TOPAZ16

Portable Phased Array UT Instrument

TOPAZ®16 is a 16-channel, portable phased array ultrasonic testing, or PAUT, device for non-destructive testing (NDT) projects. Optimally designed for oil & gas, power generation, manufacturing, and transportation inspection applications, TOPAZ16 delivers best-in-class productivity with unmatched value.

Zetec has always had a reputation as a premier products supplier of NDT solutions. TOPAZ16 offers entry into mainstream inspection markets for the most common applications including weld inspection and corrosion mapping.

Details

Benefits

  • Phased array up to 16/128 with 1x conventional UT channel
  • Multiple probe capability with splitter (2x PA+ 2x TOFD)
  • Unlimited groups
  • Up to 256 focal laws
  • Maximum PRF of 12kHz
  • Available with ZPAC or IPEX connector

Applications

  • Thin weld multi-probe configurations
  • Corrosion mapping
  • Composite inspections
  • Encoded or manual inspections
  • Complex component inspections

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Built to Go Anywhere

TOPAZ16 is compact and lightweight in a robust aluminum casing with no air intake. The full metallic housing improves durability and thermal transfer efficiency. Plus, the unit weighs only 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds).

With a leading-class operating temperature range, 264-millimeter (10.4-inch) high-resolution multi-touch display, and hot-swappable batteries, TOPAZ16 is built to meet a wide range of inspection demands regardless of the environment.

TOPAZ16 portable 16 channel phased array is available in two versions:

  • 16/64 – Featuring up to 16 active channels on up to 64 element probes
  • 16/128 – Featuring up to 16 active channels on up to 128 element probes for enhanced inspection capabilities.
Topaz16 Phased Array Instrument
UltraVision Touch PAUT Software

Powered by UltraVision Software

TOPAZ16 includes this powerful software onboard. Leverage a single software platform across the entire family of Zetec UT products, saving valuable training time and enabling new levels of system synergies. Benefit from powerful features including:

  • Embedded advanced focal law calculator with visual feedback
  • Onboard volumetric merge and measurement tools
  • Interactive help onboard the instrument
  • Remote control capabilities.

Visit the UltraVision Touch page to learn more about the software features.

Increased Productivity

Temperature operating range: You can take full advantage of all the power of TOPAZ16 from -10 to 45 degrees Celsius (14 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit). Add the optional fan kit and TOPAZ16 delivers in environments up to 53 degrees Celsius (127 degrees Fahrenheit). TOPAZ16 is built to meet your specific needs no matter how harsh the environment.

264mm/10.4in high-resolution multi-touch display: TOPAZ16 features a very wide, highly responsive multi-touch screen that not only offers high-resolution but also one of the largest display-to-instrument footprint ratios. With TOPAZ16, you can see more data more clearly whether inside or outdoors.

High signal quality: With digitizing up to 800% and 16-bit amplitude resolution, TOPAZ16 provides the signal quality you need with less chance of saturation.

Multi-probe and multi-group support: The TOPAZ16 makes weld inspections simple with the optional probe splitter accessory.

Topaz16 PAUT Connector View
Topaz16 PAUT connector

Unmatched Value

TOPAZ16 delivers big value in a small footprint. From preparation to reporting, TOPAZ16 is the complete solution. This fully integrated and simplified approach can reduce the amount of equipment needed to perform an inspection.

Fully Integrated Inspection Process

TOPAZ16 can handle all steps in an inspection process, helping to lower costs thanks to:

Preparation: Specimen editor and focal law calculator helps make setups simple.

Acquisition: TOPAZ16 has the features that deliver a highly efficient data acquisition process.

Analysis: Full suite of basic and advanced tools onboard for a more efficient and effective analysis.

Reporting: TOPAZ16 is ready to print standard or custom reports in a touch.

Seamless Setup with Zetec Scanners and Probes

Getting started with TOPAZ16 couldn’t be easier. When any Zetec scanner such as the award-winning NDT PaintBrush, Weld Crawler, or probe is connected, TOPAZ16 can automatically recognize and preconfigure the inspection sequence accordingly, saving valuable time. More flexibility to meet your needs:

  • Multiple scanning configurations: sector, linear, and compound
  • One dedicated UT channel: a separate conventional UT channel offers 200v pulser and works in P/E or P/C configurations for TOFD examinations
  • Fast and safe data transfer: TOPAZ16 features an internal solid-state drive (SSD) for quick, reliable data transfer and storage during operation
  • Numerous connectivity options: TOPAZ16 has the connectivity options you need and includes one USB 3.0 port (delivering 10x speed improvement vs. USB 2.0), two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabyte LAN, HDMI, plus one UT channel and a PA UT connector
  • IPEX and ZPAC connector options available.
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Exclusive Content

Weld Solution Demo

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Corrosion Solution Demo

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Specifications

INSTRUMENT

Dimensions (W × H × D)

271 × 221 × 120 mm (10.6 × 8.7 × 4.7 in)

Weight (with 1 × battery)

4.5 kg (10 lb)

Multi-touch Display

264 mm (10.4 in) wide, 1024 x 768 pixels

Air Intake

No

Hot Swappable Batteries

Yes

Storage

256 GB SSD

Instrument Calibration

Compliant with ISO 18563-1 / EN 12668-1

ENVIRONMENT

IP rating

Designed for IP66

Operating Temperature Range

-10C to 45C (14F to 113F), with external fan kit: up to 53C (127F)

Storage Temperature Range

-40C to 70C (-40F to 158F)

Relative Humidity

80% non-condensing

CONNECTIVITY

Phased Array Connector

ZPAC or IPEX

Video Output

HDMI

Data Interfaces

Ethernet 1000 Base-T, 1x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0

PHASED ARRAY

Phased Array Channels

16/64 or 16/128

UT Channels

1 P/E or 1 P/C

Amplitude Resolution

16 bits

Measurement Gates

4 + 1 synchronization gate

Maximum PRF

12 kHZ

Data Compression

1, 2, 4, 8, 16

Max. Pulser Voltage (Open Circuit)

105v PA UT/ 215v UT

Max. Applied Voltage (50 ohms)

75v PA UT / 200v UT

Bandwidth (-3 dB)

from 0.5 to 18 MHz

Rectification

Digital

Filtering

Analog/Digital (FIR)

Smoothing (Video Filter)

Digital

Self-Check

Yes

Automated Probe Detection

Yes (with Zetec probe ID chip)

Automated Scanner Detection

Yes (with Zetec ID chip)

Focal Laws

256

Maximum Number of Samples

8,192

Maximum Data File Size

300MB for 16/64 version, 700MB for 16/128 version

Encoder Interfaces

2 quadrature-type