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Line CAT Plus
Company: TesTex Inc.
Contact: Info@testex-ndt.com
Address1: 535 Old Frankstown rd
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Country: USA
Phone: 412-798-8990
Fax: 412-798-8995
The Line CAT Plus takes the field knowledge we have gained from using the Line CAT and leverages it to create a robust tool for the detection of flaws in pipes and pipelines. Based off of our LFET technology, the Line CAT Plus is able to scan through coatings and paints to detect both internal and external defects. The Line CAT Plus has several new features that greatly enhance its ability and ease of use.

Scanner Pods

The new scanner pods are equipped with either four or eight distinct pickup channels, depending on the size of pipe you are scanning. This allows for a higher resolution scan and more accuracy when determining the exact location of the flaws and their volume. Each scanner pod is equipped with an LED indicator that illuminates when the scanner is over a flaw so you can determine visually where the flaw begins even without looking at the display screen.


The software has been refined to allow you to see the largest flaw response from each individual scanner pod, so you can see a zoomed out view of the pipe as it has been scanned. You are also able to zoom into the pods and see the individual channels just from one pod or all the pods in a general area.

Computer and Hardware

Instead of relying on a laptop receiving and processing information from the electronics box, we have combined the electronics box with a fully functional MS Windows computer. The Line CAT Plus is able to handle a total of 288 individual channels allowing it to handle more scanner pods and give higher resolution imaging. More area can be scanned in a single pass, speeding up the overall inspection. Linear and angular encoders allow for accurate flaw location. The computer stores scanned data, and can be accessed via VPN with an iPad, Tablet or laptop wirelessly to show real time acquisition results, or it can be connected to a monitor via VGA output. Data can be extracted using a USB drive or network port.
Enhanced scanner pods each with four or eight pickup channels each Higher resolution scans LED indicator lights alert the user when the line cat is over a flaw. Software refined for zoomed in and out view of flaws buy focusing on the whole or individual scanner channels The computer is in the device allowing for more channels The Line CAT Plus saves data and can be viewed remotely via VPN with an iPad, Tablet or Laptop Data can be downloaded via USB or network port. Linear and angular encoders for precise flaw location on reports
Faster scanning and more coverage than the original Line CAT LED indicators for on the spot flaw detection. Save data to the device, and download it later Wireless communication with the Line CAT Plus
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