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We are proud to announce that the Novosound Belenus-X corrosion monitoring sensor is certified for operation in ATEX, IECEx and UKEX Zone 0 locations. Designed and manufactured in line with international intrinsically safe standards, this latest certification extends the potential application of the Novosound Belenus-X to operate in areas where explosive gas atmosphere is present continuously or for long periods.

The Novosound Belenus-X is a permanently installed ultrasonic sensor enabling in-service corrosion monitoring in the most safety-critical and high-risk environments.

Capable of continuous operation up to 400°C (752°F), the Belenus-X can be installed directly onto the asset without the need for coolant, couplant, or delay lines. Combined with its high-resolution imaging capabilities, the Belenus-X provides process engineers with highly accurate wall thickness measurements.

Featuring a compact footprint (50 x 30 x 20 mm) and flexible core technology, the Belenus-X can be easily fitted to a range of pipe shapes including challenging branches and pipe elbow bends where critical failures often occur.

During installation, the Belenus-X is mounted directly on the pipe with no welding required. This ensures minimal interruptions to plant operations and no subsequent effect to the structural integrity of the asset.

Enabling continuous corrosion monitoring in hazardous areas, the Belenus-X provides plant operators with granular, high-quality and repeatable corrosion data that cannot be achieved with periodic manual inspections. With the sensitivity to detect small changes in wall thickness, the Belenus-X enables the early and reliable detection of corrosion. This facilitates better maintenance planning and allows operators to carry out timely repairs, mitigating potential, costly damages. By enabling the move away from manual inspections, the safety risk to personnel when operating in hazardous locations is also reduced.

How can the Belenus-X make your sound operation ultra-sound? Click here to get in touch today and learn how you can make more data-driven decisions to maximise plant performance, safety, and profitability.

Carestream’s Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) group has released the HPX-DR 2530 PC, a non-glass detector that enables faster throughput for imaging, as well as rapid analysis and reporting. The durable non-glass design is built for the tough conditions of NDT work, especially portable radiography.

With a 145 μm resolution, the HPX-DR 2530 PC provides highly detailed imaging for analyses and reporting. Its compact size of 250 x 300 mm and thin profile at 14.7 mm allow the detector to fit in smaller spaces, enabling imaging in confined areas. The non-glass design virtually eliminates expensive and time-consuming repairs while increasing utilization, uptime and productivity. The detector comes with tungsten shielding allowing a higher cumulative dose while preserving image quality, increasing panel life and usage. With the HPX-DR 2530 PC detector, critical defects can be evaluated and reported with confidence while increased processing speed and productivity help perform more inspections in less time.

The HPX-DR 2530 PC detector works with Carestream’s award-winning INDUSTREX Digital Viewing Software. The INDUSTREX software suite operates seamlessly across all Carestream NDT computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) modalities. Customers can easily add the new detector to their tool set of imaging equipment without having to purchase and learn new modules.

“At Carestream NDT, we are proud to add the HPX-DR 2530 PC to our innovation legacy. It is a game-changer for reliable, precise high-speed imaging in hard-to-reach locations, helping customers inspect pipes and other infrastructure where previously they weren’t able to benefit from the speed and productivity advantages of DR,” said Marty Graen, Global General Manager for Carestream NDT. “As we work with our customers in the oil and gas industry, corrosion over time can negatively impact pipes and pressure vessels, and the HPX-DR 2530 PC is superior addition to the non-destructive testing arsenal that will provide quick answers to our customers’ biggest challenges.”

Carestream NDT is offering a two-year warranty with the HPX-DR 2530 PC, as well as a loaner service in the U.S. and Canada to minimize downtime and avoid the expense of purchasing a back-up detector.

For more information please visit http://www.carestream.com/nondestructivetesting.html

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About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic, and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 1-888-777-2072 or visit www.carestream.com.

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