Pipe-Line X-Ray Inspection Systems
The ScanTrac Fermata provides a high-resolution x-ray inspection for product conveyed through a pipeline. The Fermata includes a variable diameter inspection pipe assembly for accurate and repeatable inspection of product flow. The high resolution of ScanTrac’s metal ceramic x-ray tubes enables the Fermata to identify small pieces of foreign material, such as bone, metal, glass, and rubber.
The compact inspection assembly installs in a short linear space and can be equipped with a remote monitor to enable installation on pipelines well off the production floor. The standard Fermata configuration includes a 4 inch diameter inspection pipeline assembly and positive acting two-way discharge valve assembly with mounting.
High Speed Operation
The Fermata’s high speed image acquisition and processing assures a high resolution inspection at speeds in excess of 600 feet per minutes. With a four inch diameter pipe, this means inspection processing of greater than 300 gallons per minute.
Continuous Image Processing
The Fermata’s high resolution x-ray beam inspects through the specially designed pipeline inspection assembly to optimize the image resolution across the full pipeline diameter.
The total linear profile of the Fermata inspection assembly is slightly more than three feet. With the ejection valve assembly mounted immediately downstream of the inspection system, less than 5 feet of linear space is required.
The Fermata’s quick access doors and flexible pipeline connections assure convenient access for review of the inspection assembly and cleaning.