Sonatest AlphaGage+ Precision

The Sonatest AlphaGage+ instrument uses single element transducers in Pulse-Echo configuration in order to measure to higher accuracy than corrosion gauges and meet very strict quality control requirements as in the aerospace and automotive industries.

With a wide offering of quality probes, delay line wedges and software options, the Sonatest precision gauge offering is very versatile.

Description

The Sonatest AlphaGage+ instrument uses single element transducers in Pulse-Echo configuration in order to measure to higher accuracy than corrosion gages and meet very strict quality control requirements as in the Aerospace and Automotive industries.

With a wide offering of quality probes, delay line wedges and software options, the Sonatest precision gauge offering is very versatile.

Typical applications include:

  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Rubber

Features

AlphaGage+ Standard Features

  • Echo-to-Echo functionalities
  • Up to 27 Hour battery life (high-capacity re-chargeable battery pack via the USB port)
  • Change colour and VIBRATE on alarm (ideal for inspections in loud environments)
  • Wide thickness range
  • Inches, mm or μSec
  • Velocity mode
  • Fast Min/Max mode to display actual thickness and minimum and maximum at the same time
  • Gain, range, rectification, blank adjustments with live waveform
  • Datalogger 2 Gb micro SD card standard expandable to 32 Gb
  • Datalogger interfaces with Microsoft Excel
  • Multiple languages
True Thickness (under coating)

When a metal surface is protected by anti-corrosion paint or coating, true wall thickness measurement using Echo-to-Echo function is a key feature and available on all AlphaGage+ models.

Field Upgradable Features

Upgradable in the field, the AlphaGage+ is a flexible solution as it can be fully loaded from the start or upgraded anytime later by easily activating its valuable software options when required.

Data Logger (B-Scan)

Thickness readings with ID location for corrosion mapping or profile assessment and send readings to Microsoft Excel™ for further asset maintenance evaluation.

Live Waveform (A-Scan)

Display live A-scan for echo verification and real time control of acoustic range, rectification, gain and blanks or combine the A-Scan with B-Scan view for even more detailed analysis.

Oxide Scale (boiler tube)

Simultaneously display the boiler tube wall thickness as well as the internal oxide scale thickness at their velocities greatly improves the efficiency of investigation to extend tube life.

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Accessories

Standard AlphaGage+ C kit includes:

  • Echo-to-Echo functionalities
  • 2 GB microSD card
  • AC power adapter & USB cable
  • Standard 3.7V Li-ion internally rechargeable battery
  • Plastic carrying case
  • One couplant bottle
  • CD with manual
  • Data XLS interface program to export saved readings to PC. (Microsoft Excel)
  • NIST traceable calibration certificate

Software options and accessories included:

  • Access to dual and single element probe database.
  • One DKS-537 transducer
    (5 MHz. .375″ diameter transducer with potted cable.

Recommended Accessories

149103 AlphaGage+ Plastic Carry Case
149104 AlphaGage+ Li-ion Battery Pack
149105 AlphaGage+ Rubber Boot & Neck Strap
149106 AlphaGage+ Alkaline Battery Pack
149107 AlphaGage+ Charger with USB
149108 AlphaGage+ Magnetic Ball Head
149109 AlphaGage+ Neck Strap
USB-09-6 AlphaGage+ Mini USB cable 6 foot

Feature Software options:

AlphaGage+ CDL with Data Logging software feature including:

  • Datalogger functionalities
  • B-Scan (time based)
  • Temperature correction

AlphaGage+ CW with Waveform software feature including:

  • Live A-Scan
  • Positive/Negative/Full signal rectification
  • Adjustable range
  • Temperature correction
  • Coating thickness

AlphaGage+ CDLW including:

  • All of the above
  • Rubber Boot with Neck Strap

Precision and Oxide Scale software functionalities can also be added to the AlphaGage+ Corrosion model, refer to AlphaGage+ Precision web page for more information.

Accessories

Standard AlphaGage+ P kit includes:

  • Echo-to-Echo functionalities
  • 2 GB microSD card
  • AC power adapter & USB cable
  • Standard 3.7V Li-ion internally rechargeable battery
  • Plastic carrying case
  • One couplant bottle
  • CD with manual
  • Data XLS interface program to export saved readings to PC. (Microsoft Excel)
  • NIST traceable calibration certificate

Software options and accessories included:

  • Access to single element probe database.
  • One DKL1025 transducer
    (10 MHz, 0.25″ diameter with Lemo to Microdot cable 6″).

Recommended Accessories

149103 AlphaGage+ Plastic Carry Case
149104 AlphaGage+ Li-ion Battery Pack
149105 AlphaGage+ Rubber Boot & Neck Strap
149106 AlphaGage+ Alkaline Battery Pack
149107 AlphaGage+ Charger with USB
149108 AlphaGage+ Magnetic Ball Head
149109 AlphaGage+ Neck Strap
USB-09-6 AlphaGage+ Mini USB cable 6 foot

Software options:

AlphaGage+ PDL with Data Logging software feature including:

  • Datalogger functionalities
  • B-Scan (time based)
  • Temperature correction

AlphaGage+ PW with Waveform software feature including:

  • Live A-Scan
  • Positive/Negative/Full signal rectification
  • Adjustable range
  • Temperature correction
  • Coating thickness

AlphaGage+ PDLW including:

  • All of the above
  • Rubber Boot with Neck Strap

AlphaGage+ PDLWOS with Oxide Scale software feature including:

  • All of the above
  • Simultaneous display of the boiler tube wall thickness as well as the internal oxide scale thickness

*Oxide Scale feature is available only if Precision mode, Data Logging and Waveform software options are activated.

Corrosion software functionalities can also be added to the AlphaGage+ Precision model, refer to AlphaGage+ Corrosion web page for more information.

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