New Multiple Echo Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge, Portagauge 5

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Our new multi-echo Portagauge® 5 will ignore paint coatings up to 20mm thick to give you a true metal reading with 0.1mm accuracy.

Portagauge® 5, as all Coltraco products, is manufactured in the UK and comes with a 3-year warranty and Technical Support for the life of the unit.

The Portagauge® 5

  • Type – Handheld Ultrasonic Multiple Echo Thickness Gauge
  • Function – Designed for testing the thickness of metals and plastics and pipework corrosion for evidence of corrosion
  • Accurate and reliable Comes with A-scan and oscilloscope trace functionality to provide visibility on the quality of signal
  • Combining all of the benefits of our previous range, this is the most intuitive, robust and accurate thickness gauge on the market
  • Customization – The easy-to-use reference database allows you to input speed of sound to measure custom materials
  • Built-in Material Database – 12 different materials pre-loaded, inc. metals and plastic allowing you to test your materials quickly
  • LCD Display –Built-in backlight for working in dark/poorly lit spaces

Stay compliant with the regulations – This instrument is ideal for both onshore & offshore applications. For offshore applications, the instrument meets Classification Society requirements for marine thickness gauging inspection equipment and it is housed in an IP65 enclosure.


NFPA 25 – Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

9.2.7 Tests During Interior Inspection. Where a drained interior inspection of a steel tank is required by, the following tests shall be conducted:

(3) Non-destructive ultrasonic readings shall be taken to evaluate the wall thickness where there is evidence of pitting or corrosion

(5) Tank bottoms shall be tested for metal loss and/or rust on the underside by use of ultrasonic testing where there is evidence of pitting or corrosion

NFPA 13 – Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler System    References made to NFPA 25 for regular inspection, testing and maintenance.


IACS – Specific requirements from IACS Procedural Requirements PR No. 19 and No.77

DNVGL – DNVGL-CG-028 – Section 3 – Basic Requirements

5) Only multiple echo instruments may be used for TM onboard all ships

Get in touch

You can reach us anytime via phone or email, we aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays)


Come say hello at our Technical Laboratory.

Coltraco Ultrasonics
NETPark Research Institute
Joseph Swan Road
TS21 3FB

United Kingdom


Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 8:30am to 6:00pm, UK.

Tel (Sales & HQ): +44 20 7629 8475
Tel (Technical): +44 1740 618 240