LYNCS

Modular NDT Ultrasonic (PAUT/ToFD) Scanner

LYNCSTM is an advanced modular ultrasonic inspection scanner that has been designed by Eddyfi's experts to provide Phased Array (PAUT) corrosion mapping, PAUT/TFM/TOFD weld integrity assessment, flange joint, and corrosion under pipe support (CUPS) inspection.

The first genuinely versatile system allows users to interchange between inspection configurations in less than 1 minute. Onboard scanner controls bring one-person operation with seamless integration to most PAUT instruments. Operators can stitch data together in raster mode and reset scan direction without touching the PAUT instrument. In single-line mode, operators can start and stop a scan.

Details

LYNCS is a multifunction hybrid scanner offering a genuinely versatile advanced UT experience. The LYNCS platform is unrivalled with its unique design and is capable of performing phased array corrosion mapping, weld integrity assessment, flange joint assessment and CUPS.

The dual bar arrangement delivers industry-leading probe stability, 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. Quickly switching from weld inspection mode to corrosion mapping mode ensures maximum utilization and reduced equipment mobilization.

The core LYNCS scanner allows inspection on diameters ranging from 100mm (4 in) to flat plate. Bolt-on options are available for weld inspection and corrosion mapping of non-ferrous piping, ranging from 100mm (4in) to 812mm (32in) and longitudinal weld inspection from 50 mm (2in) to flat plate.

LYNCS Packages

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


      Benefits

      • Increase productivity with onboard scanner controls.
      • Seamless integration with the Gekko and Mantis instruments.
      • Maximize utilization, one scanner for multiple inspection types.
      • 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.
      • Tool-less system for operator ease of use.

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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 with integrated wedge pins to fit a range of wedges up to 65mm width
  • 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
  • High-temperature up to 350C (660F) version available.

Features

  • Onboard controls increment or stitch data
  • Magnetic wheels
  • Quick-release brakes
  • 500mm (20in) scan width
  • Dual bar
  • Quick-release probe mechanism
  • Pre-drilled notches at 50 mm & 2 in spacing for improved inspection efficiency

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

LYNCS AXIAL

LYNCS AXIAL is a bolt-on option for the LYNCS WI. Additional capabilities include weld inspection (PAUT, ToFD & TFM) of seamed pipework such as electric resistance welded (ERW) pipes and vessel seam welds, both ferrous and non-ferrous.

The uniqueness of the LYNCS is its ability to offer multiple applications often required on a single scope of work for an inspection team. The design provides rapid and absolute adjustment through diameter ranges starting at 50mm (2in) up to flat plate for longitudinal inspection. Within minutes, the scanner can be re-configured back into LYNCS-WI mode for 100mm (4in) to flat for circumferential weld inspection.

In addition, the LYNCS AXIAL can be inverted for internal longitudinal weld inspection starting at 355mm (14in) diameter.

  • Longitudinal seam weld inspection from 50mm (2 in)
  • Crack detection, sizing & monitoring
  • Corrosion/erosion detection & sizing

Features

  • Mount up to 4 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 Complex Kit

LYNCS Complex Kit is a bolt-on option providing inspection capabilities, including flange joint, CUPS and HPDE collar inspection. The scalable solution through several bolt-on options ensures high equipment utilisation versus single-purpose scanners. The hinged design brings a wealth of flexibility to potential complex geometry inspection scenarios.

  • Diameters ranging from 100 mm (4 in)
  • Inspection of flange joint tapered neck & outer rim
  • Pitch-Catch PAUT for CUPS
  • TFM/PAUT assessment of HPDE Collars
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Specifications

LYNCS WI Weld Inspection Configuration

Dimensions (w × d × h)

Short bar: 255 × 198 × 109 mm (19.2 × 7.8 × 4.3 in)
Standard 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: 180 mm (7 in)
Standard: 412 mm (16.2 in)
Medium: 500 mm (19.7 in)

Maximum width of tool posts

65 mm (2.5 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)