OKOndt Sonocon BL Portable Ultrasonic Flaw Detector

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Sonocon BL belongs to the latest generation of portable UT instruments. Using  high-end electronics and having the richest set of modes and software features, it can solve any task that can be sold with portable UT.

  • SOLID ONE with a really BIG SCREEN

Sonocon BL has an ergonomic shock-resistant ABS plastic case with additional rubber pads and is designed for use in field as well as in industrial conditions. The Sonocon BL has a 7.2” huge high-resolution display. In combination with well-designed interface, this enables observing the A-Scan without strain even distantly.

  • Versatile

Due to its case design and a 4-position folding handle, Sonocon BL can be comfortably placed on the table, pipe or another test object and even suspended. It also can be fixed on the inspector’s chest for better mobility.

  • Powerful and Multifunctional

Sonocon BL is a digital UT tester combining 3 devices in 1:

  • Flaw detector,
  • A-Scan thickness gauge,
  • Corrosion monitor

This is realized with switchable software. In “UT” version Sonocon B grants all functions of a powerful ultrasonic flaw detection necessary for its setup, defect search and their advanced evaluation.

  • Usage in harsh environments

The instrument case carries an IP65 rating. The operation temperature ranges from –30°C to +50 °C (-22°F to 122°F). The flaw detector is resistant to ionizing radiation impact and is meant for operation under high humidity conditions.

Three main advantages of portable ultrasonic flaw detector Sonocon BL
Keys of the portable ultrasonic flaw detector with a big high-resolution display Sonocon BL
  • Easy to use

Sonocon BL is highly user friendly. Its interface philosophy can be stated as “Don’t browse menus, just push a button!”. All most frequently used functions are placed on its keyboard making them accessible in a single or a couple of button presses. This makes setup and evaluation procedures several times faster. A variety of built in auto calibration procedures allow performing fast and easy calibration with straight beam, angle beam and Rayleigh wave probes on standards or even a testing object.

To help new users to get used to its interface, Sonocon BL offers a number of options:

  • Context backlight: in modes where a group of buttons considered to be used all relevant buttons are highlighted.
  • Menu items hints: All not trivial menu items show descriptions when activated (changed).
  • Menu presets: User can choose one of 3 menu system presets:
    • Full: contains all menus in 2 pages granting access to all UT instrument functions;
    • Simple1 & Simple 2: contain in one page all basic functions, grouped in a couple of menus. Also gives possibility to add any 3 or 4 extra menus from a Full Menu list.

Sonocon BL General and “UT” version

Display
Size Sonocon BL: 7.2”
Resolution 800×480
Connectors
Probe connectors 2 × BNC or
2 × LEMO-1 or
2 × LEMO-00
Analog output Alarm
USB1 Type A
LAN
Pulser
Types Spike + Square Wave (SWP)
Voltage (SWP) 50 V, 100 V,
150 V, 200 V,
250 V, 300 V,
400 V
Energy (SWP) 20 ns to 1000ns with 10 ns step Manual & Auto modes
Voltage (Spike) Low: 50 V,
High: 300 V
Damping
PRF modes Comfort, Low,
Medium, High,
Manual
PRF from 15 to 6000 Hz
Phantoms control 3 modes
Receiver
Range (at steel longitudinal wave) 8 000 mm (314 in)
Gain 0 to110 dB,
with 0.1 dB step
Max signal input 20 V p-p
Bandwidth 0.2 MHz – 27 MHz
Filters 0.2-27 MHz,
0.2-10 MHz,
2.0-21.5 MHz,
8.0-26.5 MHz,
0.5-4 MHz,
0.2-1.2 MHz,
1.5-8.5 MHz,
5-15 MHz,
0.4 MHz,
0.5 MHz,
1 MHz,
1.25 MHz,
2 MHz,
2.25 MHz,
2.5 MHz,
3.5 MHz,
4 MHz,
5 MHz,
7.5 MHz,
10 MHz,
15 MHz,
20 MHz
Filters set choice
Rectification RF, FW, Pos. HW,
Neg. HW
TCG (TVG) 110 dB;
110 dB/μs slope
Signal Average OFF / 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x / 32x / 64x
Reject (cutoff) 0-80% FSH
Measurement
Number of gates 2
Number of cursors 2
Modes 1, 2, C1, C2, 1-2, 1-C1, 1-C2, 2-C1, 2-C2, C1-C2
TOF Modes Peak, Edge (Flank)
Amplitude measurement up to 200% FSH
Units mm / in / us
Output fields 5
Alarm
Number of gates 2
Number of levels 3
Flaws evaluation
AWS
DGS (AVG)
DAC
DAC: Number of points 128
DAC codes ASME & ASME III,
EN 1712, EN 1713,
EN1714, JIS Z3060,
GB11345, GB 4730
Custom DAC curves up to 6
DAC 20-80
DAC & TCG
Memory
Setups
Datasets (with A-Scans)
Capacity 2 GB (up to 64 GB)
PC software
Other Features
Coupling control
AGC independent for both gates
Quick calibration
Quick estimate (Best signal catch)
Auto XX % (50% or 80%)
Reference gain
Peak hold (collect, peak memory)
Signals compare
Smart zoom
Choice of menu systems Full
Simple 1
Simple 2
Keyboard backlight
Smart (Context) keyboard backlight
Number of keyboard shortcuts2 41
Physical
Dimensions Sonocon BL: 10×6.1×3.1″(256×156×80 mm3)
Weight incl. battery Sonocon BL: 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
Operating temp. range -30°C to 50°C (-22°F to 122°F)
Dust & water protection IP65
Battery life 8 h
Replaceable battery

Sonocon BL “Thickness gauge +” version

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