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Corrosion Inspection Scanners

Corrosion mapping is one of the most important and highly demanding applications in certain industries, that requires up to two precise axes encoding position capability of a unique probe. Corrosion inspection scanners are highly user friendly and can be mounted on pipes and flat surfaces. It is suitable for fast detection of defects for various applications starting from manufacturing induced lamination to in-service wall thickness reduction.


ChainSCANNER offers a manual pipe-inspection solution for pipes ranging from 45mm to 965mm OD (1.75in to 38in OD). Instead of magnetic wheels, it is held by chain links and is well suited for weld or corrosion inspection on various material types using UT, TOFD and PA technologies. The scanner is able to inspect ferromagnetic or non-ferromagnetic surfaces and offers the possibility for two-axis encoding. As the scanner can be rotated around the pipe using the chain links, it can easily scan pipes with difficult surroundings.


The GLIDER X-Y Scanner from Olympus is a 2-axis encoding scanner designed for manual inspection of flat or slightly curved composite surfaces. It inspects composites and aluminium using suction-cup pods and carbon steel using optional magnetic pods. The scanner is perfectly suitable for raster scanning with the following technologies:

  • Conventional Ultrasonics (UT)
  • Phased Array Ultrasonics (PAUT)
  • Eddy Current (EC)
  • Eddy Current Array (ECA)


VersaMOUSE from Olympus is a scanner suited for linear encoded scans with a phased array probe. The integrated indexing button makes it the ideal scanner for 2D mapping applications such as CFRP flat panel and corrosion inspections. The exclusive adjustable yoke of the VersaMOUSE is easy to set up on an IHC-type wedge. The spring-loaded system is innovatively designed to offer the lowest clearance possible. The encoder wheels are specially designed to resist slippage on wet surfaces. With its rugged design, the scanner offers an optimum balance between affordability and reliability for all phased array inspections performed with a single probe. In order to improve the stability on ferromagnetic surfaces, Olympus offers an optional magnetic wheel package.


With HydroFORM and RexoFORM, Olympus introduces revolutionary, semi-automated phased array technology in the corrosion inspection market. Unlike unsafe and unreliable motorised rastering of small UT probes, phased array probes cover a larger surface and can be manually traveled at a safe speed. This enables the inspectors to be more productive and collect higher resolution data. HydroFORM and RexoFORM are designed to offer the best inspection solution for the detection of wall-thickness reductions due to corrosion, abrasion and erosion. These solutions also detect mid-wall damages like hydrogen-induced blistering or manufacturing-induced laminations. The unique, quick adjustment device allows the wedge/probe assembly to be positioned at any curvature greater than 4in OD (101mm).


MapROVER is a new scanner from the Olympus product line that brings more efficiency to the corrosion inspection solution by using its two motorised axes. This scanner majorly differentiates itself from the existing scanners by featuring a touch screen remote control which prevents the need for a laptop or complex motor controller programming. When used with HydroFORM phased array corrosion mapping solution, the MapROVER becomes very powerful and an efficient tool to perform C-scan imaging of remaining wall thickness and mid wall anomalies. When combined with OmniScan SX UT for conventional dual UT inspection, the MapROVER offers a highly cost effective and simple option compared to the more complex systems available in the market.


MapSCANNER is a completely new manual two axis scanner from Olympus, designed specially for corrosion mapping inspection. Using its wide scanning capability and quick indexing system, MapSCANNER is well suited for a high production rate phased array semi-automated corrosion mapping inspection. With features similar to that of the upgraded version of ChainSCANNER, the MapSCANNER can also be configured with magnetic wheels for inspection of ferromagnetic parts. When combined with the HydroFORM or DLA phased array corrosion mapping solutions, the MapSCANNER becomes a highly effective tool to perform C-scan imaging of remaining wall thickness and mid wall anomalies efficiently.

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