The Truflux is a new concept in Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) tank floor plate inspection, delivering a new level of user sophistication with innovative design. As a fully self-propelled high-resolution digital scanner, the Truflux is capable of producing highly accurate topographical images of 6-20mm storage tank floor plates.
Particular attention has been paid to the mechanical design, notably it's physical size, weighing in at just 32kg, inclusive of its slip-in-slip-out lithium ion battery pack.
The system is easy to use and highly practical; with the use of just one lever the Truflux folds down into a locked transport position. With reduced physical size and lower weight, handling and set-up requires little effort.
Innovative and efficient mechnical design.
Superior resolution (5.2mm x 1mm).
Easy Lift-Off thanks to a unique damping system.
Lightweight - 32kg including battery.
High resolution optical encoder (positional accuracy of ± 1mm over 20m scan).
Fast track-to-track scanning images.
Easy to Transport - total shipping weight under 60kg (not including the laptop).
Simple reporting via the PC laptop or USB.
Off-the-shelf battery technology.
A New INnovative Chapter in Floor-Plate Inspection
The Truflux incorporates a unique damping system designed to alleviate the usual high forces required to break magnetic contact controlling the scanner lift-off and placement; enabling an easy smooth motion, reducing any high levels of mechanical loading.
The DAQ Software has been developed for both touch-screen and standard pc applications. With fast control function set-up meaning less operator inputs per scan, this results in faster plate scan times.
TruFlux employs a proprietary Speed Compensation Algorithm to help remove spurious indications arising from this speed variations whilst scanning, which can result in adverse effects on data quality. Addtionally scanning speeds are cross-correlated back to the calibration and kept within controlled margins.
Attention has been paid to data acquisition, data handling and communication protocols which is why the entire electronics package is housed within the fully ruggedized scan-head enclosure, powered only by the USB; greatly improving site reliability, protecting the complex electronics from harsh environments.
Increased Digital Resolution with readings from 48 hall affect sensors are captured and digitised every 1.0 mm of forward travel at a scanning speed of 500mm p/sec.
On-board Auto-Drawing, Scaling and File Managment means full-scale drawings of the inspected tank floor, including auto numbering of plates and tracks can be created. Scanned plots can be positioned on to the plates, as can the the plates on to the tank image.
Material loss can be viewed as a high resolution corrossion map with extra features of zooming, panning and saving images.
Automatic scanning strategies can be generated, meaning the operator needs to only follow on-screen guidance.
The DAQ software has a preliminary PDF report output function, enabling the on-site operator to produce a first draft report following inspection completion. This enables the client to be reactive to possible issues.
The Overlay Feature places past inspection results over current ones, in both tank, plate and track format; providing the technician with an indication of corrosion growth/trends, helping with predictive analysis.