Cygnus introduces Ex-certified thickness gauge

Cygnus has launched its newest product designed for getting reliable thickness measurements in explosive atmospheres, the Cynus 1 Ex-Ultrasonic Thickness gauge.

The rugged, IP67-rated, intrinsically-safe-certified instrument has applications in mines and hazardous storage tanks as well as chemical plants, oil and gas, fuel depots, road tankers and oil/gas tankers.

The company said that, like its predecessor, the Cygnus 1 is the only unit in the world of its kind to be certified to ATEX, IECEx, UKEX for Zone 0 and NRTL for Class 1, Division 1.

“The Ex takes a giant leap forward, offering impressive new selectable features including live A-Scan, comprehensive data-logging and manual measurement mode, which brings Cygnus’ intrinsically safe offering up to speed with Cygnus’ most advanced gauges,” Cygnus said.

“First of all, the three measuring modes that we are familiar with amongst Cygnus’ surface range, designed for varying levels of corrosion, multiple materials and through-coat measurement capability, are now built into this new gauge and available to hazardous and explosive environments.”

It also said the measurement verification and recording in the new releases are far more advanced; for example, the addition of Live A-Scan and B-Scan allows precise measurement verification with on-screen visuals via the large 3.5-inch outdoor-readable display. A comprehensive data-logging feature also ensures seamless data analysis and report generation.

“The entire gauge, from how it sits in your hand to collecting and storing measurements, is entirely geared towards the best user experience, making inspection quick and easy, despite the challenging environment. Four new function keys are purposely integrated to maximize ease and speed of control, four dynamic screen views aimed to suit user requirements, and a user access feature to prevent access to protected features.”

The Cygnus 1 Ex, like all Cygnus products, is manufactured in the UK. The company is now accepting pre-orders.