Portagauge® 5

Multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge

The Portagauge® 5 is a multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge for measuring thicknesses of various metals and hard plastics, which ignores any coating up to 20mm in thickness.

P/N: 2099382-5

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Overview

Multi echo ultrasonic thickness gauge

The Portagauge® 5 multi echo ultrasonic thickness gauge is a highly accurate and reliable thickness gauge for measuring the thicknesses of various metals and hard plastics, developed to meet BS EN 15317:2013 which is the standard for ultrasonic testing, characterisation and verification of ultrasonic thickness measuring equipment.  

The Portagauge® 5 is capable of ignoring any coating up to 20mm in thickness, allowing the material’s true thickness to be measured.  

We strive to offer the highest quality instruments, built with exceptional quality materials in the UK and remain competitively priced in the market worldwide through our unique R&D position. 

Some of the key advantages of Portagauge® 5 over our competitors: 

  1. It is able to ignore paint coatings up to 20mm in thickness, giving you the material’s true thickness readings accurate to +/- 0.1mm 
  2. Measurement units available in both metric (millimetres) and imperial (inches) 
  3. A-scan and oscilloscope trace functionality is included to assist your measurements, observe material condition and help verify correct return backwall echo to give you confidence that you are measuring the correct wall thickness 
  4. We have tried and tested a large number of different materials, including various metals and hard plastics, and have created a built-in database in our Portagauge® 5 containing speed of sound data of 12+ different materials pre-loaded in the unit for convenience which also includes an option to enter custom materials 
  5. For marine applications, it meets Classification Society requirements for marine thickness gauge measurement equipment and has an LCD backlight to allow working in dark, poor visibility spaces 
  6. Battery life up to 12 hours continuous use on a standard 9V PP3 battery for easy replacement, with battery saving mode – turns off after 30 seconds of inactivity 
  7. Technical support and advice available throughout the lifetime of the unit and we are here to help you with your application 

We have different sensor options to meet your inspection requirements: 

  • Our standard 2.5 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE2.5-14) is our most robust and widely used sensor option for metal thickness measurements. It has a 14mm diameter sensor face and has a measuring range of 1.5mm – 100.0mm. 
  • Our 5.0 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE5.0-10) is our second most popular sensor option, commonly used for measuring wall thicknesses of small pipes. It has a 10mm diameter sensor face and capable of measuring reliably on pipes no smaller than 25.0mm (1”) in diameter. It has a measuring range of 1.5mm – 100.0mm. 
  • Our 5.0 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE5.0-6) is mostly used for measuring wall thicknesses on your smallest pipes. It has a 6mm diameter sensor face and capable of measuring reliably on pipes no smaller than 15.0mm (1/2”) in diameter. It has a measuring range of 1.5mm – 50.0mm.
  • Our 2.25 MHz Dual-Element Sensor (Model No. DE2.25-12) is our recommended option for measuring highly attenuative materials such as engineering plastics, if the sensor options above do not meet your required application.
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What's In The Box

  Portagauge® 5 Main Unit:Handheld and battery operated main electronic unit
  Standard 2.5 MHz (Model No. DE2.5-14) Dual-Element Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge Sensor:Most robust and widely used sensor option for metal thickness measurements
  5mm Metal Test Block:25mm x 25mm metal block which is 5mm thick for testing if the equipment is operating correctly
  Ultrasonic Couplant:For ensuring good contact between sensor and material
  User Manual:Contains further information regarding functionality of the instrument and how-to-use
  Calibration Certificate:As evidence that the unit has been tested and shown to be working before dispatch
  Robust Carrying Case:For portability and ease of carrying the equipment

Technical specifications

Technical Specification
Dimensions
  • Height: 168mm
  • Width: 82mm
  • Depth: 31mm
  • Weight: 300g
Measuring Range in Steel

1.50mm – 100.00mm

Material Types

Most metals and plastics, built-in database contains the following: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel 304, Stainless Steel 316, Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, Copper, PVC, Lead, Nylon, Polyethylene (PE), Aluminium, Asbestos, Fibre Glass, Glass 

Accuracy

+/- 0.1 mm

Resolution

+/- 0.01mm 

Measurement Units

Metric (mm) and Imperial (inches) 

Measurement Mode

Multiple Echo (ignores paint coating up to 20mm thick) 

Frequency

2.25 MHz, 2.5 MHz, 5.0 MHz

Display

Full 128 x 68 pixel graphics with backlight for working in poor visibility conditions 

Additional Features
  • Custom material sound velocity input enables users to test custom materials 
  • A-scan functionality to observe material condition and verify correct return backwall echo 
  • Oscilloscope trace to assist in performing a good measurement 
Power Supply

9V PP3 battery, up to 12 hours continuous use 

Operating Temperature

Main Unit: -10°C to +65°C    

IP Rating

Main Unit: IP 65 enclosure 

Sensor Type

Dual element with 0.9m LEMO-00 cable 

Sensor Options
  • 2.25 MHz – 12mm diameter sensor, for highly attenuative engineering plastics 
  • 2.5 MHz – 14mm diameter sensor, most robust and reliable for metal thickness measurements 
  • 5.0 MHz – 10mm diameter sensor, for measuring pipes no smaller than 25mm (1”) diameter 
  • 5.0 MHz – 6mm diameter sensor, for measuring pipes no smaller than 15mm (1/2”) diameter 
Certifications
  • CE 
  • Meets marine classification society requirements for marine thickness gauging inspection equipment  
  • Coltraco is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001 approved 
Warranty
  • Main unit – 3 Year Warranty
  • Sensor –  1 Year Warranty
  • Technical Support – Lifetime of the unit

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