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non-intrusive ultrasonic sensors for corrosion/erosion monitoring

Metal Samples along with Sensor Networks Inc., offers the smartPIMS® Cellular non-intrusive ultrasonic corrosion/erosion monitoring system which is battery powered and has an integral SIM card and cellular radio. The Digital Sensor Interface (DSI) unit is programmed to take thickness measurements at any user-defined time interval, then send the data to webPIMS™, a cloud based back-end for analysis, trending and more.

The smartPIMS® Cellular is used for:
• Frequent data collection to resolve corrosion-rate or pitting issues.
• Quick, easy installation - temporary or permanent.
• Areas difficult or expensive to access and not conducive to manual data collection.

monitor corrosion rate
resolution to 0.001” (0.025mm) • high-risk areas • historically problematic locations
monitor “low spots”
post-NDE screening of pits to monitor re-maining thickness • measures down to 0.040” (1.02mm)
replace/augment intrusive methods
validation of coupons, ER probes, etc.
reduce costs
reduce scaffolding and insulation removal/refitting for internal corrosion monitoring • more accurate/reliable data improving operations

  • Operates on battery (5-7 years at 1 reading/day).
  • Cellularly transmits data to webPIMS™.
  • Offers 16 single- or 8 dual-element UT sensor channels.
  • Transducers available to withstand -22°F (-30°C ) to 932°F (500°C).
  • Maintains 1 mil (0.001” / 0.025mm) resolution and 0.040” (1mm) minimum wall thickness.
  • Sensors install buried or above-ground, temporarily or permanently.
  • ATEX, IECEx, UL/CSA and Japanese hazardous-area certifications.

Technical Specifications

Digital Sensor Interface
Model: smartPIMS® Cellular
Type: Cellular (3G/4G-LTE)
Encryption Type: Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Battery Type: Li D-cell, 3.6 VDC, qty. 2
Battery Life: 5 years (typical, based on 1 reading/day)
Ultrasonic System: Channels:
Pulser Voltage:
Analog Frequency:
Digitizer Frequency:
16 ultrasonic, 1 temperature
±5V bipolar square wave
1-10 MHz (-3dB)
-10dB to +70dB
40 Msps
Class I, Div. 2, Groups A-D, T4, Class 1, Zone 2, IIC, T4
II 3G, Ex ec IIC T4 Gc, Tamb -20°C to +60°C
Enclosure: Type: Instrumentation housing
  Material/rating: Cast aluminum / NEMA 4X, IP66
  Temperature Range: -4°F to + 140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
  Dimensions (w/o antennea): 5.44 × 5.63 × 5.13” (138 × 143 × 130mm)
  Weight: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Transducer Cable:  
Type: Coaxial, ¼” dia.
Max. Length to Transducer: Standard 10’ (3.0m) and 25’ (7.6m), custom to 50’ (15.2m)
Active Area (dia.):
Overall (dia. x h):
# of transducers:
Thickness range**:
Temp. range:
Dual-Element Contact
Severe pitting
5 MHz
0.375” (10mm)
0.75” x 0.75” (19 x 19mm)
0.001” (0.025mm)
0.040 - 6.0” (1.0 - 150.0mm)
-22 to +275°F (-30 to + 135°C) magnet / adhesive
Delay-Line Contact
7 MHz
0.375” (10mm)
0.8” x 2.25” (20.3 x 57.2mm)
0.001” (0.025mm)
0.125 - 1.0” (3.0 - 25.0mm)
-22 to +932°F (-30 to 500°C) mechanical clamp
* minimum resolutions stated as typical values, but will vary with pipe condition

  Metal Samples Company
P.O. Box 8
152 Metal Samples Rd.
Munford, AL 36268
Phone: (256) 358-4202
Fax: (256) 358-4515

E-mail: msc@alspi.com
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