The ClampOn Topside CEM is an ultrasonic instrument designed to measure wall thickness loss in pipes over a defined area. It uses active ultrasound and exploits the properties of Acoustic Guided Lamb Waves to detect the changes in wall thickness relative to reference values obtained during the installation of the system. Changes to wall thickness is detected by a grid of signal paths, generated by up to 32 transducers.
The permanently installed CEM system ensures that measurements are repeated frequently and in exactly the same manner, thereby eliminating the weaknesses of manual ultrasonic thickness gauging. Wall thickness trends are generated automatically and can be observed in real time.