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Eddyfi Technologies

Eddyfi Technologies offers a diversified portfolio of NDT instruments, sensors, software, and robotic solutions for the inspection of critical components and assets in key industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, and power generation.

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Pushing the limits of advanced NDT to new heights

Eddyfi Technologies provides the highest performance Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspection technologies in the world, helping OEMs, asset owners and service companies enhance productivity, save lives, and protect the environment. Its mission is to push the limits of advanced NDT to new heights by featuring various NDT modalities and investing massively in product advancement.


Our Story - Beyond Current

Established in 2009 with the goal of pursuing and developing eddy current array (ECA) technology to its full potential for the benefit of the nuclear industry, Eddyfi Technologies has since become the reference in advanced NDT solutions. From this initial beachhead market, Eddyfi’s systematic and disciplined approach allowed successfully serving other key industries needing advanced NDT systems for the inspection of critical assets and components. Until 2016, Eddyfi’s footprint grew exclusively thanks to new applications, product development, and geographical expansion. The company then started a series of strategic acquisitions to broaden its product portfolio with synergistic modalities and complementary capabilities: Silverwing, TSC, Teletest, M2M and Inuktun all brought new NDT methods and technologies, along with an increased presence worldwide with offices in key regions to better serve customers. Simultaneously, realizing the ever-growing importance of software for industrial applications, the company increased its focus on advanced algorithms, assisted analysis capabilities (including the use of machine learning/ artificial intelligence or AI), and was first to engineer an offering based on continuously improving software for the NDT equipment market. Since its inception in 2009, Eddyfi has always been keen on doing things differently, and remains motivated – more than ever – to always be Beyond Current.

Social Responsibility
Eddyfi Technologies has the ambition to think differently and build more than just a business. We strive to positively impact our clients, competitors, employees and the communities where we operate. Simply said, we believe that we have a social responsibility and we are taking this very seriously.

Supported Causes
At Eddyfi Technologies, we believe in contributing to building strong and healthy communities where we operate. We endeavour to support causes dedicated to the next generation of scientists, those that place perseverance (academic, sports, personal development) at the core of their actions, as well as those that aim at fighting poverty and empowering our youth. This includes a significant support to United Way in Canada.

Community Week
Each year, Eddyfi hosts its annual Community Week. The objective is simple: through team effort, employees spend a workday doing something of value to our communities, whether it be through helping those in needs, working to prepare a communal park for the Summer, etc. This is an opportunity to show our passion, our team-spirit and our commitment.

Powerful Roots
Eddyfi’s co-founder and CEO Martin Theriault was born and raised in the Quebec neighbourhood of Limoilou and lower downtown. This is a very interesting and diverse community which unfortunately faces several social challenges. As a special way to giving back, a large portion of M. Theriault’s personal philanthropic involvement and financial contribution is focused on non-profit that impact the Limoilou community. This includes the Patro Roc-Amadour as well as the Centre Jacques-Cartier, two organizations near and dear to Martin' heart.


Our Values

Customer Focus
At Eddyfi Technologies, customer focus is a critical component of our strategy. Technical intimacy with our customers provides the insights that help us fulfill our mission and develop the next generation of products. We are dedicated, diligent, pragmatic in our execution, and we always go the extra mile. We meet our customers requirements by fully understanding all their expectations, expressed or implied. We truly believe that if we can’t do it, no one can.

Passion for Technology
We take pushing the limits of advanced NDT technologies to heart. The love of physics, superior attention to detail, sheer technical beauty, and forward thinking are at the core of what brings us together as a company. We channel our passion for our science into pushing industry performance to new heights.

Accountability
We serve clients that perform mission-critical NDT inspections. Very often, clients rely entirely on us to meet and surpass their inspection programs and performances. We recognize that new, innovative, or custom solutions may bring unforeseen challenges. Nevertheless, in sync with our clients, we overcome these obstacles to ensure our clients’ success. As a company, we live up to our word. No excuses.

Entrepreneurship
Eddyfi Technologies’ success and emergence is a result of doing what others could not do or simply not envision doing. As entrepreneurs, we leverage the resources around us to create and capture value as opportunities arise. We are smart, agile, and truly connected with our clients. Speed to market and accelerated learning is a crucial competitive advantage. Our work environment is flexible and nurtures this spirit by valuing initiatives and empowerment.

Products & Services
Ectane 2

Over the last decade, Eddyfi Ectane® has become the undisputed reference for heat exchanger tubing inspection and surface eddy current array, all around the globe. Thanks to a compact form-factor and its unmatched robustness, the multi-technology instrument earned a reputation for being best-in-class.


Benefits

  • All technologies required in a single instrument
  • Portable and compact
  • Robust and shock-resistant
  • Sealed and water-resistant
  • Battery-powered
  • Seamlessly integrated with Probot
  • Works with industry-leading Magnifi software

Applications

  • Heat exchangers (ferrous and non-ferrous)
  • Condensers, Feedwater heaters
  • Fin-fan air coolers and boilers
  • Chillers, air conditioning / HVAC
  • Balance of Plant
  • Surface ECA inspection for nuclear components
  • In-line / quality control surface ECA inspections

Portability and Autonomy

The Eddyfi Ectane 2 test instrument is approximately 10 L (610 cu.in.) in volume and weighs in at 6.8 kg (15 lb), making it about three times more compact than other legacy test instruments. Ectane 2 is therefore easy to carry beyond being rugged. The instrument is also battery powered with 8 hours of autonomy that eliminate the need for an external power source.

Unlike some fragile systems on the market, Ectane was built for real-life conditions: cold, hot, dusty, humid (or simply wet!), where occasional shocks and drops are meant to happen. Ectane is the tester you can trust.


Built-in Technological Versatility

Non-destructive testing of tubing and surfaces relies on a number of techniques, which often depend on the application and the materials involved. Used the Ectane 2’s built-in capabilities with almost any combination of the listed testing technologies.

Whatever the technology, Ectane 2 can drive it without external boxes or clumsy connections.

Ectane 2 can also drive partial saturation ECT probes and magnetic bias ECT probes with its onboard current source, and RPC probes with its motor drive.

Technologies

  • Eddy Current Testing 
  • Eddy Current Array 
  • Tangential Eddy Current Array 
  • Remote-Field Testing 
  • Near-Field Testing
  • Near-Field Array
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage
  • Internal Rotating Inspection System ultrasonic testing

Features

Powerful CPU Board — The Ectane 2’s board (100% Eddyfi) has a faster CPU, which delivers more punch for ultrafast probe nulling and real-time processing. This greatly contributes to making quality inspections with the Ectane 2 easier than ever before with any technology combination, whether it is ECT, ECA, TECA, RFT, NFT, NFA, MFL, or IRIS.

Improved Maximum Frequency — The maximum ECT frequency is now 10 MHz, which offers more flexibility and better performance in a variety of tubing and surface applications.

Current Source for Saturation Probes — Available on the 41-pin connector, this built-in source can be programmed to control the current output that feeds into partial saturation ECT probes and magnetic bias ECT probes.

Motor Drive for RPC Probes — The Ectane 2 is capable of driving motorized rotating pancake coil (RPC) probes, thanks to its powerful built-in motor drive. This is useful in applications where RPC probes are used to find longitudinal and circumferential cracks.
                                      

Superior Connectivity

BootP has always proven to be extremely cryptic and notoriously difficult to use. Ectane 2 is designed to be plugged into your network and simply work. There’s no longer any need for BootP, which means you can be up and running in next to no time.

Advanced Data Analysis and Reporting Software

Using Ectane 2 with Magnifi and TubePro makes your tubing data acquisition, analysis, and reporting easier than ever before. The setup and tube list wizard enable you to instantly build and acquire your tube bundle. At the same pace, you can run the assisted data analysis feature to deliver high-quality reports including all the 2D and 3D tube mapping and all the required information.



Lyft

Flexible, Fast, and Reliable Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Integrity Management Solution.

Eddyfi Lyft® can scan through thick insulation, as well as aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel weather jackets. It also benefits from a range of PECA, single-element PEC, and application-specific probes to support various applications. Who else but Eddyfi to reinvent an eddy current technique and redefine CUI programs. Got Lyft

Benefits

  • Inspect through thick metal and insulation
  • Save on insulation removal costs
  • Real-time imaging for instant results
  • One-touch automated reporting
  • Range of application-specific probes
  • Fast data acquisition
  • Easy setup with automatic optimization of pulser and receiver parameters

Applications

  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
  • Corrosion Under Fireproofing (CUF)
  • Insulated pipes and vessels
  • Through aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel weather jackets
  • In-service scab corrosion assessment, no need to remove the scale
  • In-service inspection of storage tank annular plates
  • Underwater and splash zone structures
  • Marine vessels

CUI Programs Redefined

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is possibly the greatest unresolved asset integrity problem in the industry. Current methods for measuring wall thickness over insulation (Liftoff) without removing it all have severe limitations. Lyft® is a high-performance solution reinventing Pulsed Eddy Current  

Lyft can scan through thick insulation, as well as aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel weather jackets. It also benefits from a range of PECA, single-element PEC, and application-specific probes to support various applications. Who else but Eddyfi would reinvent an eddy current technique, integrate high-productivity array to the solution and completely redefine CUI programs?

Automated Software for Reliable and Repeatable Results

The Lyft is packed with automation and advanced algorithms that remove operator-specific dependence, thanks to the power of the SmartPULSE™ technology. It automatically optimizes pulser and receiver parameters (gain, duration, time gates, filters, etc.). SmartPULSE also adjusts Wall Thickness (WT) measurements to ensure optimal performance and repeatability, while limiting the need for advanced knowledge of pulsed eddy current. The user-friendly multi-touch software also includes several innovative features, including real-time C-scan imaging (grid-mapping and dynamic modes), complete wall thickness measurements (ID and OD corrosion), as well as complete inspection management and reporting capabilities.

         

Unique to Lyft—Wall Thickness Measurement Tool for Smaller Flaws

Under sizing is a well-known phenomenon for PEC where defects smaller than the probe’s averaging area appear shallower than they really are. The Lyft’s Compensated Wall Thickness (CWT) tool mitigates the phenomenon by quantifying the minimum wall thickness of a specific region in a C-scan. The CWT tool’s specialized algorithms isolated a defect’s contribution to the A-scan signal to more precisely compute its minimum wall thickness.


Desktop Analysis Software

Lyft PRO enables advanced Lyft data analysis and features the same graphical user interface than the Lyft software, making it easy to learn and benefit from larger data layouts. This translates into Lyft instruments out in the field acquiring data while analysts work hard to extract value from acquired data. Lyft PRO makes it easier to plan inspections for several Lyft instruments. The software also has features to generate richer reports and tools to bridge calibration parameters between scan zones. Available for free to Lyft software subscribers.


SurfacePro3D is an advanced visualization and reporting software designed to automatically create components and overlay stitched C-scan data. Use it to import Lyft reports, create 3D components, and stitch color maps automatically. Easily import, export, create and edit report templates. Compile and merge inspection data with associated images, inspection parameters, and defect tables for fast and compelling reporting.

Optimized Performance for Wall Thickness and Liftoff

The Lyft solution includes several sizes of plug-and-play probes for the right balance between wall thickness and liftoff.

The PECA high-productivity probe is capable of a single-pass coverage of 457 mm (18 in) in grid or high-resolution encoded dynamic mode. It supports metal thickness 6–25 mm (0.25–1.0 in), insulation 0–102 mm (0–4 in), and stainless steel and aluminum weather jackets. CUI assessment has never been this fast, improving overall inspection productivity as much as 10 times.


The single-element PEC probe family supports metal thicknesses up to 100 mm (4 in), insulation as thick as 300 mm (12 in), and stainless steel/aluminium/galvanized steel weather jackets. They complement the array probes in limited-access, small-pipe, and thick-component inspections.

Application-Specific Probes

The patent-pending high-resolution PECA probe is designed specifically for the inspection of scabs and corrosion blisters. Using an array of dual sensors capable of spatial triangulation, the probe enables the detection of the smallest possible defects with PEC technology. It supports metal thickness 3–19 mm (0.12–0.75 in), insulation 0–50 mm (0–2 in) and a single-pass coverage of 75 mm (3 in) in dynamic or grid mode.


The tank floor probe enables the in-service inspection of storage tank annular rings. With its 4.8 mm (0.2 in) thick, super-thin titanium blade, the probe can slide up to 400 mm (16 in) under tank floor edges, assessing the remaining wall thickness of this critical region exposed to corrosion. The embedded remote controls and status LEDs are also perfect for one-person operation.

The patent-pending galvanized steel cladding probe (PEC-GS) is specifically designed to improve detection capabilities and sizing accuracy by reducing the footprint dimensions to normal. The design neutralizes the interference from the jacket, improving signal penetration, and prevents vibration for an unsurpassed signal-to-noise ratio.

Splash Zone and Underwater probes

The Splash Zone can tackle offshore applications, thanks to its rugged design, water tightness to 15 m (49 ft) in grid mode, and 25 m (82 ft) cable. The splash zone probe is flexible enough to support metal up to 76 mm (3 in) thick and insulation or marine growth up to 203 mm (8 in) thick.


Underwater probes can tackle deeper offshore applications. They are watertight down to 100 m (330 ft) and, through the long extension cable, are used with Lyft in grid-mapping mode. The embedded status LEDs ensure better control and synchronization with the topside team. The probes can be used on metal as thick as 100 mm (4 in), as well as insulation and marine growth as thick as 300 mm (12 in).

The Best of PEC in a Portable Instrument

The Lyft instrument is sealed and designed for IP65. Its magnesium alloy casing is tough, water and dust resistant, and cools without any external air exchange. The adjustable stand, the top handle, and four corner anchor points make it practical for on-site inspections. The embedded and portable Windows® PC offers standard connect-anywhere capabilities and advanced productivity tools that optimize field testing. The premium-quality 26.4 cm (10.4 in) LED display is optically bonded, non-reflective, comes with 3 mm (0.12 in) strengthened glass, and is designed for gloved hands, under any lighting conditions. The system also comes with two, hot-swappable batteries for extended battery operation.


Global NDT Equipment New Product Innovation Award Recipient

For its dedication to creating a power-packed product that solves one of the major challenges across industries, testing for corrosion under insulation, Frost & Sullivan presented Eddyfi with the 2016 Global Nondestructive Testing Equipment New Product Innovation Award,


"Eddyfi has further done away with the dependence on operators by packing Lyft with its SmartPULSE technology, wherein the system automatically iterates to find the best parameters for the inspection configuration.”

“Using an autoset feature, the probe can find the optimal configuration for measurements and repeatability, adjusting the pulse frequency, gains, and other parameters.”

Frost & Sullivan Principal Lead, Nikhil Jain


Reddy AC & Tubing ECT

Perfect for Air Conditioners (AC) and Other ECT Tubing Inspections

Eddyfi Reddy® is the solution designed to replace the wide range of aging ECT instruments for air-conditioner and ECT tubing inspections. Reddy supports all AC and ECT probes currently on the market without adapters or reference probes to balance the absolute channel. No other portable system is battery-operated or sealed, or features a bright display, automated acquisition sequences, or an analysis software for on-the-fly reporting.