ETher SteelCheck MFL Steel Tube Inspection

ETher SteelCheck MFL Steel Tube Inspection

Portable, Rugged & Battery Operated

The SteelCheck is an affordable, battery operated, portable 3 channel(Hall Sensor and 2 coil) tube inspection unit for Carbon Steel (Ferromagnetic Tubes) using Magnetic Flux Leakage. Unlike other remote field eddy current method it is unaffected by external Aluminum Fins and has the capability to discriminate between external and internal defects. 





An example of a StripChart


  • Dedicated single method tube inspection instrument for the identification of OD, ID Defects and Wall Thinning.
  • A 3 channel (Hall Sensor and 2 coil) tube inspection unit for Carbon Steel (Ferromagnetic Tubes) using Magnetic Flux Leakage
  • Ideal for ferrous tubing, especially fin-fan tubes
  • Industry standard 12-Way Lemo and Co-axial Lemo 00 connectors
  • Intuitive user friendly interface, single level menu system, "quick function" sidebar
  • Display Modes: Time base (0.1-20 seconds, StripChart and Waterfall)
  • Internal data logging system, PC application for desktop reporting
  • 5.7" (145mm) large daylight readable display
  • Compact, rugged site proven housing - 2.6 lbs. (1.2kg)
  • 8 hrs. battery life on one charge
  • 2 year standard warranty
  • Optional ETherCover extending warranty to 5 years

Technical Specifications

SteelCheck Specifications

Probe Connector 10way LEMO 2B
Channels 1 Hall Effect Sensor, 2 coils
Construction Stainless Steel / Titanium
Max Pull 100 kg
Longevity Greater than 1000 tubes
Gain Channels 3 independent channels with gain lock
Range Gain adjustable 0 to 72dB
Increments 0.1, 1 and 6 dB Steps
Data Conversion Bit Depth 12bit
Sample Rate 5kHz
Dynamic Range 40dB
Filters Normal High Pass DC to 1kHz
Normal Low Pass 5 to 1kHz
Alarms Level Fully configurable, Freeze, Tone or visual
Display Type 24bit color, daylight readable, 5.7" (14.5cm) screen
Viewable Area Horizontal x Vertical - 4.6" x 3.4" (115.2 x 86.4mm)
Resolution (pixels) 640 x 480
Configurable Screen Full Screen, up to 4 panes with variable function
Display Modes Time base (0.1-20 seconds, Stripchart and Waterfall)
Graticules None, Grid (4 sizes: 5, 10, 15 at 20% FSH)
Offset Trace Position: ± 150%
Storage Setup Micro SD up to 32GB, storing over 10,000 settings
Stored Screen Shots Micro SD up to 32GB, storing over 10,000 settings
Inspect Comprehensive Record, Replay and Storage
Outputs PC Connectivity USB (Full PC remote control plus Real Time)
VGA Full 15 way VGA output
Languages   English. Others to follow
Power External 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 700mA
Battery Internal 8.4 V @ 3200mAh
Running Time 100% backlight over 8hrs. 
Over 10.5 hrs. with 40% backlight
Charging Time 2.5 hrs. charging time. Simultaneous charge and operation
Physical Weight 2.7 lbs. (1.2 kg)
Size (W x H x D) 9.4" x 5.7" x 2.1" (237.5 x 144 x 52 mm)
Material Aluminum Alloy Mg Si 0.5 powder coated
Operating Temperature -4° to 140°F (-20° to 60°C)
Storage Temperature Storage for up to 12 months. -4° to 95°F (-20° to 35°C).
Nominal 68°F (20°C)
IP Rating IP54

Standard Kit Includes

  • SteelCheck Instrument
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Charger
  • Manual on USB

Additional Accessories

  • PMFL187-20L10: Probe for 1˝ (2.5cm) 12 AWG with 65ft. (20m) push pull cable.
  • ATBTC-254-12SWG: Calibration tube for 1˝ (2.5cm) 12 AWG tube.
  • PMFL198-20L10: Probe for 1˝ (2.5cm) 14 AWG with 65ft. (20m) push pull cable.
  • ATBTC-254-14SWG: Calibration tube for 1˝(2.5cm) 14 AWG tube.
Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
ETher SteelCheck Kit, 3 Channel Flux Leakage Tube Testing Portable Flaw Detector MFL-ET-KISTL001 Request Pricing
Probe, MFL, Dia 0.736" (18.7mm), 20m Cable, Lemo 10-Way (To Fit Tube 1" x 12 SWG) MFL-ET-PMFL187-20L10 Request Pricing
Test Block Tube, Carbon Steel, 25.4mm - 12SWG, 1" x 12SWG ASME SA-179 Carbon Steel Tube (seamless cold-drawn low-carbon steel tubes for tubular heat exchangers, condensors) MFL-ET-ATBTC-254-12SWG Request Pricing