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RFS launches Sonatest ultrasonic flaw detectors to increase instrument safety

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Russell Fraser Sales introduces the new Sonatest Prisma ultrasonic flaw detector designed to increase instrument safety.

Available as a conventional flaw detector (with or without TOFD software), or as a flaw detector with the added functionality of phased array, the Prisma UT is an advanced portable ultrasonic flaw detector sharing much of the basic performance of the popular Sonatest Masterscan series. 

Additionally, Prisma UT has two independent ultrasound channels with full waveform data recording and 2-axis encoding. The unit has interface triggering capability with a fast PRF to allow use in high speed immersion C-Scan applications. The Prisma UT also provides superior state-of-the-art imaging allowing A, B and C scan displays to be viewed simultaneously with a multiple choice of display layouts taking advantage of the 8192 display resolution.

By adding the TOFD software option, the Prisma UT has even greater inspection and imaging capability with no pre-amp required and lateral wave straightening and lateral wave removal featured. In addition, the 16/16 phased array option can be selected to increase the probability of detection and also improve productivity significantly. 
The Prisma UT with phased array can show A-Scans, B-Scans and C-Scans in UT or PA. The user can add S or L-Scans in PA, as well as end view and true top view. Other views include weld overlay, skip cursors, ray tracing, gates highlighted in S-Scans, and more. The 3D scan plan feature includes part, weld, wedge, probe and scan coverage, and assists with the setup and assessment of results.

Prisma UT ultrasonic flaw detectors also feature DAC and TCG with DAC to TCG 16 points with fully customisable curves and aligned with the DGS, AWS D1.1, and BEA standards.

A simple-to-use interface with handy wizards simplifies operation. Reporting functionality such as UT Studio, PC based documentation and post inspection analysis software provide even greater off-line capability. 

Sold at a low entry price, the Sonatest Prisma is configured to the platform needed by the user with in-field upgrade feature unlock keys. The entry level platform has two independent ultrasound channels with full waveform data recording, 2-axis encoding and beam visualisation set-up tools. The options include ToFD, manual 16:16 Phased Array (PA), scan axis encoding and recoding for PA, second axis encoding for PA, Interface trigger (IFT) for PA, and 16:64 PA. 

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