Cyl-Tec, Inc. has introduced their new Cylinder Scanning System that uses immersion technology to ultrasonically inspect high-pressure gas cylinders.

The innovative system design includes a pneumatic tilt table; a recyclable water bath tank, a drive collar for positively clamping the cylinder, an X-Y-Z-H-R scanning bridge to position the ultrasonic scanning sensor along the cylinder wall and a Windows XP operating system. The UE-1 systems was designed and built by Digital Wave of Centennial, Colorado.

$quot;We are pleased to introduce this new Cylinder Scanning System with the highest throughput in the industry,$quot; said Jim Bennett, president of Cyl-Tec, Inc. $quot;This, we believe, is the first machine of its kind to be used for $quot;requal$quot; applications with a full degree of accuracy and repeatability.$quot;

He also explains that its easy setup and non contact nature (single transducer design) means that the system calibrates quicker and stays in calibration longer. He further outlined the system's usefulness saying, $quot;The system provides a more thorough inspection than hydrotesting and does not require devalving cylinders. The UE-1 is ISO6406 compliant and ready for HM220. It finds all required flaws and thickness standards.$quot;