Eddyfi releases Lyft™ software version 1.1


As a world leader in advanced electromagnetic inspection technologies, Eddyfi has announced the release of Lyft™ software version 1.1. This major update comes with an electronics upgrade that dramatically improves the overall performance of the Lyft solution, allowing pulsed eddy current (PEC) to be used in a broader range of applications.

The upgraded electronics and software enable the Lyft instrument to scan thicker metal (up to 64 mm/2.5") and thicker insulation (up to 203 mm/8"). Moving forward, the system can also be used on pipes of a smaller diameter, beginning at 25 mm/1". Several other new features have also been added, such as a compensated wall thickness sizing tool, allowing for more accurate sizing of flaws smaller than the probe’s averaging area.

The inspection set-up and configuration time is typically reduced by a factor of three compared to the previous version. This is the result of the improvements made to the SmartPULSE™ feature, which is designed to automate and optimise PEC inspection set-ups. Eddyfi has also integrated several features following suggestions and lessons learned since the launch of the original Lyft solution six months ago. For example, the dynamic scanning mode (a PEC scanning method unique to Lyft) of version 1.1 is significantly superior to that of version 1.0, allowing for more flexible inspections.

The way PEC signals are processed has also been thoroughly re-evaluated. Version 1.1 includes the new A-scan analysis method, which widens the scope of use of current Eddyfi PEC probes in new applications.

“Eddyfi is committed to improving PEC technology, ensuring that our customers are always leading their industries when it comes to asset integrity management. This new release, part of the Lyft software and service plan, is available to all our customers at no additional cost,” said Martin Turgeon, Instruments and PEC Product Manager at Eddyfi. “We are thrilled to further improve the performance of our PEC solution in applications where it has already been very successful. At the same time, we are also looking forward to opening new application avenues for our reinvented PEC solution.”