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Ultrasonic transducers designed from the ground up to operate continuously in extreme environments.
Powered by the Ionix novel and proprietary piezoelectric technology, HotSense™ transducers offer reliable, stable and cost effective ultrasonic measurements at temperatures from –55 °C up to +550 °C and in the presence of ionizing radiation.

For use in applications across refining, oil & gas, energy, nuclear, aerospace and process sectors.

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Ionix combine our market leading, award winning HotSense sensors with the best-fit data collection system to provide a complete monitoring solution to deliver key asset integrity data, meeting cost, HSE, and operational targets. With our holistic approach and unique skill set, Ionix provide expert guidance and project management services for selection, installation and operation of your qualified system for monitoring applications, enabling you to digitalise data collection, including data health checks to provide continual improvement

OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Meeting your in-service
monitoring & inspection needs

NON-INVASIVE THICKNESS & CORROSION MONITORING

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Certification:


Wireless Node certified to IS/Class I, Division 1, Groups A/B/C/D;
Ex ia IIC T4 for -55 °C ≤ Ta ≤ +55 °C;

Sensors & System Solutions

We combine our market leading HotSense sensors with the best fit data collection systems to provide a complete non-invasive corrosion monitoring solutions to deliver key asset integrity data, meeting cost, HSE, and operational targets.

Minimise operation risk and maximise productivity with enhanced asset data and intelligence.

OPTIMISED

  • Increase what can be monitored -55˚C to +550˚C
    [-67 to 1,022 ˚F].
  • Increase Safety – certified FM Cl 1 Dv 1-2, ATEX & IECEx Zone 0-1
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Cost efficient
  • Improved network stability
  • Maximise flexibility

AUTOMATED

  • Automated measurements
  • Data Security
  • Configurable alarms
  • In-house data access
  • Built-in calibration

WIRELESS

  • Fully WirelessHART certified and compliant
  • Remote measurement configuration and maintenance
  • Battery monitoring and simple replacemen

NEW!

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Certifications:


Compatible with intrinsically safe installations
to IEC 60079-14

HotSense™ Measurement Hub™

Low cost entry to thickness monitoring

Complete fixed-point ultrasonic thickness measurement solution for use with standard UT devices (thickness gauges and flaw detectors). The lowest cost entry point for non-invasive corrosion and erosion on-demand monitoring. Ideal for reducing Capex in applications across the refining, oil & gas, energy, nuclear and process sectors.

MEASUREMENT HUB™


  • Houses up to 4 sensor connections to enable quick and easy measurements to be collected from HotSense™ transducers from an accessible location using standard NDT equipment and procedures.
  • Optional thermocouple integration for temperature measurement and compensation
  • Compatible with Ex installation configurations to enable simple data collection.

ADVANTAGES


  • Your first step towards in-service automated integrity monitoring which uses your current NDT equipment and personnel
  • Increase your accuracy and precision by monitoring using installed transducers – up to 5X increase in precision compared to standard inspection methods.
  • Facilitate measurements in hot and inaccessible locations and increase data collection frequency for improved trending.
  • Reduce costs with replacement of intrusive manual methods and reduced scaffolding / insulation removal

IN-SERVICE TRANSDUCERS AND SENSORS

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Applications:


Thickness gauging

Thickness gauging

Crack <br> Detection

Crack
Detection

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Certifications:


Compliant to EN 12668:2 and ASTM E1065 to meet existing asset integrity UT procedures

HotSense™ HS582i, high-temperature dual element thickness gauging transducers

Reduce inspection time with no duty cycling and robust calibration.

Dual element ultrasonic transducer for high-temperature, in-service thickness, corrosion and surveys for use in applications across refining, oil & gas, energy, nuclear, aerospace and process sectors.

BUILT ON HOTSENSE


  • Built on the award-winning HotSense ultrasonic platform powered by the proprietary Ionix HPZ piezo-ceramic and offering increased heat resistance
  • Dual element thickness gauging transducer for use through -55 to +550 °C [-67 to +1,022 °F] wide temperature range for in-service assets
  • Measure remaining wall thickness down to 1mm in steel with compatible gauges
  • Range of accessories available
  • Compatible with industry standard UT gauges and flaw detectors
  • Meets the requirements of EN 12668:2 and ASTM E1065

KEY BENEFITS


  • Reduce inspection time with no duty cycling or cooling up to 350 ˚C [662 ˚F]
  • Retain calibration at temperature for better data
  • 2X increased wear resistance for corrosion surveys and mapping
  • Get asset integrity intelligence without shutdowns or outages

Applications:


Thickness <br />Monitoring

Thickness
Monitoring

Crack<br />Detection

Crack
Detection

Range<br />Sensing

Range
Sensing

Level<br />Sensing

Level
Sensing

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HotSense™ ultrasonic transducer

Ultrasonic transducer for thickness measurements in extreme environments. Designed for permanent installation and continuous monitoring. Supplied to fit with existing installation equipment or with Ionix deployment kit. Ultrasonic transducers for 0° measurements ideal for thickness, corrosion and erosion monitoring and non-destructive testing (NDT). Ideal for applications over 150 °C showing outstanding temperature stability.

Integrate into your systems and programs to:


  • Minimise operational risk and maximise productivity with enhanced asset intelligence
  • Maximise safety
  • Deliver cost-effective maintenance and repair programs without the need for costly shutdown or cooling

CLAMP ON ULTRASONIC FLOW TRANSDUCER

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Applications:


Flow<br />Monitoring

Flow
Monitoring

HotSense™ flow metering transducer

Ultrasonic transducer for clamp on flow measurement in extreme environments. Designed for permanent installation or mobile operation. Supplied to fit with existing installation equipment or with Ionix deployment kit. Offering fast and easy installation direct to asset without waveguide.

Integrate into your systems and programs to:


  • Deliver cost-effective flow monitoring in extreme environments
  • Improve data accuracy and enhance asset intelligence
  • Enhance safety with improved measurements at high temperature

SENSOR MATERIALS

HIGH PERFORMANCE PIEZOELECTRIC (HPZ) CERAMIC

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Applications:


Sensor

Sensor

Actuators

Actuators

Transducers

Transducers

Ionix has invented a series of proprietary high-performance ferroelectric, piezoelectric materials (HPZTM) which enable devices that can serve a range of demanding environment applications. Our ability to tailor materials optimised for high temperature, high strength and radiation resistance, makes for a versatile technology that is readily manufactured using conventional ceramic production techniques.

Integrate into your systems and programs to:


  • Enable sensor and actuation systems for use in extreme environments
  • Deliver online condition monitoring solutions