Krautkrämer SNUP

Waygate Technologies’ Krautkrämer SNUP system is designed for automated ultrasonic inspection of the submerged-arc welded (SAW) seam. It is used for longitudinal or helical (spiral) weld seams.

SNUP systems are the industry standard for high throughput inspection of conventional carbon steel pipes and more complex constructions, such as CLAD pipes. These ultrasonic testing systems are built with our industry-leading technology, Phased Array or optionally conventional. The system assesses weld quality for process control prior to expansion and hydrostatic testing as well as for the final quality test. All major international standards are met, such as API, DNV, SHELL, IOGP.

We used to be GE Inspection Technologies, now we’re Waygate Technologies, a global leader in NDT solutions with more than 125 years of experience in ensuring quality, safety and productivity.

Product Features
Key Features
  • Meets final test requirements for API 5L, DNV-OS-F101 and other global pipeline operator standards
  • Standard Phased Array ultrasonic methods with optional Conventional ultrasound
  • Laser weld seam tracking
  • Available in lifting frame or portal configurations
  • Rugged, stiff steel construction to minimize factory vibration impact on ultrasonic performance
  • Automated setup with motorized probe centerline adjustment and sectorial scan optimization
  • No dimensional or wall thickness limitations
  • Optional On-bead weld inspection 
  • 100% in-process testing of LSAW welds
  • Setup for Carbon steel or CLAD pipe weld inspection on same system
  • High test speeds to keep up with multiple weld lines
  • Flexible platform with fast changeover and setup for different pipe geometries
  • Excellent ultrasonic inspection performance
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