Coltraco Ultrasonics Instruments

Coltraco Ultrasonic Measurement

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Coltraco Ultrasonics developed the Safeship™ concept, by which simple-to-use and highly-accurate hand-held instruments were developed for crews to use with high periodic use in demanding ergonomic and climatic environments.

Coltraco Ultrasonics Overview

The company has supported the Royal Navy, US Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, BAE Systems, Babcocks and Trescal (Rolls-Royce) and many other allied Navies for over 25 years.

We are in service in an array of complex and demanding land and marine environments from the Arctic to the Pacific and in-service with nearly 20% of the world’s Commercial ocean-going vessels, 50% of the world’s offshore energy platforms and 1 of the world’s 4 manufacturers of wind energy turbines. We offer free online training for every customer and provide technical support, spare parts and maintenance for our equipment.

The company exports 89% of its output to 120 countries. In 2019 our company won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Members of our company include winners of Lifetime Export Achievement and Young Exporter of the Year Awards for commercial service, whilst others have won Science, Innovation & Research prizes and grant awards. Our company is committed to Maritime & Land Safety, and has won numerous industry Awards in this. Our Chairman is a member of various Government & Industry Committees and Expert Advisory Groups in public service.

We are founder members of Women in Maritime and the Armed Forces Covenant and speak regularly at public and private fora. We now manufacture a range of instrumentation and constant monitoring systems.

We also pioneered the Safesite™ concept by which pressurised CO2 & Clean Agent gaseous extinguishing systems are monitored for contents alongside the monitoring of the compartment they design to discharge into, since without the “gas being held” in a space protected by an extinguishing system, it will disperse without containing the fire event.

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Coltraco Ultrasonics Products

Ultrasonic Level Meter

Ultrasonic Level Meter
Ultrasonic Level Meter

Using ultrasonic technology to check the contents of your fire suppression cylinders is non-invasive, non-destructive and non-disruptive meaning it is safer for personal and does not require the user to shut down the fire suppression system during inspection. The use of ultrasonic technology is a regulatory approved alternative method for monitoring the contents of cylinders. Our range of ultrasonic liquid level indicators are accurate to ±1.5 mm.

The non-disruptive, non-invasive nature of ultrasound contents monitoring allows testing to take place when the fire suppression cylinders are in-situ and operational. This process takes around 30-seconds per cylinder using our easy-to-use, intuitive technology. Compare this to traditional, manual weighing which requires lifting equipment, multiple people and around 15-minutes for inspection.

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Enabling inspection to take place without disruption your cylinder installation means no shut-down, saving time and no requirement for multiple operators, saving labour costs. We have a large range of level monitoring technology allowing us to be competitive with pricing and Coltraco Ultrasonics have a “Price Promise” to be the most competitive on the market.

Air and Space

Portascanner Watertight
Portascanner Watertight

Unlike alternatives such as hatch cover hose testing, ultrasonic leak testing is quick and non-invasive, allowing you to check for leaks in a matter of minutes with practically no impact on the normal operation of your facilities.

Ultrasound enables a reliable and scientific way to assess watertightness. By contrast, chalk testing is easily falsified. The Portascanner® WATERTIGHT TOUCH is the world’s first ultrasonic leak detector that is also capable of quantifying the physical extent of individual leak sites and determining the flow rate of water through them. Our leak-size quantification algorithms have been independently tested and verified by the National Physical Laboratory, meaning you can understand and quantify the risk posed by each leak or seal.

The Portascanner® WATERTIGHT TOUCH contains in-built imaging and reporting functionality to make the surveying process as smooth as possible. Technical support, training, and advice is available throughout the lifetime of the unit and we are here to help you with your application.

Portagauge® 5 Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge

The Portagauge® 5 is a multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge for measuring thicknesses of various metals and hard plastics, which ignores any coating up to 20mm in thickness.

Our Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge range has been tested and calibrated according to BS EN 15317:2013 standards on a calibrated carbon steel block that is manufactured to EN ISO 2400:2012 and ISO 7963:2006 standards. Our ultrasonic thickness gauge range are widely used in non destructive testing and has an accuracy of +/- 0.1mm.  Our multi-echo ultrasonic thickness gauges are capable of ignoring paint layers up to 20mm thick. 

The Portagauge® 5 multi echo ultrasonic thickness gauge is a highly accurate and reliable thickness gauge for measuring the thicknesses of various metals and hard plastics, developed to meet BS EN 15317:2013 which is the standard for ultrasonic testing, characterisation and verification of ultrasonic thickness measuring equipment. 

Coltraco Ultrasonic thicknes gauge
Coltraco Ultrasonic thicknes gauge

The Portagauge® 5 is capable of ignoring any coating up to 20mm in thickness, allowing the material’s true thickness to be measured.   We strive to offer the highest quality instruments, built with exceptional quality materials in the UK and remain competitively priced in the market worldwide through our unique R&D position.

We have different sensor options to meet your inspection requirements: 

  • Our standard 2.5 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE2.5-14) is our most robust and widely used sensor option for metal thickness measurements. It has a 14mm diameter sensor face and has a measuring range of 1.5mm – 100.0mm. 
  • Our 5.0 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE5.0-10) is our second most popular sensor option, commonly used for measuring wall thicknesses of small pipes. It has a 10mm diameter sensor face and capable of measuring reliably on pipes no smaller than 25.0mm (1”) in diameter. It has a measuring range of 1.5mm – 100.0mm. 
  • Our 5.0 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE5.0-6) is mostly used for measuring wall thicknesses on your smallest pipes. It has a 6mm diameter sensor face and capable of measuring reliably on pipes no smaller than 15.0mm (1/2”) in diameter. It has a measuring range of 1.5mm – 50.0mm.
  • Our 2.25 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE2.25-12) is our recommended option for measuring highly attenuative materials such as engineering plastics, if the sensor options above do not meet your required application.Hide

Permaflow Fixed, Clamp-on, Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meter

The Permaflow® is a fixed, clamp-on, ultrasonic transit time flow and heat meter that is non-invasive for measuring the flow rates of liquids containing less than 10% of gas/solid contents. It is mains powered, designed for 24/7 monitoring and is accurate to +/- 0.5% of measured value under ideal conditions.

Permaflow Ultrasonic clamp on flow meter
Permaflow Ultrasonic clamp on flow meter

The Permaflow® fixed ultrasonic transit time flow meter has been tested and calibrated at an ISO 17025 laboratory, capable of meeting accuracies of +/- 0.5% of the true flow rate. We strive to offer the highest quality instruments, built with exceptional quality materials in the UK and remain competitively priced in the market worldwide through our unique R&D position. The different types of flow measured by the Permaflow are:  

  1. Volumetric Flow Rate: such as litres per hour (l/h) or gallons per minute (gpm) etc. 
  2. Mass Flow Rate: such as kilograms per hour (kg/h) etc. 
  3. Heat or Energy Flow Rate: such as kilowatt hour (kWh) or British Thermal Unit (BTU) 

All measured values can be individually totalised giving you the total flow rate that has been measured during a particular measurement session. The system accepts PT100 thermometer inputs, allowing temperature of your liquid to be monitored simultaneously.

Two PT100 thermometers can be installed in order to monitor supply and return temperatures, commonly used in heating and chilling efficiency calculations. The system displays the measurements in various measurement units (metric and imperial options available), such as litres per hour (l/h) and gallons per minute (gpm) for flow rate, kilowatt hour (kWh) and British Thermal Unit (BTU) for energy and heat quantity. 

The system is built with modular I/O modules, with a range of different options available, allowing you to choose only what you need to save you cost and money. It comes with USB and RS232 as standard for serial communications and 16MB internal memory that is capable of logging over 90,000 measurements.

It is capable of saving measurements internally, to be exported later to a PC, or data stream directly from the system to the PC. To help to achieve reliable measurements, the system comes with built-in oscilloscope for signal diagnostics that assists you in performing a reliable measurement as part of the setting up process. Main benefits of choosing non-invasive ultrasonic transit time technology over inline flow measurement technology: 

  1. Clamp-on therefore no installation costs such as drilling into pipes and no downtime to the pipe network is present
  2. 24/7 flow rate monitoring and customisable alert options are available
  3. As there is no contact with the fluid being measured, there is no risk of pressure loss throughout your pipe network
  4. As with above, the fluid cannot damage the flowmeter, which could contribute to a longer lifespan and lower maintenance cost compared to inline flowmeters which are in contact with the fluid and risk being damaged by the pressurised flowing fluid
  5. The Permaflow® can be wall-mounted / fixed to achieve a stable and neat installation, allowing the display and measurements to be viewed clearly in a variety of room conditions 

Portasonic® 2.FL0 Handheld Ultrasonic Flow Meter

The Portasonic® 2.FL0 is a handheld, clamp on, non-invasive ultrasonic transit-time flowmeter designed to measure flow rates liquids in pipes accurate to +/- 0.5% without requiring any invasive installation. It works on a wide range of liquid types containing less than 10% solid content, and pipes from DN15 – DN2500 made from different metal or plastic materials.

Portasonic® 2.FL0 handheld ultrasonic flow meter
Portasonic® 2.FL0 handheld ultrasonic flow meter

The Portasonic® 2.FL0 handheld ultrasonic transit time flow meter has been tested and calibrated at an ISO 17025 laboratory, capable of meeting accuracies of +/- 0.5% of the true flow rate. We strive to offer the highest quality instruments, built with exceptional quality materials in the UK and remain competitively priced in the market worldwide through our unique R&D position. The different types of flow measured by the Portasonic 2.FL0 are:  

  1. Volumetric Flow Rate: such as litres per hour (l/h) or gallons per minute (gpm) etc. 
  2. Mass Flow Rate: such as kilograms per hour (kg/h) etc

Portasonic® CALCULATOR 

Calculate Internal Pipe Pressure from External Flow

The Portasonic® CALCULATOR is the first instrument capable of determining the internal pressure within pipes, using non-invasive, external flow technology. This calculator is designed to operate alongside our Portasonic 2.FL0® Ultrasonic Flow Meter.

The Portasonic is one of the world’s leading non-invasive flow meters and is an essential tool for a wide variety of maintenance and inspection needs.

Portasonic® CALCULATOR
Portasonic® CALCULATOR

The Portasonic® CALCULATOR is designed as a supporting instrument. It uses an empirical equation derived from the laws of fluid dynamics to calculate the liquid pressure to within 5% accuracy. Our knowledge of the properties of 19+ different fluids and 23 different common pipe materials has enabled us to acquire a detailed understanding of the pressure required

Calculate internal pipe pressures using external, non-invasive and portable flow sensors. To be used alongside the Portasonic 2.FLO® portable ultrasonic flow meter

Reference : coltraco.com

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