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.
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.
Passion for Technology
Products & Services
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.
- All technologies required in a single instrument
- Portable and compact
- Robust and shock-resistant
- Sealed and water-resistant
- Seamlessly integrated with Probot
- Works with industry-leading Magnifi software
- 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
- 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
Advanced Data Analysis and Reporting Software
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
- 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
- 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.
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.