Tritex NDT has launched a new Multigauge 5650 Surveyor thickness gauge which is specifically designed for marine surveyors, but can be used for other applications as well.
Being based on the already very popular original Multigauge 5600,the gauge can be used with existing standard soft faced probes for measuring metal thickness through coatings, up to 20mm thick, to give the same high standard of performance.
However, by simply exchanging the probe, the gauge automatically switches to GRP measurement mode which uses single echo. This can be used to assess the condition of GRP when checking for osmosis and delaminations.
Either probe can also be used in echo – echo mode, if required, by easily selecting the option from the keypad during measurement. No special probes are needed.
For metal measurement, the gauge utilises the Multiple Echo technique to ignore coatings up to 20mm thick and just measures the metal substrate. No grinding or removal of the coatings is required, significantly reducing preparation time and ultimately saving both time and money when carrying out inspections.
All probes have Intelligent Probe Recognition (IPR), which automatically adjusts settings in the gauge when connected, resulting in a perfectly matched probe and gauge for enhanced performance.
When the Automatic Measurement Verification System (AMVS) is used with multiple echo, only true measurements are displayed, even on the most heavily corroded metals.
Visit Tritex NDT at Seawork International on stand number PG66.
By Anne-Marie Causer