Multigauge 6500 Drone Thickness Gauge

Tritex NDT leading the way in Drone Thickness Measurements

Tritex NDT have for many years been manufacturing ultrasonic thickness gauges and are now established as one of the leading companies offering multiple echo gauges. Multiple echo technology means that thickness measurements can be taken through 6mm thick coatings, only the metal substrate is measured. It doesn’t matter whether the coating is paint, epoxy or bitumen, it is completely ignored. This has huge advantages over having to remove coatings, both in time and money. It also has a big advantage when developing a drone thickness gauge.

 

Taking thickness measurements at height has always been a requirement, and up until recently this has been done using scaffolding or rope access techniques. However, with the Tritex Multigauge 6000 dedicated Drone Thickness Gauge, first developed over three years ago, this is now a lot safer and cost effective than before.

 

Tritex NDT are leading the way in this application and are the only company worldwide with a dedicated thickness gauge to mount onto drones. In excess of 100 systems have so far been sold, with repeat orders coming from major petrochemical companies and class societies. The gauge and technology have been improved over three years of development in response to customer’s feedback and requirements.

 

The Multigauge 6000 consists of three parts, which includes the gauge, a gel dispenser and a probe holder for the correct alignment of the probe. The single crystal probe ensures accurate measurements on curved surfaces, such as storage tanks and pipelines. Thickness readings are transmitted wirelessly up to 500 metres, using its integrated RF transmitter, to a dedicated software that allows the operator to record measurements, set up templates and to remotely control the gel dispenser before touching the probe onto the surface.

 

The gauge can mount onto any ‘work class’ type drone, with the most popular being the DJI Matrice 210 or 300. Tritex NDT have also developed their own custom drone, the Multigauge 6500, specifically designed to provide a complete solution. The Multigauge 6500 ‘Flying Thickness Gauge’ has eight rotors to provide redundancy, as well as propellor guards so that it can be easily used inside tanks.

 

Tritex NDT is a leading manufacturer of thickness gauges and are at the forefront of using drones for high level inspections. All gauges are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom and supplied as complete kits, ready to use, with a 3-year warranty and free annual calibration for the life of the gauge

Multigauge 5300 GRP Thickness Gauge

Tritex NDT give presentation at the International Institute of Marine Surveyors.

Jon Sharland recently gave a presentation at the IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft Athens Training Event via video conferencing. The talk covered the technology behind multiple echo thickness gauges and new developments by Tritex NDT for the inspection of GRP in yachts and small craft. At the end of the technical presentation various gauges were discussed such as the new Multigauge 5650 Surveyor Thickness Gauge for steel and GRP measurements and the Multigauge 5300 GRP Thickness Gauge for just GRP measurement. A group of nearly 20 surveyors met in Greece with additional surveyors joining online for the conference.

IIMS Large Yacht & Small Craft Athens Training event report

Tritex NDT Attend ASNT Fall Conference in Las Vegas

Tritex NDT recently supported 3E NDT at the ASNT Fall conference in Las Vegas. The response to the new range of Multigauges was phenomenal with the two demonstration gauges being sold off the stand at the end of the show! It was clear that the American market is ready for a new type of thickness gauge that is simple, accurate and robust. Visitors, including many agents, from all over the USA showed specific interest in the new range.

Tritex NDT Setup New Partnership in Australia

Tritex NDT have joined forces withIncospec & Associates Australia to promote Tritex Multigauges into Australia. Incospec & Associates are a consultancy in the field of corrosion engineering and have many years of experience in the protective coatings, application and corrosion industries. With 4 offices across Australia, Incospec & Associates are well positioned, both geographically and technically, to offer Tritex customers a high level of support.