• TruPhase 360°  

    Technology on your side.


    Oilfield tubulars with advanced performance properties demand a more sophisticated inspection method, one that goes beyond traditional ultrasonic techniques. Using 2D phased array technology, Tuboscope identifies pipe flaws at multiple orientations along with over 100% UT wall coverage and higher reproducibility than ever before available.

    In a single excitation pulse, TruPhase™ 360° 2D phased array transducers emit and receive ultrasonic sound beams at multiple oblique angles, detecting flaws at wider angular ranges.  
     
    Combined with our proprietary Tuboscope recording and reporting software, we provide you a more complete analysis of your critical service tubulars.
     
    Both mill or post-mill inspection systems will be available soon, as well as a transportable system that can be used when site conditions permit.

     

    Description

    Tuboscope’s TruPhase 360° 2D phased array ultrasonic technology provides a more sophisticated inspection for critical service tubulars during manufacturing, finishing, and post service.

    In a single pass, the system detects, evaluates, and classifies internal/external surface-breaking transverse, longitudinal, and oblique-oriented flaws, as well as measure wall thickness and lamination detection.

    The patented TruPhase 360° 2D phased array technology uses a single two-dimensional array to transmit multi-directional ultrasonic beams in a single shot for simultaneous flaw detection.

    Features/Benefits

    The combination of TruPhase 360°’s UT flaw detection and wall thickness measurement, along with Tuboscope’s server-based digital instrumentation, offers the pipe and tube producer or processor:

    • ID/OD flaw detection, wall thickness measurement, and lamination detection
    • Flaw detection in multiple orientations with a single 2D probe in a single shot
    • Capability for data storage in SQL database and traceability
    • Ability for process control and final inspection, with interface to a host (mill) computer

    Specifications

    Standard configuration for pipe sizes (OD):  2⅜ (60 mm) to 20 in. (508 mm) (Please consult for other size range options)
     
    Standard configuration for pipe sizes (OD) transportable system: 2⅜ (60 mm) to 13⅝ in. (346 mm) (Please consult for other size range options)
     
    Defect orientations: Longitudinal ID/OD, transverse ID/OD, obliques ID/OD (oblique angles can be easily configured and changed in minutes by software virtual machine definitions without any mechanical changes.)
     
    Calibration notches dimensions: 5% deep, 25.4 or 12.7 mm long
     
    Phased array probes: 2-MHz 2D arrays for flaws, 5-MHz 1D arrays for wall thickness and lamination
     

    Signal processing:

     
    Automated calibration: Yes 
    Manual adjustment: Yes
    System diagnostics: Yes 
    Operation diagnostic: Yes
    Maintenance diagnostic: Yes
    Output signal sorting: Yes
     
    Database architecture: MS-SQL
    Scanning heads control mode: PLC actuated
    Maximum pipe temperature: 131°F (55°C)