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Phoenix’s custom and application specific special transducers are an alternative to our standard transducer ranges.

At Phoenix Inspection Systems Ltd, we like a challenge and can take on your particular ultrasonic transducer problems and deliver a reliable and repeatable solution.

Modified standard or full custom?

Often we can make a small modification to one of our standard range to deliver a very economical solution based on proven technology. If nothing in the standard range comes close, we can look at a full customised transducer to suit your application.

So where do we start? First you need to have a problem to solve. It’s best if you know the specification of the transducer that you are looking for, but talk to us early as a custom transducer may help in the design of the inspection procedure, and reduce overall costs. If you need help specifying the transducer, we can assist you if you let us know your inspection requirements.

Harsh Environments

Our transducers end up in the most surprising of places, from the ocean bed (depths up to 1500m), to radiation environments that turn PTFE to chalk! We also manufacture transducers for elevated temperatures. Often, it’s the coupling rather than the transducer which limits the inspection parameters. The particularities of nuclear plants severely restrict the materials that can contact the metal. We have expert knowledge of what’s currently acceptable and work with various laboratories to acquire certifications of chemical composition.

Inspection Standards and Codes

Phoenix transducers are manufactured in accordance with quality standard BS EN 12668-2:2010.

Some companies or countries have specific procedures or standards which specify an obsolete transducer or a transducer which is simply unavailable. Please contact us to discuss your particular specification as we are usually able to build a transducer which will match or exceed the required performance criteria.

Phased Array

We work with all the major suppliers of phased array transducers to deliver your custom solutions. Often the transducer is just the starting point with the wedge performing the difficult functions of coupling, contouring and minimising internal reflections.

To discuss your particular special transducer requirements contact the sales team on:
t: +44 (0) 1925 826 000
e: sales@phoenixisl.com

Technique Development

We are frequently asked to help with novel technique development. This can require a significant deviation from accepted practices and require novel ways of thinking about an ultrasonic problem. Aerospace composites, wind turbine, marine, cable, rail, nuclear, subsea and power plants are all areas where we have provided solutions to customers that go beyond simply supplying transducers.

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Network Rail
Apave
Sonomatic
Airbus
Bilfinger
EDF Energy
Comex Nucléaire
Siemens
BAE Systems
SGS
TWI
JF Nuclear
National Nuclear Laboratory
Oceaneering International
Westinghouse
Amec Foster Wheeler
Dalton House,
40 Hardwick Grange,
Warrington,
WA1 4RF U.K.
t: +44 (0) 1925 826 000
f: +44 (0) 1925 838 788
e: office@phoenixisl.com