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MapMan

MapMan

The MapMan is a modular two axis scanner for corrosion mapping. It is available with magnetic wheels for inspecting steel pipes and vessels ideal for use with linear phased array transducers including HydroFORM, WheelProbe, and standard 0° wedges.
The MapMan is a modular two axis scanner for corrosion mapping. It is available with magnetic wheels for inspecting steel pipes and vessels ideal for use with linear phased array transducers including HydroFORM, WheelProbe, and standard 0° wedges.

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The MapMan is a modular two axis scanner for corrosion mapping. It is available with magnetic wheels for inspecting steel pipes and vessels ideal for use with linear phased array transducers including HydroFORM, WheelProbe, and standard 0° wedges.
Overview

This two axis manual scanner is a fast, portable system for performing C-scan inspection (such as corrosion mapping) on pipes and vessels. The MapMan is compatible with any transducer and is especially effective when combined with linear array sensors for rapid area coverage. The MapMan can be used on 4” pipes up to flat plate.

The MapMan is a modular two axis scanner that is ideal for corrosion mapping. It is available with magnetic wheels for inspecting steel pipes and vessels or alternatively belts for inspecting pipes of any other material.

Transducer holders are available for the MapMan to mount one of several existing linear array sensors including HydroFORM, WheelProbe, as well as standard 0° wedges. The axial rail can be supplied with fixed step locking positions so that the transducer can be very quickly incremented whilst guaranteeing data overlap to ensure that all areas have been inspected.

The MapMan scanner is a two axis manual X-Y scanner designed for use with linear array transducers for fast coverage and can be configured to mount probes such as the Olympus HydroFORM, the Sonatest Wheel probe or conventional 0° wedges.

Magnetic wheels for use on steel pipes provide rigidity and stability while the increment rail enables quick and accurate positioning.

The system eliminates the need to rescan areas and allows rapid and cost-effective collection of data.

For non-ferritic materials, the magnetic wheels can be replaced by a belt at each end of the arm, available from 4” pipe up to 48”. The MapMan can operate with any two-axis flaw detection system, primarily portable phased array instruments. It includes a linear encoder on the axial rail and a wheel encoder that rolls against the pipe surface. The encoders can be wired to suit the customer’s instrumentation.

Specification
  • Dual axis encoding
  • Magnetic wheels for stability
  • Increment rail with pre-defined grooves
  • For use on components from 100mm (4”) outside diameter through to flat
  • Maximum stroke inspection up to 550mm
  • Weight: 3kg – 5kg (dependent on configuration)
  • Encoder resolution: X = 8 steps/mm Y = 1000 steps/mm
  • Encoder connector: Any
Model Probe Length mm (in.) Height mm (in.)
MapMan 12” HydroFORM 950 (38) 155 (6.2)
MapMan 24” HydroFORM 1875 (75) 155 (6.2)
MapMan 36” HydroFORM 2825 (113) 155 (6.2)
MapMan 48” HydroFORM 3750 (150) 155 (6.2)
Kit & Accessories

Standard Kit:

  • 1 x 800mm arm with 50mm increment rail
  • 1 x HydroFORM kit with 7.5m cables (incl. encoder)
  • 1 x cradle to hold the HydroFORM
  • 2 x set of magnetic wheels
  • 1 x linear encoder with 7.5m cable
  • Irrigation tubing and accessories
  • Protective carry case

Accessories:

  • Brakes for use on tanks/vessels
  • Additional belts for use on non-ferritic materials
  • Can be used with most PA probes and conventional transducers
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This two axis manual scanner is a fast, portable system for performing C-scan inspection (such as corrosion mapping) on pipes and vessels.

The MapMan is compatible with any transducer and is especially effective when combined with linear array sensors for rapid area coverage. The MapMan can be used on 4” pipes up to flat plate.

 

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At Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd, we like a challenge and so we can take on your difficult phased array inspection problems and deliver a working, reliable and repeatable solution. Our team work with you to design bespoke transducers and scanners tailored to your exact specification. Often we can make a small modification to one of our standard range to deliver a very economical solution or design a totally new concept should the situation demand.

Contact us with details of your specific phased array requirements.

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