CYGNUS has launched its next generation of wrist-mountable Dive range of underwater ultrasonic thickness gauges.

The company said the Dive range was designed to combat poor visibility, with a “super bright AMOLED display” which is easily viewable to divers and their cameras.

“Updated topside and reporting software now allows measurements and a-scans to be displayed on the surface and data logged topside,” Cygnus said.

Cygnus also said its new “multiple-echo” technique had been endorsed by the world’s leading classification societies, including DNV and Lloyds, for measuring remaining metal thickness through protective coatings.

“The multiple-echo technique provides accurate and reliable measurements,” Cygnus said.

“This measuring technique can sometimes be difficult to achieve when measuring on extreme front face and back wall corrosion and round bars such as anchor chain links.

“Consequently Cygnus has introduced single-echo…into their product range, providing users with the flexibility to alternate between the two.”

The new Dive range has a twin-crystal probe option to assist in taking measurements on uncoated materials such as anchor chain links, extremely corroded steel and plastic outfall and dredge pipes.

The Dive range also features a new measurement stability indicator, exclusive to Cygnus thickness gauges.

“This impressive feature indicates when a reading in single-echo mode is stable by turning the thickness reading from red to yellow,” Cygnus said.