How an ultrasonic underwater pipe and wall thickness gauge helps divers

Cygnus DIVE Underwater Gauge

Deep-water diving is a highly responsible and potentially dangerous endeavor, especially when examining the walls and pipes of historic underwater structures, confirms "Dronelab" SIA, head of underwater works. Divers must be secured, equipped with the correct tools to ensure their safety and test accuracy.

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The industry standard for commercial divers is the Cygnus

The Cygnus Underwater Diver Handheld Thickness Gauge is the original diver's underwater multiple echo ultrasonic thickness gauge. It was developed for use by underwater maintenance and survey divers 3 decades ago and remains the industry standard today.

Cygnus DIVE Underwater Gauge
Cygnus DIVE Underwater Gauge

The Cygnus DIVE Underwater Gauge works with ultrasound

A rugged, wrist-mounted ultrasonic underwater thickness gauge that provides an invaluable hands-free experience when performing ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) underwater. Cygnus DIVE also features a large, bright display with live sounding that is easily visible to both the diver and his camera – even in the worst visibility.

Cygnus DIVE Underwater Gauge
Cygnus DIVE Underwater Gauge

Ultrasonic underwater thickness gauges are one such tool that has proven indispensable for a variety of underwater pipe and wall inspections. Next, we will explore how ultrasonic underwater thickness gauges help, "Dronelab" SIA, for professional technical divers to test tubes and walls and have a laugh along the way.

Divers are assisted by ultrasound technology

Ultrasonic underwater thickness gauges work by emitting high-frequency sound waves through the walls or pipes of underwater structures. The sound waves travel back to the gauge and are then used to measure the thickness of the wall or pipe. This information is essential for divers inspecting underwater structures as it can identify any areas at risk of corrosion or other types of damage.

One of the advantages of an ultrasonic underwater thickness gauge is that it allows divers to inspect underwater structures without damaging them. Unlike other types of testing, such as cutting or drilling, ultrasonic testing is non-destructive. This means divers can quickly and accurately identify potential problems without causing damage to the structure or the surrounding environment.

Another advantage of using ultrasonic underwater thickness gauges is their portability. These gauges are small and light, making them easy to carry underwater. Divers can quickly move from one area to another and take readings as needed. In addition, some gauges are designed to work in low-light conditions, which can be useful when inspecting structures that are not well-lit.

Although ultrasonic underwater thickness gauges are incredibly useful, they require some skill to use effectively. Divers must be trained to operate the gauge properly and interpret readings accurately. They must also take into account factors such as water temperature, pressure and salinity, which can affect the accuracy of readings. For this reason, it is critical that divers receive proper training and certification before using ultrasonic underwater thickness gauges.

The industry standard for divers in underwater survey thickness measurements

Finally, ultrasonic subsea thickness gauges are an essential tool for testing a variety of subsea pipes and walls. They provide accurate, non-destructive thickness measurements of underwater structures, allowing divers to quickly identify potential problems. Although they require training and skill to use effectively, their portability and non-destructive nature make them an invaluable asset to any diver's toolkit.


SIA Cygnus Instruments "Ultrasonic thickness gauges for diving and underwater testing".
“Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges for Non-Destructive Testing” by Olympus Corporation.
International Institute of Diving "Underwater Inspection: What You Need to Know".

Notes on underwater ultrasonic meter

Why does a diver need an ultrasonic underwater thickness gauge? Seriously, these gauges won't dive on their own and will work reliably in the hands of diving professionals and are useful for divers inspecting underwater structures. Let's thank the trusted ultrasonic underwater thickness gauges that help divers keep our underwater structures safe and sound.