Olympus NDS (Waltham, MA) introduces a suite of tools for the inspection of circumferential welds in pipes with a diameter as small as 0.84”. Integral in the solution is the COBRA, a manual scanner specifically designed to inspect welds in small diameter pipes. The COBRA is used in conjunction with the OmniScan MX Phased Array flaw detector and OmniScan MXU software to provide a portable inspection solution. The one-axis scanner as a low vertical profile, which allows it to be used in areas with minimal clearance, as little as 12 mm. The COBRA is spring-loaded and designed to clamp onto carbon steel and stainless steel pipes of various diameters.
For more information on the COBRA scanner and the accompanying line of software, visit www.olympus-ims.com.