UltraScan 5

Ultrasonic Inspection and Analysis System


  • Easy-to-use Windows applications
  • High-speed Distance Amplitude Correction (DAC)
  • Portable computer for field inspections
  • Pitting, corrosion, lamination, and crack detection
  • Real-time A-scan and oscilloscope display
  • Real-time TOFD, A, B and C-scan corrosion and flaw mapping display
  • Real-time averaging to measurement gates
  • A-scan recording for offline recreation of C-scans
  • Unique gate settings for each A-scan
  • Easy data analysis and flaw sizing
  • 3D display for better prospective view
  • High-resolution scanner for pipes and flat surfaces
  • Automatic report generation
  • Support for foreign languages
  • Free one-year software upgrade
  • Optional mouse scanner for pipe elbow and reducer scanning


UltraScan 5 is the newest, most advaced ultrasonic inspection and analysis system on the market. The system is 5 times faster than the UltraScan 3 and includes:
-an inspection scanner
-a portable computer with pulser/receiver and a high-speed converter cards

The system includes four applications: TOFD (time of flight diffraction) imaging, thickness mapping, X-axis flaw mapping, and Y-axis flaw mapping. The user interface includes A-scan, B-scan, C-scan, signal scope, real time mini-scope, 3-D display, and a control panel. Under the data analysis mode, the user can recreate the C-scan display by altering gate settings. Each A-scan retains its own unique gate settings. The user can generate a 3-D display of a C-scan instantaneously.

The system also generates a report with the following contents:
-A cover page including the project title and the report generation date
-A table of contents listing file descriptions and page numbers for each file
-Project information including project name, directory, start time, end time, project descriptions, and inspection log
-The B-scan and C-scan maps with user-defined scales
-TOFD images

The software is designed to simplify operating procedures; for example, the system automatically detects the attached scanner and sets up the appropriate parameters.

UltraScan 5 supports any language supported by Windows; the program windows, message boxes, and hard-copy reports can be displayed in any language.

HS212 and HS226 are X-Y coordinate scanners which are used to inspect flat surfaces and pipes. The minimum diameter of pipe can be as small as 2 inches, 0.5 inches with add-on wheels. Their magnetic wheels are ideal for quick setups on steel materials. Our optional scanner tracks can be used to inspect non-magnetic materials, using four suction cups to attach the scanner to the material to be inspected. MTSCAN series scanners are designed for X-Y scanning as well as TOFD scanning using interchangeable scan heads. HS100 is a single axis scanner, but it can also be used to generate C-scan maps.

Other accessories include a coupling kit and custom cable lengths. The coupling kit consists of a water compressor, tubing, a Y connector, and a flow control valve. The 100-foot and 200-foot cables are built with differential line drivers and receivers which ensure encoder signal strength.


Computer 800MHz Pentium III or faster
(upgradeable) 128 MB RAM
20 GB Hard Disk
Built-in CD-ROM Drive
1024x768 Display or better
Color TFT Display
Connector for external monitor
Input: 100/220VAC 50/60 Hz
Maximum C-scan Thickness Map: 4,175,000
Data Point Flaw Map: 835,000 up to 10 flaws per data point
Sampling Rate 100, 50, 25, 12.5, 6.25 MHz
Data Resolution 8 bits
Memory 256K samples or 128K samples
Scan Speed up to 8 inches/second
Rectifications RF, Full, +half, or -half
Scanner Resolution HS212 and HS226
X Axis: 0.002685 inch (0.0682 mm)
Y Axis: 0.004027 inch (0.10228 mm)
HS100 (muse scanner)
0.00314nch (0.08 mm)
TOFD Scanner 0.003927 inch (0.1 mm)
MTSCAN X Axis: 0.0007" (0.017 mm)
Y Axis: 0.004" (0.1 mm)
Scan Range HS212/MTSCAN12:
8" x 2815' (200 mm x 858 m)
HS226/MTSCAN26: 22" x 2815' (560 mm x 858 m)
Mouse Scanner: 82,943" (2096 m)
TOFD Scanner: 2745'
Test Pipe Diameter HS212 and HS226: greater than or equal to 2" (50 mm)
greater than or equal to 0.5" (13 mm) with add-on wheels
MTSCAN: greater than or equal to 4"
Options Coupling kit
100' long cable
200' long cable
Add-on wheels for pipes with small diameters
Scanner tracks
Mouse scanner for elbow & reducer inspection