LYNCS

Modular Scanner for Corrosion Mapping and PAUT/TOFD Weld Inspection

LYNCSTM is an advanced modular ultrasonic inspection scanner that has been designed by experts to provide Phased Array (PAUT) corrosion mapping and PAUT/TOFD weld integrity assessment. It is the first truly versatile system that allows users to interchange between weld inspection and advanced corrosion mapping in less than 1 minute. Onboard scanner controls bring one-person operation with seamless integration to the Gekko and Mantis instruments. In weld inspection mode operators, can start and stop a scan. In corrosion mapping mode, operators can increment or stitch data together without touching the PAUT instrument.

Scanner Range

Features

  • Inspect assets from 4 inches (100 mm) diameter
  • Low profile for tightly spaced pipe racks (110 mm)
  • Scalable solution for a variety of applications
  • Easily switch from corrosion mapping to weld inspection
  • Seamless integration with the M2M Gekko and Mantis
  • Quick and easy PAUT probe setup
  • Magnetic wheel to adhere to the inspection surface
  • Chain option for non-ferrous piping
  • Easy apply brakes to stop slippages
  • Onboard scanner controls for pause and index
  • Dual bar structure for enhanced stability
  • Lightweight, ideal for rope access and tight spaces

Details

LYNCS FULL is a multifunction hybrid scanner offering two dedicated inspection solutions, phased array corrosion mapping, and weld integrity assessment from 100mm (4in) to flat plate. (Bolt-on chain option available for weld and corrosion Inspection of non-ferrous piping, ranging from 100mm (4in) to 812mm (32in)

The dual bar arrangement delivers industry-leading probe stability as well as superior scan accuracy and maneuverability. Onboard scanner controls increase inspection productivity by allowing an operator to start/stop scan while in weld inspection mode or index/reset encoder while in corrosion mapping mode. Being able to quickly switch from weld inspection mode to corrosion mapping mode ensures maximum utilization and reduced equipment mobilization.

LYNCS Packages

  • LYNCS Full - Weld inspection and corrosion mapping
  • LYNCS WI - Weld Inspection only
  • LYNCS CM - Corrosion mapping only
    • Bolt-on Options

      • LYNCS CHAIN – Circumferential pipe inspection

      Benefits

      • Increase productivity with onboard scanner controls.
      • Seamless integration with the Gekko and Mantis instruments.
      • Maximize utilization, one scanner for two types of inspection.
      • Accurate probe positioning and stabilization with dual bar setup.
      • Inspection versatility with multiple probe mounting options (inspect flange face and elbow welds with scanner end mounting).
      • Portability, lightweight ideal for rope access, and restricted access areas.
      • Full range of supporting instruments, probes, wedges, and accessories.

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LYNCS WI Weld Inspection Scanner

LYNCS WI weld inspection configuration can accommodate up to 6 PA and/or TOFD probes and has a dual-bar structure for enhanced stability and probe placement accuracy. It is a toolless scanner with an interchangeable design, making it ideally suited to all weld inspection configurations.

  • Fabrication and in-service circumferential welds from 100mm (4in) to flat plate
  • Pressure vessel circumferential welds
  • Pipe to elbow/feature welds
  • Storage tank/silo welds
  • Crack detection, sizing & monitoring
  • Corrosion/erosion detection & sizing

Features

  • Mount up to 6 PAUT/TOFD probes
  • Onboard controls for start/stop scan
  • Magnetic wheels
  • Quick-release brakes
  • Universal tool post to fit a range of wedges
  • Dual bar

LYNCS CM Corrosion Mapping Scanner

LYNCS CM corrosion mapping arrangement is ideally suited to vessel and pipework inspection. It has an extremely low profile and lightweight design, making it the most suitable option for rope access deployment and heavily congested pipework.

  • Pipework from 100mm (4in) to flat plate
  • Vessel shell
  • Storage, spherical, and silo tank shell
  • Marine vessel hull
  • Tank floors and ship decks
  • Other critical assets

Features

  • Onboard controls increment or stitch data
  • Magnetic wheels
  • Quick-release brakes
  • 500mm (20in) scan width
  • Dual bar
  • Quick-release probe mechanism

LYNCS Chain

LYNCS Chain is a bolt-on option for the LYNCS WI or LYNCS CM providing fast and precise inspection of pipes ranging from 100mm (4in) to 812mm (32in).

The LYNCS chain increases weld and corrosion inspection capabilities on non-ferrous piping such as stainless steel and High-density polyethylene (HDPE). The design offers incredible alignment and stability while maintaining full use of the LYNCS superior advantages, such as onboard controls promoting a one-person operation.

  • Fabrication and in-service circumferential welds from 100mm (4in) to 812mm (32in)
  • Crack detection, sizing & monitoring
  • Corrosion/erosion detection & sizing

Features

  • Incredible alignment
  • Easy to use, tool-less design
  • Quick-release mechanism
  • Fully flexible setup – Hook in, hook out links
  • Mount up to 6 PAUT/TOFD probes
  • Onboard controls for start/stop scan
  • 3-point chain adjustment
  • Quick-release brakes
  • Universal tool post to fit a range of wedges
  • Dual bar

Specifications

LYNCS WI Weld Inspection Configuration

Dimensions (w × d × h)

Short bar: 487 × 198 × 109 mm (19.2 × 7.8 × 4.3 in)
Medium bar: 575 ×198 × 109 mm (22.6 × 7.8 × 4.3 in)

Bar width options

Short: 412 mm (16.2 in)
Medium: 500 mm (19.7 in)

Maximum width of tool posts

40 mm (1.5 in)

Maximum number of tool posts

6

Weight: scanner and

2 x tool posts: 3 kg (6.6 lb)
4 x tool posts: 3.5 kg (7.7 lb)
6 x tool posts: 4 kg (8.8 lb)

Circumferential scanning

100 mm (4 in) to flat plate

LYNCS CM Corrosion Mapping Configuration

Dimensions (w × d × h)

742 × 198 × 109 mm (29.2 × 7.8 × 4.3 in)

Standard bar widths

412 mm (16.2 in) and 667 mm (26.2 in)

Maximum scan width

500 mm (20 in)

Scanner weight:

without water box: 2.7 kg (6 lb)
with water box: 3.5 kg (7.7 lb)

Circumferential scanning

100 mm (4 in) to flat plate

Environmental Specifications

Minimum surface temperature

-30°C (-22°F)

Maximum surface temperature

+80°C (176°F)

Minimum ambient temperature

-20°C (-4°F)

Maximum ambient temperature

+50°C (122°F)

Minimum storage temperature

-10°C (14°F)

Maximum storage temperature

+40°C (104°F)