeves.
PRBT-RFT-SDST-wwwXX-Yzz
CODE
DIAMETER
090
100
…
200
220
…
400
9.0 mm
10.0 mm
20.0 mm
22.0 mm
CODE
FREQUENCY IN HZ
LF
MF*
HF
Min.
10
50
500
Max.
400
2000
20000
Central
50
300
2500
POLY
CODE
MATERIAL
N
Nylon
POLY
CODE
LENGTH
20
30
20 m (65 ft)
30 m (98 ft)
* Typical frequency range
40.0 mm
|9
Single Driver Probe – Boiler
FEATURES
GOOD FOR
Spring-loaded
centering device
■ Highly flexible design
■Waterproof
■ 19-Pin Amphenol® Connector
Most common defects
(corrosion, erosion, wear, pitting)
■ Ferromagnetic materials
■Boilers
■
■
Eddyfi’s single driver boiler probes come with a modernized spring-loaded centering
device. Their design is waterproof and extremely flexible, to allow for easy travel along
tight bends. Instrument-side, the connector is the 19-pin Amphenol®. Eddyfi’s single
driver boiler probes are offered in diameters corresponding to the most common
boiler tubes found on the market. Custom probe diameters can also be provided to suit
specific needs.
PRBT-RFT-SDBL-wwwXX-Yzz
CODE
DIAMETER
260
320
360
400
450
500
...
700
26.0 mm
32.0 mm
36.0 mm
40.0 mm
45.0 mm
50.0 mm
70.0 mm
10 | © Eddyfi, 2012 www.eddyfi.com
CODE
FREQUENCY IN HZ
LF*
MF
HF
Min.
10
50
500
* Typical frequency range
Max.
400
2000
20000
Central
50
300
2500
POLY
CODE
MATERIAL
N
Nylon
POLY
CODE
LENGTH
20
30
20 m (65 ft)
30 m (98 ft)
Dual Driver Probe – Standard
FEATURES
GOOD FOR
Optimized for differential
signal analysis
■ Reduced friction noise
■ Detachable connector
(optional)
■ 19-Pin Amphenol® Connector
Most common defects
(corrosion, erosion, wear, pitting)
■ Defects located at tube
support plate
■ Ferromagnetic materials
■ Heat exchangers,
feedwater heaters
■
■
Eddyfi’s standard dual driver probes are optimized for differential signal analysis and
detection of defects close to tube support plate. They are offered with either the standard
attached cable, or an optional detachable connector. Instrument-side, the connector
is the 19-pin Amphenol®. Eddyfi’s standard dual driver probes are offered in diameters
ranging from 10,0 mm (0.394 in.) to 20,0 mm (0.787 in.), in 1,0 mm (0.039 in.)
increments and from 20,0 mm (0.787 in.) to 40,0 mm (1.575 in.) in 2,0 mm (0.079 in.)
increments. Probe bodies are made of advanced lightweight polymer at diameters
of 20,0 mm (0.787 in.) and upward.
PRBT-RFT-DDST-wwwXX-Yzz
CODE
DIAMETER
100
110
...
200
220
...
400
10.0 mm
11.0 mm
20.0 mm
22.0 mm
CODE
FREQUENCY IN HZ
LF
MF*
HF
Min.
10
50
500
Max.
400
2000
20000
Central
50
300
2500
POLY
CODE
MATERIAL
N
Nylon
POLY
CODE
LENGTH
20
30
20 m (65 ft)
30 m (98 ft)
* Standard frequency range
40.0 mm
| 11
SELECTION GUIDE
RFT PROBE DIAMETERS AND FREQUENCIES
Diameters
4
6
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
mm
6,05
5,16
4,19
3,4
3,05
2,77
2,41
2,11
1,83
1,65
1,47
1,24
in.
Tube Outside Diameter
Tube wall thickness (BWG, mm, in.)
BWG
0.238
0.206
0.165
0.135
0.120
0.109
0.095
0.083
0.072
0.065
0.058
0.049
12,70 mm
(0.500 in.)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
090
15,87 mm
(0.625 in.)
-
-
-
-
-
090
100
100
110
110
110
120
19,05 mm
(0.750 in.)
-
-
090
110
110
120
120
130
130
140
140
140
22,22 mm
(0.875 in.)
-
100
120
130
140
140
150
160
160
160
170
170
25,40 mm
(1.000 in.)
-
130
150
160
170
170
180
180
190
190
190
200
31,75 mm
(1.250 in.)
180
180
200
220
220
220
240
240
240
240
240
260
38,10 mm
(1.500 in.)
220
240
260
280
280
280
280
300
300
300
300
300
50,80 mm
(2.000 in.)
320
320
360
360
360
360
400
400
400
400
400
400
63,50 mm
(2.500 in.)
450
450
450
450
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
500
76,20 mm
(3.000 in.)
550
550
550
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
600
88,90 mm
(3.500 in.)
650
650
650
700
700
700
700
700
700
700
700
700
MATERIAL
Frequencies
Tube wall thickness (BWG, mm, in.)
BWG
4
6
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
mm
6,05
5,16
4,19
3,4
3,05
2,77
2,41
2,11
1,83
1,65
1,47
1,24
in.
0.238
0.206
0.165
0.135
0.120
0.109
0.095
0.083
0.072
0.065
0.058
0.049
Carbon steel A178, A179, A192, A214
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
Cast iron (gray)
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
HF
HF
HF
HF
Ductile iron
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
HF
Nickel 200
LF
LF
LF
LF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
MF
Stainless Steel
439 - A268 TP439
MF
MF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
Stainless Steel Duplex
(2205), 3RE60 - A789
MF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
HF
CODE
FREQUENCY IN KHZ
LF
MF
HF
Min.
10
50
500
12 | © Eddyfi, 2012 www.eddyfi.com
Max.
400
2000
20000
Central
50
300
2500
CABLES & ADAPTERS
Cables for Detachable Probes
FEATURES
GOOD FOR
User friendly secure connection
■ Highly kink resistant
■ Good rigidity
Reducing shipping cost
Reducing inventory
■ Gear volume/weight
■
■
■
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
PRBT-ECT-CBL-D095-N15
Detachable probe poly for eddy current bobbin
probes, 9.5 mm diameter, Nylon material, 15 m long.
PRBT-ECT-CBL-D095-N20
Detachable probe poly for eddy current bobbin probe,
9.5 mm diameter, Nylon material, 20 m long.
Adapters
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
PRBT-ADAPT-41-4
PRBT-ADAPT-41-6
PRBT-ADAPT-19-8
ECT bobbin probe adaptor from ECTANE™ 41-pin connector to 4-pin Amphenol® probe connector.
ECT bobbin probe adaptor from ECTANE™ 41-pin connector to 6-pin Jeager™ probe connector.
MFL probe adaptor from ECTANE™ 19-pin connector to 8-pin Amphenol® probe connector.
| 13
SURFACE ARRAY AND TUBE
INSPECTION SYSTEM
Eddyfi brings to the field a combination of power and functionality that has never been available before in such a small
and light remote data acquisition unit. The Ectane™ is a new kind of no-compromise, high-performance inspection
instrument with a strong bent on usability. Ectane is a field-ready multi-technology surface and tube inspection
instrument. In many ways, we believe that the Ectane redefines the potential of electromagnetic technologies for
tube NDT inspections.
Small and Light
Key to the Ectane™ is the form factor and packaging. The instrument is compact, at roughly 610 in3 (10 liters). Its 100% magnesium
alloy casing comes in at less than 15 lb. (5.9 kg). with batteries and multiplexer. Such a light instrument does not need to be carried
in a backpack or some kind of trolley; you can simply carry it in your hand.
Sealed Enclosure
With its rugged and completely sealed enclosure, you can use the Ectane in the world’s most inhospitable inspection environments,
be it a nuclear contaminated area or a highly dusty environment.
Inspection Flexibility
The Ectane provides new features that will add flexibility to your inspection programs. The plug-and-play connectivity of the instrument
and the self-calibration tool can all help increase the productivity and general efficiency of your team. The instrument’s two batteries
can be used as your main power source, or as backup, should power from the outlet be interrupted during the acquisition.
14 | © Eddyfi, 2012 www.eddyfi.com
ADVANCED EDDY CURRENT DATA
ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
Eddyfi™ presents Magnifi™, the most comprehensive, and
reliable acquisition and analysis software for multi-technology
surface and tube inspections. Magnifi is considered the
preferred solution for mission-critical inspections that
demand data storage and advanced analysis.
Compatibility Legacy
Magnifi™ can drive the Ectane™ as well as TC7700™ and MS5800™ instruments. Magnifi™ reads back most data files acquired
by MS5800™ and TC7700™ product line instruments and setup files created with ECVision® and EddyView™ software. Magnifi™
is also compatible for dual use and mixed-technology inspections with Zetec’s UltraVision®. It even exports tube data in tubesheet
mapping software such as TubePro™, CARTO™, or TSD™-compatible formats.
Forward-thinking
Magnifi™ is Windows® XP-/Windows® 7-compatible and offers three independent but perfectly integrated operating modes: setup,
acquisition, and analysis. The program provides the detailed features and specific tools required for advanced array technology, RFT,
and IRIS. It also provides detailed and customizable reporting features that can be matched to a variety of inspection needs and
environments. Finally, Magnifi™ is fully supported, with a SDK program, a full-fledged customization program, technical support,
user documentation, and training.
So long BootP!
An innovation of particular interest is Magnifi™’s plug-and-play connectivity with Ectane™. The days of BootP voodoo sessions are
gone. Magnifi™ also provides options for hardware keys and PC-dedicated software keys.
Tube Pro™
This is the latest generation of 2D and 3D heat exchanger tube
mapping software program. It is designed for inspection, testing, data
management, tracking and reporting for the NDE/NDT industry. Eddyfi
has partnered with ISS because we share a philosophy of “easy to
learn and simple to use”.
Despite is apparent simplicity, TubePro allows for advanced reporting,
automated 3D visualization and rapid tube map creation. The use of
fully customizable drawing and report templates along with automated
2D and 3D defect data import ensures fast, accurate and consistent
reporting throughout any organization. TubePro’s user interface and
reports can easily be translated into any language. Version 4 also
supports multiple drawings, corrosion projections, multiple inspection
reports, boiler drawings, 3D hairpin and multiple connected U-Tube
section and more.
| 15
T + 1 418 780-1565
F + 1 418 780-2354
info@eddyfi.com
eddyfi.com
© Eddyfi NDT, Inc., 2012. Eddyfi, Ectane and Magnifi, along with the associated logos, are registered trademarks of Eddyfi NDT, Inc. You must obtain written consent from Eddyfi before using any of these marks. Other trade
names and trademarks present appear with the permission of their respective owners, or appear under principles of “fair use” or “nominal use”. Unless otherwise noted, by using a third party’s trademark or trade name,
we do not intend to suggest any affiliation with, or endorsement of such third party or its products or services, and we hereby expressly disclaim any such affiliation or endorsement.
Eddyfi reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.
Printed in Canada. 04/2012.