We support our customers to upgrade their UT inspection to fully digitalised corrosion monitoring. The WAND system offers accurate, repeatable, cost-efficient thickness measurements with a flexible data collection offering.
The WAND ultrasonic sensors are intrinsically safe (ATEX Zone 0 rated) and are permanently installed to the surface of pipework and vessels. The thin, battery-free sensors are activated wirelessly by a WAND data collector to provide accurate, reproducible wall thickness readings from the exact same location each time. Each sensor has a unique RFID for traceability and automated data management.
The low-profile design allows the sensors to be embedded easily underneath insulation, coatings and composite repairs. Measurements can then be wirelessly acquired through the overlying material. The sensors can also be integrated into customer products.
The WAND Handheld Data Collector (WAND-HDC) is an easy-to-use handheld tool that wirelessly activates and then collects a thickness reading from a WAND sensor in less than a second when close by. The interface displays the wall thickness, the ultrasonic A-scan, and the sensor RFID information. The WAND is designed so that anyone can take an ultrasonic thickness measurement with the press of a button.
The WAND Remote Data Collector (WAND-RDC) is an intrinsically safe (ATEX Zone 0 rated), battery-powered device designed to be used with up to 8 WAND sensors. The WAND-RDC can be programmed to collect ultrasonic thickness data from the sensors at predefined intervals and at a predetermined schedule. It can then be retrieved wirelessly using long-range Bluetooth.
The REACH is an accessory for the WAND-HDC that can extend up to 4m. Simply attach the REACH to the WAND-HDC so data can be collected from the WAND sensors installed in difficult access locations.
The ECHO is designed to work with the WAND sensors to extend the measurement position for the data collector. It is ideal for difficult access locations such as underneath insulation or confined access areas. One end of the ECHO can be applied above the preinstalled WAND sensor (which can be under coating) while the other end is used to collect data using the data collector.
Correct installation of the sensors is essential to provide reliable thickness measurements over time. We offer comprehensive training and certification covering the installation of sensors and use of the WAND technology and software, as well as installation support in the field.
We provide technical support for WAND technology trials and deployments. This includes interpretation and analysis of your measurement data, as well as system configuration and troubleshooting.
The WAND technology has the flexibility to be tailored to bespoke application requirements. This includes greater sensor reading ranges, adjustable ultrasonic frequencies, and complex structural geometries. Inductosense also works with OEMs to integrate the WAND technology into products at point of manufacture.