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PA probes

X Series

X0 - Low Profile
These probes have a low profile design to fit in between pipes and the elements are mechanically focused to optimise detection of defects into the welds of small-diameter pipes. Paired with Sonatest low profile scanners, it makes the ultimate scanning solution for phased array inspection of circumferential welds in small bore pipeworks.

Frequent applications:
Bore pipe
Small diameter tube inspection
Fits on most low profile scanners.

X1 - Miniature
These probes are very compact, making them suitable for applications in limited access area or where a minimal footprint is required. Aerospace is a key industry for Sonatest X1 series, especially for Scribe Line inspection solution.
Armoured cables are also now available.

Frequent Applications:
Scribe lines
Automotive parts
Machined parts
White metal sheets

X2 - Compact Sectorial Scan
These probes are designed to perform sectorial scan (SScan) within a compact footprint. This makes the X2 series the perfect choice for manual or encoded weld inspection solutions and for inspection of simple to complex geometry parts using up to 32E steering and focussing capabilities.
Armoured cables are also now available.

Frequent Applications:
General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints
Castings
Flanges
Automotive parts
Machined parts

X3 - Sectorial Scan or Linear Scan
With similar acoustic specifications as the X2 series but with more elements (up to 64E), the X3 serie is optimum to perform both sectorial (SScan) and linear scan (LScan or electronic scan) within the same probe. This makes the X3 series the perfect choice for thick weld inspection solutions or to perform a fairly large linear scan at 0° for applications such as composite inspections, blistering and corrosion mapping solutions.
Armoured cables are also now available.

Frequent applications:
Aerospace parts (composite)
Aluminium plates (delaminations)
Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping
General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints)
Castings.

X3-Glider - Compact Composite Linear Scan
With an acoustic array packing up to 64 elements, the X3-Glider series is optimum to perform ultrasonic linear scan (LScan or electronic scan) over a small to large area. Thanks to its soft and replaceable rubber wedge construction, it will also conform to irregular surfaces making the XGlider 3 series the perfect choice for composite inspection applications.

Frequent applications: Aerospace

Aerospace parts (composite)
Aluminium plates (delaminations)
Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping
X4 - Small Integral Wedge for Sectorial Scan
With an integral wedge and acoustic design that match European standards for shear wave probes (refer to Sonatest SIRIUS range), the X4 series is a good choice to replace conventional UT inspection methods and gains benefits of the phased array technology within a very compact angle beam probe solution.
Armoured cables are also now available.

Frequent applications:

General manual welds (butt, T and corner joints)
Castings
Flanges
Automotive parts
Machined parts

X5 - Deep Penetration (AWS & HT)
These high energy probes are intended to provide fairly deep penetration of ultrasounds into attenuative materials or parts of large dimension like for casting and forging inspection solutions. These are also compatible with the standard Sonatest shearwave wedges including the “AWS Snail” and the high temperature versions (SW62 & SNW62 range).
Armoured cables are also now available.

Frequent applications:

Structural component (large pins)
Shaft
Casting, bars & billets
Critical large weld inspection

X6 - Large Linear Scan
With similar acoustic specifications as the X2 series but with 128 elements, these probes have the capabilities to generate very large linear scan (LScan or electronic scan), making the X6 series ideal for composite inspections, blistering and corrosion mapping solutions because it can cover a large area very quickly. Also, with a fine element pitch and aperture up to 32E, it offers a very high resolution capabilities for better defect sizing, material penetration and signal to noise ratio performances.
Armoured cables are also now available.

Aerospace parts (large composite)
Large aluminium plates (delaminations)
Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping

X6B Series
The X6B is a large low frequency Phased Array probe. Its wide aperture is useful in performing ultrasound evaluations on large surfaces such as wind turbine blades, spar caps, thick composite parts and unusual materials. It is coupled with a HydroGlider which maintains a small constant water film between the probe and the inspected surface.

Frequent Applications:
Aerospace parts (large and thick composite)
Large aluminium plates (delaminations)
Wind turbine blades and spar caps
Steel and aluminium castings
Features:

Quick I-PEX Connector (QX)
Quick I-PEX Bracket
5m Cable
Other cable lengths and polyester wear tape upon request

X6BHG HydroGlider
The X6B HydroGlider is a compact shoe that allows for a small constant water film between the probe and the inspected surface.

Regular delay lines reduce signal penetration and generate wedge echoes. The HydroGlider has been designed to inspect composites thicker than 40 mm without conventional wedge limitations. A special gasket ensures a good seal between the HydroGlider and the inspected surface. It’s hard wearing but also easily replaceable.

DAAH Series

D1A - High Performance
Being compact but with a fairly large elevation design, the D1 series offers deep penetration, high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), large steering and precise focussing performances to solve the most demanding inspection challenges.

Frequent applications:
General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints)
Castings, bars & billets
Structural component (large pins)
Shaft, castin, bars & billets
Flanges
Automotive parts
Machined parts

D1B - Dual Linear Array for Stainless Steel
Sharing the exact same quality design as the D1 series but packaged in a Dual Linear Array enclosure, the D1 series is particularly effective to inspect critical and attenuative components like stainless steel and dissimilar welds.

Frequent applications:
General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints
Austenitic stainless steel alloys
Dissimilar welds
Pressure vessels
Very attenuative material

D1Z - High Performance Integral Wedge for S-Scan
These probes offer the high performances of the DAAH series but packaged within a compact enclosure making it the ideal choice for a manual or encoded weld inspection solutions. The other advantages of a phased array integral wedge design are zero wedge mounting procedures nor probe-couplant variation over time and a smaller footprint to get near the weld or for thinner plates.

Frequent applications:
General & critical welds (butt, T and corner joints)
Castings, bars & billets
Structural component (large pins)
Shaft, casting, bars & billets
Flanges
Automotive parts
Machined parts

D5A - High Performance Linear Scan
With a similar acoustic design to D1 series but with 64 elements, these probes have the capabilities to generate larger linear scan (LScan or electronic scan) to cover a fairly larger area for applications such as composite inspections, blistering and corrosion mapping solutions. The D5 series will especially stand out on material penetration and signal-to-noise ratio performances.

Frequent applications:
Aerospace parts (large composite)
Large aluminium plates (delaminations)
Corrosion, blistering & thickness mapping
Critical welds of thick material

WheelProbe Series
WheelProbe is the very first and most recognized portable immersion type inspection solution using Linear Array acoustic technology. Available in different sizes and frequencies, there are models suitable for many different markets from aerospace, marine and automotive to oil & gas and power generation.

Frequent applications for composite Inspection:
Delamination & bonding sizing
Wall-loss & corrosion monitoring (aluminium)
Porosity detection
Frequent applications for corrosion mapping