GE Measurement & Control Solutions

USM Go A flexible Flaw Detector that can be a Thickness Gauge
Now with New Features

The new ultrasonic Go platform from GE’s Inspection Technologies business combines a thickness gauge and a flaw detector in one single lightweight instrument. With fast field software upgradeability, start with a USM Go and add DMS Go flaw detector capabilities as your inspections demand, or buy both initially. The choice is yours!
See other side of the brochure for more information about the DMS Go.

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• A screen with an optimized aspect ratio to ensure highly defined echo separation. Can be recharged on. • AutoGate Threshold for faster measurement with optimum accuracy. Easy-to-Read Screen • A display screen that is the same size as those in other GE flaw detectors. areas of difficult access. leaving other hand free for other tasks. NEW Easy directory management on SD cards. NEW Yearly calibration reminder for efficient quality management. NEW Smart notes function increases reporting efficiency. which is better resolution than a standard DVD. • Can be operated with one hand.USM Go USM Go Setting New Standards in Flaw Detection Instrumentation Ergonomically Designed with the User in Mind The USM Go ultrasonic portable flaw detector has been ergonomically designed to provide an instrument that is light.or off-board. . NEW Built-in menu customization tool allows to adapt the menu structure to two levels of users. Ease of Use • Pressure-sensitive joystick imported and adapted from the successful range of remote visual inspection and ultrasonic equipment offered by GE. NEW Printable summary list of all parameters. small and easy to use in the harshest of inspection environments. lightweight. • A “Flip” function allows the instrument to be used equally well by left-handed and right-handed people. • Reports are produced in jpeg format so there is no need for special reading software. • A screen that has been ergonomically sized to help reduce eyestrain. NEW Display measurement indicators show both amplitude and distance to reduce risk of error. • Light enough to be carried throughout a whole day’s shift. belt holster. robust. • Several accessories to improve mobility are available: wrist strap. and in harsh environments. • An integrated stand allows the user to optimize the viewing angle. • The instrument’s 2 GB memory can be easily exchanged by SD cards up to 16 GB. whether hand-held or desk-mounted. such as maintaining probe in optimum position or holding on to ladders. • A standard USB connection to allow data to be downloaded from the flaw detector for further analysis or storage. User can dedicate function keys according to preference. NEW A-scan freeze mode function (for gate A and B) fascilitates working in difficult ergonomic conditions. shoulder harness.or benchmounted. • A screen that can be easily viewed. • All controls within fingertip reach. even though the instrument is much smaller than other instruments in the range. Its ergonomic features include: Portability • Small size. dust. • Battery provides up to 6 hours operation.and waterproof construction allow the instrument to be easily operated in confined spaces. when the instrument is desk. • An 800 x 480 pixel display.

please contact your local GE representative or visit www. High UT Performance • State-of-the-art electronics. For example. for a wide range of application benefits.com. including digital amplification.ge-mcs.Increasing Productivity The USM Go features intuitive operation so there is virtually no time-consuming. NEW Precise Time of Flight indication in µs. NEW Automatic Gate Threshold for the 2 gates ensuring accurate measurements made under the same conditions. an optional square wave pulser can be supplied for applications involving the inspection of highly attenuative material. For more detailed information. The instrument is dust. learning curve. You are productive from the moment you pick it up! There is no need to refer to the manual. • A wide Pulse Repetition Frequency range allows use at low PRF to inspect forged parts without any “ghost” echoes and to inspect welds at high PRF when fast and regular scanning movement is required. NEW Backwall Echo Attenuator (BEA) helps to find very small defects improving detectability. • Optional square wave pulser for more demanding applications. Versatile and Upgradeable Customized versions of the USM Go are also available. as clear instructions are provided as you go along.and waterproof to IP67 and is tested to withstand shock and vibration. specially adapted to meet specific inspection codes or applications. Other features allowing increased productivity are: • A robust molded rubber casing to withstand the harshest environments and significantly reduce downtime. NEW Video recording upto 8 minutes allows live reporting. NEW TrueDGS compatible. The versions shown in the table are currently available. allowing one-handed operation for fast and accurate adjustment. • A simple on-board data logger to collect and save thickness measurements or eventually attach the corresponding A-scan image. Navigation is simplified using the proven graphical user interface (GUI) and the innovative joystick. USM Go Options The Instrument 1 Battery Battery Charger Power Cable Transportation Case Brief Instruction Card Operating Manual on CD Manufacturer Certificate Hand Strap AWS DAC / TCG DGS Phantom PRF Square Wave Pulser DMS Go Thickness Gauge Features Backwall Echo Attenuator (BEA) USM Go Base USM Go AWS USM Go DAC AWS USM Go Advanced • • • • • • • • • option option option option option option option • • • • • • • • • • option option option option option option • • • • • • • • • • • option option option option option • • • • • • • • • • • • • • option option . All the NEW features of the USM Go are accessible to existing USM Go customers.

These include: Weld Inspection: • Trigonometric projections • AWS • DAC • DGS Inspection of Forgings and Castings: • Manual PRF adjustment • Phantom echo indicator • DGS NEW Backwall Echo Attenuator (BEA) Inspection of rails: • High PRF (up to 2000 Hz) • Lightweight: 850 g (1.USM Go A Wide Range of Applications The USM Go has been designed to provide flaw detection capability in inspection situations throughout the industrial and process spectrum.87 lb) • Small size and ergonomics Inspection of Composites: • RF Display • 2 gates with B-start triggered with echo in gate A • TCG correction with high slope 120 dB/µs • Reflector depth indicated in layer For more demanding applications: • Narrow band filters • Low noise digital amplifier • Optional square wave pulser • TCG correction with high slope 120 dB/µs NEW Backwall Echo Attenuator (BEA) . from aerospace to power generation and from the automotive sector to the oil and gas industry.

AutoMed. Gate B can support triggering by Gate A Full Wave (FW) RF Peak JFlank TOF Amplitude in.0” W x H: 800 x 480 pixels Loose Cargo (In Shipping Container) Transit Drop 516.55”) 5. AutoHigh . 15 MHz USM Go DGS Option Two LEMO-00 SAP output.8” x 4. 13.1 structural welding code DAC sizing tool 16 points compliant with TCG: 110 dB/µs slope DGS sizing tool compliant with EN 1712 NEW Shock W x H: 108 mm x 64.5 Procedure IV. 3 automatic adjustment modes : AutoLow.2 dB step 0. general exposure: 1 hr each axis 6 cycles each axis. 2.3” x 1. CSA and PSE requirements 175 mm x 111 mm x 50 mm (6. transition within 2 hrs. alarm Micro USB connector Full size SD card slot to accommodate standard SD cards Simulated spike standard. Russian and Spanish 10 cycles: 10 hrs at 60°C (140°F) down to 30°C (86°F). CE. 10 hrs at 30°C (86°F) up to 60°C (140°F). German. figure 6.All pulser measurements taken according to EN12668 specifications EN 1712. Japanese.9”) 845 g (1. 26 drops (Packaged for Shipment) Operating Temperature Range Storage Temperature Range Dustproof / Waterproof Compliance 0°C to 55°C (32 to 131°F) -20°C to 60°C (-4 to 140 °F) with battery. 4 hrs at 60°C (140°F). 2. mm.8 mm (4.Technical Specifications Environmental Battery 6 hours battery life On board charging Off board charging with optional adaptor Proportional battery gauge indicating remaining operation time Automatic energy server mode (Auto Off) allows saving battery life by putting the instrument in sleep mode automatically when not in use Charger Size Weight Languages “Universal” AC (100-240 V.Manual Control of PRF from 15 to 2000 Hz Options Backwall Echo Attenuator USM Go AWS Option USM Go DAC Option Allows improved defect detectability AWS sizing tool according to AWS D1. 15 g.2 MHz .25. µs % dB USM Go Phantom Indicator Option Positive (POS) Negative (NEG) Flank USM Go Embedded Data Logger Option USM Go Square Wave Pulser Option 14016 mm at steel longitudinal wave (557”) Dynamic range of 110 dB. Polish.5 Procedure II Protection as per Mil-Std-810F Water-. Portuguese. uni-polar square wave optional 120 V to 300 V with 10 V steps 30 ns to 500 ns with 20 ns steps Low : 120 V High: 300 V 50 or 1000 Ohms Automatically optimized between 15 Hz to 2000 Hz. 50-60 Hz) Meets CCC. Up to 16 GB memory cards can be used Jpeg and BMP reports Option for thickness or A-scan recording. 4. dust. Czech.5 Procedure I 514. 507. with 0. 503. French.20 MHz Broad band Narrow band filters 1.4 Procedure II 514. Italian. 516.4 3 cycles: 4 hrs at –20°C (-4°F) up to 60°C (140°F). 11 ms half sine. transitions within 5 minutes. compatible with UltraMATE 2 Gates (A and B). annex C.USM Go . UL.EN 1713 – EN 1714 ASME & ASME III JIS Z3060 compliant Including new trueDGS technology Custom linear and grid file creation Allows pulser parameters fine tuning Voltage adjustment from 120 V to 300 V per 10 V steps Pulse width adjustment from 30 ns to 500 ns per 10 ns steps Phantom PRF will help to identify ghost echo due to multiple reflections in low materials .5-5 Procedure I.87 lb) with the battery Bulgarian.25” x 2. Dutch. English.5.and shockproof Damp Heat and Humidity (Storage) Temperature Shock (Storage) Vibration LCD Display Active Area Screen Diagonal Pixel Resolution Connectors Probe Connectors UT Output Connector USB Interface SD Card Connector Pulser Mode Pulser Voltage (SQ Mode) Pulser Width (SQ Mode) Pulser Amplitude (Spike Mode) Damping PRF Receiver Range Digital Gain Analog Bandwidth Filters Gate Independent Gates Rectification Measurement Measurement units Memory Capacity Report Data Logger 2 GB SD card. Chinese. 10. Hungarian. 24 hrs As per IEC 529 specification for IP67 classification EMC/EMI Ultrasound EN 55011 EN61000-6-2:2001 EN 12668 ASTM E1324 E317 ANSI/NCSL Z 540-1-1994 MIl STD 45662A MIL STD 2154 Pulser .

com .USM Go Upgrade your USM Go to the DMS Go Thickness Gauge The USM Go uses the same operating and navigating platform as the DMS Go portable thickness gauge. For more information contact your local GE representative or visit www. A further benefit of this dual modality is a significant reduction in operator training times. This means that NDT personnel now need to carry only one inspection instrument to perform accurate and dependable thickness measurement and flaw detection. By means of a simple software purchase your USM Go can benefit from all the DMS Go functionalities and perform advanced thickness measurements. Choose any of the DMS Go options and add it to your USM Go package.gesensinginspection. Build your own instrument ! An extensive range of upgrade possibilities is available.

start with a DMS Go and add USM Go flaw detector capabilities as your inspections demand. The choice is yours! See other side of the brochure for more information about the USM Go. or buy both initially. With fast field software upgradeability. .GE Measurement & Control Solutions DMS Go A flexible Thickness Gauge that can be a Flaw Detector The new ultrasonic Go platform from GE’s Inspection Technologies business combines a thickness gauge and a flaw detector in one single lightweight instrument.

accuracy and reportability of thickness readings in a wide range of applications. • Ability to operate in harsh environments with IP67 sealing. which can be either large A-scan with smaller digits or large digits with smaller A-Scan. B-Scan. + 1-point calibration with User zeroing in the air (uncoupled). . • Multiple measurement modes for every applications including: + A-Scan + Thickness + B-Scan + Min / Max + Differential • Support of several standard probes and the capability to support virtually any probe using the custom probe setup feature. + 1-point calibration with Manual on-block zeroing.DMS Go DMS Go – The Way Forward in Thickness Measurement Instrumentation Views to suite everyone: large A-Scan. powerful data management and an ability to provide accurate. Operational Excellence The DMS Go has been designed to provide improved reliability. • Automatic gain control for excellent repeatability and corrosion monitoring. + 1-point calibration with Auto zeroing for every measurement (coupled). • Choice of thickness view. reliable and comprehensive thickness inspection data. • Multiple Calibration and Zeroing modes for repeatable accuracy. which can be adjusted to provide optimum visibility in varying ambient light conditions. • Built-in temperature compensation algorithm allows accurate measurement up to 540°C (1000°F). The DMS Go from GE’s Inspection Technologies business is a high-end thickness gauge which combines an innovative. Easy-to-Read Screen • A large display screen. Its operational features include: High Performance Thickness Measurement • High measurement stability and reliability resulting from zero crossing measurement technique. including: + 2-point calibration. easy-to-use user interface. It is ideally suited for a wide range of applications including measuring for corrosion in the oil and gas sector and in power generation. • A screen which has been ergonomically sized to help reduce eye strain. which is better resolution than a standard DVD. Data Recorder. • An 800x480 pixel display. thickness.

versatile and easy to use in the harshest of inspection environments. • Battery provides up to 10 hours operation. grid. Its ergonomic features include: Mobility Kit: Handstrap + SD Card + Transportation Case TopCoat & Auto-V Advanced Data Recorder UltraMATE Lite Chest Harness USM Go Flaw Detector Features • • • • option option option option option • • • • • option option option option • • • • option • • • option • • • • • • • • option . and in harsh environments. supplied on CD. pdf…) to allow easy integration with user data management softwares and user quality control systems. • A USB port is included to allow instrument to PC connection if preferred – no driver needed. • A “Flip” function allows the instrument to be used equally well by left-handed and right-handed operators. • Export in different file formats (xls. • Data can be organized using pre-set (linear. custom (custom linear. shoulder harness. CSV File / Excel UltraMATE Support of large selection of probes DMS Go Options The Instrument + Zero Block 1 Battery Battery Charger DMS Go Base DMS Go TC DMS Go DR DMS Go Advanced Best-in-Class Ergonomics The DMS Go portable thickness gauge is lightweight. robust dust and waterproof construction allow the instrument to be easily operated in confined spaces. Ease of Use • Pressure-sensitive joystick imported and adapted from the successful range of remote visual inspection and ultrasonic equipment offered by GE.High Capacity Data Recorder and Compatibility with Powerful Data Management Systems The DMS Go offers powerful data recording and data management capability to meet the most demanding of thickness gauging and corrosion inspections. • All controls within fingertip reach. belt holster. • Several accessories to improve mobility are available: wrist strap. • The data recorder files can be interfaced with other 3rd party software programs using a GE software development kit. • Can be operated with one hand. html. areas of difficult access. Can be recharged onor off-board. • One hand menu directed calibration process. • Data transfer is via industry standard removable SD card up to 16 GB. works with all versions of Windows. lightweight. B-scan and MicroGRID attachments to thickness readings. Portability • Small size. csv. dat. boiler). • Compatible with UltraMATE and UltraMATE lite data management programs to allow for comprehensive analysis and documentation of data. Important features include: • Powerful on-board data recorder has capacity of hundreds of thousands readings and permits the storage of A-scan. leaving other hand free for critical tasks. • Light enough to be carried throughout a whole day’s shift. custom grid) or advanced (3D and 4D in UltraMATE) files structures. such as maintaining probe in optimum position or holding on to ladders.

DMS Go A Wide Range of Applications The DMS Go high-end thickness gauge is suited for thickness measurement in a wide variety of applications and especially for corrosion measurement/monitoring. The great variety of applications is made possible by the large selection of probes available for the DMS Go including high temperature versions. vessels and tanks in the oil and gas sectors. + Auto-V measurement mode to enable thickness to be measured on components with unknown sound velocities without the need for a calibration block. • Measurement of remaining wall thickness through thick paint coatings. even at high temperatures and on coated parts. • Measurement of high attenuation cast components in foundries • Maintenance checks in the aerospace sector. • Monitoring of power generation boiler’s efficiency by measuring Oxide Scale in boiler tube with special probe OSS-10. Typical applications include: • Inspection for corrosion in tubes. . • Inspection of complex geometry tubes in refineries and power generation plants. • Thickness measurement of austenitic materials. • Optional applications software includes: + TopCOAT technology to allow measurement of coating as well as metal thickness.

Figure 6. French.5.1 mm (0. Procedure 1 . depending on the probe. CSA and PSE requirements Li-ion battery Min 8 hours in typical DMS Go continuous operation Dual lemo-00 (Coax) EN 55011 & EN61000-6-2:2001 EN 15317.6299”/μs) Units Selectable Measurement Techniques All measurments using Zero Crossing technique single element IP to 1st echo / single element multi echo / dual-element IP to 1st echo / dual element multi echo DMS Go TC Only Measurement Display Modes Temperature Corrected Thickness Thickness and large A-Scan B-Scan MIN / MAX Capture Differential Calibration One-point. 15 g. UL.035. High. including integration of the data into Windows programs Extensive data management program for displaying and printing measurement data as graphics.01 mm or 0. Chinese and Japanese 175 mm x 111 mm x 50 mm (6. ASTM-E317 English. 4 hrs at 60°C (140°F).DMS Go Technical Specifications Water-. Pulse-width and -voltage (120 V or 250 V) automatically matched to probe Memory 2 GB SD Card included. Two-point Auto or Manual On-block and Off-block Zero Automatic V-path Correction Update Rate 32 Hz in MIN/MAX-capture Mode and B-Scan Display Mode 4 Hz or 8 Hz or 16 Hz (Selectable) in Standard Mode Receiver 110 dB Dynamic Range Automatic ain control with manual (set by user). Procedure II MIL-STD-810E method 514. Jpeg screen copy Data Recorder 100.00‘‘) in steel.010‘‘ to 25.25”) H: 64. Transitions within 5 minutes.01”) selectable over the entire measuring range Material Velocity Range 250 to 16. for managing test data.5. CE. Procedure IV.8 mm (2. 24 hrs As per IEC 529 Specification for IP67 Classification As defined by MIL-STD-810E. EN12668 . Procedure I MIL-STD-810E Method 514.and shockproof Display WVGA Color LCD with adjustable LED Backlight Active Area Screen Diagonal Pixel Resolution Environment Languages Size Weight Temperature Shock (Storage) Vibration Shock Loose Cargo (In Shipping Container) Transit Drop (Packaged for Shipment) Operating Temperature Range Dustproof / Waterproof Hazardous Atmosphere Operation Compliance EMC/EMI Ultrasound I/O Connectors Transducer Mini USB Power IN and TTL Alarm OUT Power Supply Battery Type Operating Time On Board Charging Off Board Charging with Optional Adaptor Proportional Battery Gauge Indicating Remaining Operation Time Charger “Universal” AC (100-240 V.8” x 4. MIL-STD-810E Method 503. DAT.0098” to 0. low and Auto Gain Limit Pulser Square Wave. XML.3” x 1.5. in standard operation.0” W x H: 800 x 480 pixels Measuring Range 0.000 readings per file. ASTM-E1324.9 lb) with the battery and stand including zero block 3 cycles: 4 hrs at –20°C (-4°F) up to 60°C (140°F). 50-60 Hz) meets CCC.55”) 5.717) and Auto-V Millimeter or Inch Storage Temperature Range -20°C to 60°C (-4 to 140 °F) with battery.000 m/s (0. 11 ms Half Sine. Spanish. for entering comments on files Available for integration into other software applications TopCoat (Patent# 6. MIL-STD-810E Method 516.5. General Exposure: 1 hr each Axis 6 cycles each Axis. material and surface Digital Display Resolution 0. Annex C.3. German. Multiple files can be stored on SD card up to card capacity File Formats 6 File Formats with DR Option (3 with Base Instrument) Attachments Insertion of 2x2 to 9x9 MicroGrid per Measuring Point 1 to 16 user-definable comments for each file format with up to 16 alphanumeric characters per measuring point A-Scan B-Scan Application Software UltraMATE Lite UltraMATE Software Development Kit Simple data management program for transferring measurement data files to a PC.4. 26 drops 0°C to 55°C (32 to 131°F) W: 108 mm (4. Method 511. Procedure I. CSV.9”) 870g (1.001” or 0. Up to 16 GB memory cards can be used Data export as PDF. dust. Procedure II MIL-STD-810E Method 516.40 mm to 650 mm (0.

By means of a simple software purchase your DMS Go can benefit from all the USM Go functionalities and perform advanced flaw detections. Build your own instrument ! An extensive range of upgrade possibilities is available.gesensinginspection.com . A further benefit of this dual modality is a significant reduction in operator training times. Choose any of the USM Go options and add it to your DMS Go package. For more information contact your local GE representative or visit www.DMS Go Upgrade your DMS Go to the USM Go Flaw Detector The DMS Go uses the same operating platform as the USM Go portable flaw detector. This means that NDT personnel now need to carry only one inspection instrument to perform accurate and dependable thickness measurement and flaw detection.

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