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Inspection of infrastructure in potentially explosive environments

Apr 29 2020 Read 365 Times

It is always difficult to predict rates of corrosion in plant facilities; therefore, making sure you have the right tools to perform regular inspections is vital.  No business wants to face the prospect of ‘down-time’ due to poorly maintained equipment. Another very important factor is safety; poorly maintained equipment can lead to injuries or even the loss of life.

Cygnus Instruments Ltd is a leading and trusted manufacturer of ultrasonic thickness gauges, used by engineers and inspectors worldwide for nearly 40 years.

At the heart of Cygnus Instruments’ reputation for reliability and accuracy lies the Cygnus-pioneered “multiple echo technique”.  By using three distinct return pulses of ultrasound, Cygnus thickness gauges will remove almost all possibility of error – and simultaneously read through protective coatings (up to 20mm).  

Cygnus Instruments is the proud manufacturer of the world’s only thickness gauge that is truly Intrinsically Safe. The Cygnus 1 “I.S.” thickness gauge is certified to ATEX Marking Group I & Group II; CSA Class 1 Group A, B, C & D Division 1; IECEx Ex ia IIC T2/T3/T6 Ga, Ex ia I Ma. This means that the unit is ideal for use in Zone 0 and Zone 1 hazardous areas - and requires no plant shutdown for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, which exist in most oil and gas environments.

As with all Cygnus units, the Intrinsically Safe gauge is extremely easy to use and is highly ruggedised to withstand the wear and tear of use in a working environment.

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