Meet Super IRIS (SIRIS): Your Industrial Heating And Cooling Inspection Resource
Friday, February 8, 2019

Meet Super IRIS (SIRIS): Your Industrial Heating And Cooling Inspection Resource

At Russell NDE, we proudly manufacture and supply leading NDT products for customers worldwide. Our equipment ranges in capabilities and applications and is continually expanding to include recently developed, new technology. Learn more about one of the many products we are pleased to supply, the Dacon Super Iris (SIRIS) NDT tool. As one of the most accurate methods of inspection available, SIRIS is a valuable asset to add to your NDT Toolbox.


SIRIS employs a highly accurate ultrasonic technique that can be used on ferrous and non-ferrous materials to detect pits and other faults on the ID or OD of the tubing. Commonly used for the inspection of air-fin cooler tubes, as well as heat exchanger and boiler tubing in the refining, mining, power and processing industries, and more. Data provided by SIRIS provides a full analysis of both the inside and outside of the object, with any wall thinning areas or pits clearly identified. SIRIS inspections can help avoid the costly (and dangerous) results of leaks or bursts in the tubes. The system measures remaining wall thickness with extreme precision (+/- .002"), providing additional information like the specific geometry, axial and clock location of defects.

How it Works

IRIS (Internal Rotary Inspection System) utilizes an ultrasonic transducer and a rotating mirror to accurately map and analyze the full length of the tube wall. An ultrasonic reflection (echo) takes place at the inner and outer walls of the tube; these echos are then processed by the SIRIS system. The transit time between the echoes is used to analyze the wall thickness of the tube.

Super-IRIS (SIRIS) units are designed to be ideal for the inspection of Heat Exchanger, Condenser, Air-Fin Cooler and Chiller tubes. The system provides unrivalled data sampling rates, and features live C-scan and easy to operate auto analyzing software and tube mapping, as added benefits.

Manufactured by our partner Dacon Inspection Services at their research and development centre in Asia, the SIRIS unit has quickly become a valuable method of assessment. Learn more about the benefits of adding SIRIS technology to your NDT service resources by contacting Russell NDE today.


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