Krautkramer USM 36

The new universal portable ultrasonic flaw detector from GE,
combining ergonomic and robust design and the biggest display
screen of its class with state-of-the-art UT performance.

The Krautkramer USM 36 is the latest development in GEs USM range of
flaw detectors. It combines the 21st century operating platform with the
reliable and robust hardware of GEs well-established Krautkramer
portable flaw detection instruments. It incorporates a range of innovative
features to ensure that this new instrument is adopted as the everyday
workhorse of flaw detectors by NDT inspectors globally.

The Krautkramer USM 36 has been developed for day-to-day use
throughout the industrial spectrum, from weld inspection and
corrosion measurement in the power generation and petrochemical
industries, to castings and forgings inspection and thickness
measurement in the automotive, metals and aerospace sectors
to the inspection of special materials.
Weld Inspection in the Power Generation and
Petrochemical Industries
Intuitive tools facilitate analysis and the use of color on the
ultra-bright, 7 inch screen allows significant display benefits
during weld inspection:
Monitor gates and curves are displayed in various colors;
Messages and alarms are displayed in red;
A-scans can be displayed in different colors to assist comparison;
Color display of all parameters involved in flaw location, including
sound path, surface distance, depth position and leg number;
GEs patented color coded display of legs for angle beam
Precise Thickness
Measurement in the
Automobile Industry
The Krautkramer USM 36
provides precise thickness
measurement, as the sound
path differences are measured
very accurately at the peaks of
an echo sequence.
Corrosion Measurement in the Power Generation
and Petrochemical Industries
Corrosion measurement can be carried out using dual element
probes, where the screen displays both the thickness measurement
and the A-scan, ensuring maximum reliability. A minimum capture
mode provides the thinnest measured reading at the end of a
continuous scan. An auto-freeze function, which minimizes the
probes surface contact time, is used for measuring structures and
components with hot surfaces.
Inspection of Forgings
The instruments Phantom Echo Detection technology is used in the
inspection of fine grained and long work pieces to ensure accurate
detection of flaws but not Ghost Echoes.
Inspection of Special Materials
The powerful square wave pulser which is an
available option for the Krautkramer USM 36
provides excellent penetration of difficult
materials, such as those sometimes used in
the aerospace and automobile industries.

    -Size Diagonal 7
    -Active range (W H) 152.4 91.44 mm2
    -Resolution (W H) 800 480 pixels
    -Range 4 14,108 mm (555) for longitudinal wave

    -Display shift (delay) 15 3,500 microsecond
    -Probe delay 0 1,000 micosecond
    -Velocity 250 16,000 m/s
    -PRF Automatically optimized 15 2,000 Hz,
    -3 automatic setting modes: Auto Low,
    -Auto Med, Auto High, Manual

    -Probe connectors 2 LEMO-1 or 2 BNC
    -USB interface USB type B connector
    -Service interface LEMO-1B, 8 pin

    Pulser mode Spike pulser, optionally: Square-wave pulser
    Pulser voltage 120 300 V, in steps of 10 V with a tolerance
    (SQ mode) of 10 percent
    Pulser falling/rising time max. 10 ns
    Pulser width (SQ mode) 30 500 ns, in steps of 10 ns
    Pulser amplitude low: 120 V, high: 300 V
    (Spike mode)
    Pulser energy low: 30 nS, high: 100 nS
    (Spike mode)
    Damping 50 ohms, 1000 ohms

    Digital gain Dynamic range 110 dB, adjustable in steps of
    0.2 dB
    Analog bandwidth 0.5 20 MHz
    Equivalent input noise <80 nV/vHz
    Filters Broadband: 1-5 MHz / 2, 2.25 MHz / 4, 5 MHz /
    10 MHz / 13, 15 MHz
    Rectification Positive half-wave, negative half-wave,
    full wave, RF signal

    Independent gates Gates A and B (triggering by gate A),
    Gate C (option, triggering by gate A or B)
    Measurement mode Peak, Flank, J-FLANK, FIRST PEAK

Card slot SD-card slot for all standard SD-cards
Capacity 8 GB, SD-card
Datasets UGO data structure in ASCII
Reports JPG or BMP format

Battery Li-Ion, operating time: 13 hours with full charge
Charging method (standard): internal with
power adapter
Charging method (optional): external charger
Charge level: proportional charge level indicator
Power adapter Universal power supply unit 100 240 VAC,
50/60 Hz
Size (W H D) 255 177 100 mm (10 7.0 3.9)
Weight 2.2 kg incl. battery
Languages Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English,
Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian,
Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese,
Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Damp heat and humidity EN 60068 Part 2-30
(storage) 6 cycles: 9 hrs at +25C up in 3 hrs to +55C,
9 hrs at +55C then down to +25C in 3 hrs, at
93% humidity
Vibration EN 60068 Part 2-6
2g per axis, 5 150 Hz, 1 oct/min, 25 cycles
Shocks EN 60068 Part 2-27
1000 cycles per axis, 15 g, 11 ms, half-sine
Enclosure IP66 according to IEC 60529
Operating temperature 10 55C
Cold operation 10C for 16 hrs, 502.5 Procedure II
Heat operation +55C for 16 hrs, 501.5 Procedure II
Storage temperature 20 +60C, without battery
Cold storage 20C for 72 hrs, 502.5 Procedure I
Heat storage +70C for 48 hrs, 501.5 Procedure I

    AWS AWS calibration tool, according to AWS D1.1
    Structural Welding Code
    DAC/JISDAC/CNDAC DAC calibration tool, 16 points, according to EN
    1712, EN 1713, EN 1714, ASTM E164, ASME,
    ASME III, JIS Z3060, GB11345
    TCG: 120 dB dynamic, 110 dB/s slope
    DGS DGS calibration tool, according to: EN 1712, EN
    1713, EN 1714, ASTM E164
    Data logger Grid file creation
    3G Gate C
    SWP For pulser parameter optimization,
    voltage setting 120 300 V in steps of 10 V,
    pulse width setting 30 500 ns in steps of 10 ns
    Phantom-PRF Phantom-PRF for the identification of erroneous
    echoes caused by multiple
    reflections in low-attenuation materials
    BEA Blackwall Echo Attenuation