ETher NDE will be supplying the MoD with its AeroCheck+ ECT Flaw Detector, the latest flaw detector to be added to the ETher NDE range. The AeroCheck+ was launched by ETher in January 2015 and has proven to be a perfect fit for the MoD requirement, meeting all their specification needs.
The AeroCheck+ offers rotary capabilities as standard as well as offering dual frequency with auto-mix (which simplifies the sometimes complex procedure of mixing two different frequency signals) and conductivity measurement along with an outstanding frequency range from 10 Hz to 12.8 MHz.
A number of additional benefits have been introduced in the AeroCheck+: the innovative ‘Loop’ feature captures a short live signal and then allows the operator to easily optimise the instrument settings, especially phase, gain and filters, thus greatly simplifying the task of instrument set-up.
A novel feature is ‘Guides’, which allows the user to display a slide show that can be created with commonly-used desktop software allowing instructions, tutorials and procedures for the inspection to be readily available to the NDT technician on the AeroCheck+.
The MoD awarded ETher the contract on 3 September 2015, but there had been substantial previous work undertaken to get the AeroCheck+ and the bid to that successful stage, with tender submission in June 2015 and pre-qualification being achieved in August 2014.
Delivery of the units is already underway and, as business continues to grow for ETher NDE, this order contributed to a very busy and exciting end to 2015 for the company.
John Hansen, Managing Director of ETher NDE, said: “This was a hard fought contract against a worthy opponent but I’m glad to say ETher NDE’s customer focus and principle of offering our customers outstanding eddy current instrument performance at a competitive price and in a compact package resulted in our success.”