NDT Pipeline Crawlers

NDT Pipeline Crawlers – X Ray & Gamma Ray

Tecnitest NDT are pleased to offer two NDT Pipeline Crawlers. These are the Sistema C-0618 and C-1048 which are available in X-ray (model X) and/or Gamma (model G) ray mode. They are used for the inspection of welded joints in 6″ to 62″ diameter pipes with the following outstanding features:

  • Four wheel drive/brake
  • Modular design and interchangeability of components/accessories
  • Can use different X ray tubes and gamma projectors
  • Reliable and robust in harsh operating conditions
  • Safe and easy to use
  • Allows re-programming of operation routines to adapt its performance to different working conditions/requirements (programming is performed by qualified Tecnitest personnel)

Standard system model X

  • Propulsion chassis, detector and programmer (control unit)
  • Two propulsion batteries and charger
  • One set of extension shafts for propulsion chassis
  • X Ray battery unit and charger
  • One set of extension shafts for X-ray elements
  • Assembly set
  • Operating and maintenance manual
  • Tool box
  • Training (3 days)
  • Transit and storage case

Standard system model G

  • Propulsion chassis, detector and programmer (control unit)
  • Two propulsion batteries and charger
  • One set of extension shafts for propulsion chassis
  • Ejection system
  • Assembly set
  • Operating and maintenance manual
  • Tool box
  • Training (3 days)
  • Transit and storage case

Accessories

  • Extension Shafts for the propulsion unit
  • Extension Shafts for the X ray tube and source battery (only in the model X)
  • Pair of wheels (propulsion chassis)
  • Rescue unit (propulsion chassis, battery)
  • High capacity battery (for pipes from 12” diameter)

Technical characteristics crawler C-1048

 

Inspection autonomy 1,5 Km/day (24V, 24Ah) / 2 Km/day (24V, 42 Ah – optional)
Control source/unit Cs137 – 20 mCi or Electronic
Speed 12,5 m/min
Exposure time 1-999 sec. (1s steps)
Maximum slope 35%
Operation temperature -40 ºC to +50 ºC
Exposure delay 12,5 s (programmable)
Maximum curvature (pipeline) 40d (for d = 10″ – 12″ pipes) / 10d (for d = 14″- 48″ pipes)
Minimum/maximum diameter 10″ (254 mm) / 48″ (1.220 mm) (or 62″ with suitable adaptors)
Power supply battery Ni-Cd 24V, 24 Ah Ni-Cd 24V, 38 Ah (optional).
Stop accuracy ± 5 mm
Dimension Length (mm) Width (mm) Height (mm) Weight (kg)
X Ray tube 1040 200 (Ø) 34
Control Unit(CF1) 8
Gamma source Aprox 240 Aprox 110 (Ø) Aprox 120 Aprox 16
Propulsion unit 1.310 225 190 30
Battery (std) 18
Battery (opt) 26
Programmer 3.6
Battery(X Ray) 1200 210 195 74

 

NOTE: crawler can operate different X Ray tubes and gamma containers (user to specify)


Technical characteristics crawler C-0618

 

Dimension/Element X-ray tube Gamma projector Propulsion unit X-ray battery unit
Length (mm) 688 144 1000 850
Width (mm) 120 (Ø) 111(Ø) (excluding cover) 140 80
Height (mm) - - 140 80
Weight (Kg) 9.9kgs 9kgs 10 + 3,5 (batteries) (*)+4 (programmer) (*) High capacity batteries: 7 Kg. 14
Inspection autonomy: 1 Km/day (Propulsion batteries 24V, 5Ah) / 2 Km/day (Propulsion batteries  24V, 10Ah) Equipment positioning: Emitter Cs137 (20 mCi) Translation speed: 11 m/min Exposure time:1-999 sec. (1 sec. stepped) Admissible slope: 35% Acceptable temperature:-40 º C up to 50 º C Exposition delay: 12 sec. (Programmable)
Maximum pipeline curvature:

  • 40d (for pipes of d = 6″)
  • 10d (for pipes of d = 8″- 18″)

Minimum/maximum diameter:

  • 6″ (152,4 mm)/18″ (457,2 mm)

Driving motor feed:

  • Ni-Cd batteries 24V, 5 Ah.
  • Ni-Cd batteries 24V, 10 Ah (option)

Stopping precision: +/- 5 mm

 

 

 

List of Clients for Pipeline Crawlers from Tecnitest Ingenieros SL

  • Eurocontrol
  • TÜV Nord
  • Enod (Argentina)
  • Unitest (Russia)
  • ZIT (Croatia)
  • Inspecta (Emirates)
  • Others
  • Applus
  • Azmoon (IRAN)