Specifically designed for underwater remotely operated vehicles, Cygnus offers a dedicated ROV mountable thickness gauge, ROV MK5 UTG Kit (depth rated to 500 meters (1,640 ft)). This gauge is versatile and designed to measure metal thickness in the harshest subsea operating conditions – without the need to remove coatings.
Ideal for use in hull UTM inspection, civil engineering marine structures, offshore platforms, UWILD or IWS class surveys, subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) of infrastructure, underwater equipment.
Cygnus Instruments builds all of its equipment in the UK using only genuine and original parts and components – including Lemo® Connectors and Peli® Cases.
Key Features of the Cygnus ROV Mountable Gauge
Cygnus-Pioneered Multiple Echo Technique
CygLink Computer Software
CygLink is a Windows® application that allows remote viewing, control and data logging of the ROV gauge. The software can generate survey reports in PDF or export to a CSV file. Designed for Windows® 7 and above.
The latest version of CygLink software is available to download from ‘Software Downloads’.
|Materials||Velocities between 2,000 and 7,000 m/s (0.0800 and 0.2780 in/microsec)|
|Measurement Range in Steel||1 – 250 mm (0.040 – 10 inch) depending on selected probe and configuration, material and temperature|
|Accuracy||±0.1 mm (±0.004 inch) or 0.1% of thickness measurement, whichever is greatest, when calibrated in accordance with Cygnus Instruments calibration procedure|
|Resolution||0.1 or 0.05 mm (selectable) (0.005 or 0.002 inch)|
|Probe Options||Single crystal probes|
|Power||7.0 – 30 V DC @ 150 mA (max)|
|Size||127 x 90 mm (5 x 3.5 inch)|
|Weight in Air||900 g (2 lb)|
|Operating Temp.||-10°C to +50°C (14°F to 122°F)|
|Testing||Depth rated to 500 meters (1,640 ft)|
|Communication||RS-422, Simplex Single Pair or RS-232 TXD 2400 or 9600 Baud (selectable via DIP switches)|
|Standards||Designed for EN 15317|
|Compliance||CE, UKCA, RoHS|
|Warranty||3 years on gauge and 6 months on probe|
To compliment our ultrasonic thickness gauges we offer a range of ultrasonic probes. The performance of any ultrasonic thickness gauge relies heavily on the probe and its suitability to the material being measured. Therefore, selecting the right probe is vital. All Cygnus SINGLE CRYSTAL probes are made from stainless steel and include replaceable membranes for long life, requiring no zeroing and have a high linear accuracy.
Engineered Probe Handling Solutions
Constructed from 316 stainless steel throughout, the W1 probe handler can be held by a manipulator arm and is ideal for use on Work Class ROVs. The Cygnus S1 and G1 Probe Handlers are developed for use on inspection, observation or light work-class ROVs.
Topside Repeater Remote Display Unit
The Cygnus Topside Repeater is a remote display unit connected to the gauge with an umbilical cable. It displays the thickness measurements at the surface in real-time during the survey.
Topside Repeater with Video Overlay
The Topside Repeater can also overlay the real-time thickness measurements on to a composite video signal, displaying it on the survey monitor screen. It will also then be recorded (if there is a video of the survey), showing exact locations and the thickness measurement for future reference.