March 6, 2015

This year’s NACE International Corrosion Exhibition will see Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd. launch a unique scanner that provides continuous corrosion mapping along unlimited lengths of small bore pipework.
The innovative design of the new Sp-Arc scanner offers fast corrosion assessment longitudinally of a sector of the pipe circumference, with coverage of up to 120° in a single scan.

Sp-Arc scanner from Phoenix ISLThe main element of the scanner is an irrigated water box housing a curved ultrasonic phased array probe. The water box is set concentric to the pipe surface and seals Sp-Arc to the pipe with replaceable low-friction foam gaskets to provide immersion quality ultrasonic data with excellent near-surface resolution.
Equipped with an adjustable buggy and four high-strength magnetic wheels, Sp-Arc is ideally suited for inspecting the important underside of ferritic pipes. Available with multiple water boxes to suit the full range of small bore pipe diameters, Sp-Arc is a versatile tool for measuring wall thickness.
The Sp-Arc scanner will be officially launched at the NACE International Corrosion Exhibition in Dallas, Texas later this month.

Andrew Brewis, Sales Manager Key Accounts at Phoenix Inspection Systems, said “Phoenix is always striving to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, and with our latest product, the Sp-Arc, we feel we have again delivered a product that is not unique but delivers a cost-effective corrosion mapping solution to the end user.”

If you would like to see the Sp-Arc scanner in action visit Andrew for a demonstration in Booth #24017, NACE International Corrosion Exhibition, or visit