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Portable Phased Array ut instrument

TOPAZ16 is a 16-channel, portable phased array UT device for non-destructive testing (NDT) projects. Optimally designed for Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Manufacturing and Transportation applications, TOPAZ16 delivers best in class productivity with unmatched value.

Zetec has always had a reputation of a premier products supplier of NDT solutions. TOPAZ16 is our entry into more mainstream inspection markets. It is ideal for the most common applications including:

  • Weld inspections
  • Corrosion mapping
  • Encoded or manual inspections
  • Complex component inspections and more

Featuring powerful UltraVision touch software onboard, TOPAZ16 data analysis and reporting capabilities are the best in its class. Visit the UltraVision Touch page to learn more about the software features.

With a class leading operating temperature range and a rugged aluminum casing with no air intake, TOPAZ16 is built to meet a wide range of inspection demands regardless of the environment.

The 10.4″ high resolution display of this portable UT instrument has one of largest size ratios when compared to an instrument’s total footprint. This highly responsive touch screen offers the best resolution in its class so it is crystal clear inside and outdoors. Plus it can even be operated when wearing gloves.

TOPAZ16 portable 16 channel phased array is available in two versions:

    • 16/64 – Featuring up to 16 active channels on up to 64 element probes
    • 16/128 – Featuring up to 16 active channels on up to 128 element probes for enhanced inspection capabilities

Future-proof – Upgrading from the 16/64 version to the 16/128 is completed through a software update. There’s no need to return the product to Zetec for upgrading

With class leading software capabilities, temperature operating range, multi-touch screen and proven Zetec quality, TOPAZ16 delivers unmatched value. It is sized for convenience and built to perform.

Best in class features delivering new levels of productivity

Since its introduction in 2013, the award-winning TOPAZ ultrasonic instrument family has always stood for portable productivity. TOPAZ16 is no different with best in class features including:
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UltraVision Touch Software embedded

TOPAZ16 includes this powerful software onboard. Leverage one single software platform across the entire family of Zetec UT products saving valuable training time and enabling new levels of system synergies. Benefit from powerful features including:

  • Embedded advanced focal law calculator with visual feedback
  • Onboard volumetric merge and measurement tools
  • Interactive help onbaord the instrument
  • Remote control capabilities

Best in class temperature operating range

You can take full advantage of all the power of TOPAZ16 from -10 degrees Celsius to 45 degrees Celsius. Add the optional fan kit and TOPAZ16 delivers in environments up to 53 degrees Celsius. TOPAZ16 is built to meet your specific needs no matter how harsh the environment is.

10.4″ high resolution multi-touch display

TOPAZ16 features a very wide, highly responsive multi-touch screen that not only offers the best resolution in its class but also one of the largest display size to instrument footprint ratios. With TOPAZ16, you can see more data, more clearly inside or outdoors.

Multi-probe and multi group support

The TOPAZ16 makes weld inspections simple with the optional probe splitter accessory.

TOPAZ16 delivers BIG VALUE in a small footprint

Topaz16_Topaz32From preparation to reporting, TOPAZ16 is the complete solution. This fully integrated and simplified approach can reduce the amount of equipment needed to perform an inspection.

Fully integrated inspection process

TOPAZ16 is capable of handling all steps in an inspection process helping to lower costs

  • Preparation: Specimen editor and focal law calculator helps make setups simple
  • Acquisition: TOPAZ16 has the features that deliver a highly efficient data acquisition process
  • Analysis: Full suite of basic and advanced tools are onboard for a more efficient and effective analysis
  • Reporting: TOPAZ16 is ready to print standard or custom reports in a touch

Built to go anywhere

TOPAZ16_dosTOPAZ16 is compact and lightweight in a robust aluminum casing with no air intake. The full metallic housing improves durability and thermal transfer efficiency. Plus the unit weighs only 4.5 kg (10 lbs). Combine that with the best in class operating temperature range and 10.4″ high resolution touch display and TOPAZ16 will deliver the results you need almost anywhere, anytime.

More uptime with hot swap battery capability

TOPAZ16 is designed to accommodate two batteries in a hot swappable sequential discharge configuration. So as one battery is being used, the other is being charged enabling the unit to always remain powered by battery. Ideal for in-field inspections where power outlets aren’t easily accessible.

High signal quality

With digitizing up to 800% and 16-bit amplitude resolution, TOPAZ16 provides the signal quality you need with less chance of saturation.

Seamless setup with Zetec scanners and probes

Getting started with TOPAZ16 couldn’t be easier. When any Zetec scanner such as the award-winning NDT PaintBrushWeld Crawler or probe is connected, TOPAZ16 can automatically recognize and preconfigure the inspection sequence accordingly, saving valuable time.

More Flexibility to meet your needs


  • Multiple scanning configurations: sector, linear and compound
  • One Dedicated UT Channel: a separated conventional UT channel offers 200v pulser and works in P/E or P/C configurations for TOFD examinations
  • Fast and safe data transfer: TOPAZ16 features an internal solid state drive (SSD) for quick, reliable data transfer and storage during operation
  • Numerous connectivity options: TOPAZ16 has the connectivity options you need. Includes One USB 3.0 port (delivering 10x speed improvement vs. USB 2.0), two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabyte LAN, HDMI, plus one UT channel and a PA UT connector

Probe Splitter

TOPAZ16_10053569-R01Connect two PA probes at the same time for dual probe weld inspection configurations. The probe splitter is available in two different versions: ZPAC and Omni type probe connectors.

Fan Kit

TOPAZ16_10053374-R01The external fan kit extends the temperature operating range of the unit up to 53 degrees celcius enabling TOPAZ16 to fully operate where no other instrument in its class can.

Size (HxWxD)8.7 x 10.6 x 4.7 in. (221 x 271 x 120 mm.)
Weight (including one battery)10 lb. (4.5 kg)
Multi-touch Display10.4 in. wide, 1024 x 768 pixels
Air IntakeNo
Battery OperationYes
Phased Array ConnectorZPAC
Phased Array Channels16/64 or 16/128
UT Channels1 P/E or 1 P/C
Amplitude Resolution16 bits
Measurement Gates4 + 1 synchronization gate
Data InterfacesEthernet 1000 Base-T, 1x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0
Maximum PRF12 kHZ
Data Compression1, 2, 4, 8, 16
Max. Pulser Voltage (Open Circuit)105v PA UT/ 215v UT
Max. Applied Voltage (50 ohms)75v PA UT / 200v UT
Bandwidth (-3 dB)from 0.5 to 18 MHz
FilteringAnalog/Digital (FIR)
Smoothing (Video Filter)Digital
Automated Probe DetectionYes (with Zetec probe ID chip)
Automated Scanner DetectionYes (with Zetec ID chip)
Focal Laws256
Maximum Number of Samples8,192
Maximum Data File Size300MB for 16/64 version, 700MB for 16/128 version
Encoder Interfaces2 quadrature-type
PC Software ControlUltraVision Touch embedded
Serves as Protection KeyLicense for UltraVision Touch
Data Acquisition and Analysis (for remote data acquisition or off-line postprocessing)UltraVision Touch, UltraVision 3
Embedded Hard Drive256GB SSD
Video OutputHDMI
Instrument CalibrationCompliant with ISO 18563-1 / EN 12668-1
Voltage100 to 240 VAC
Frequency50 or 60Hz
Maximum Power100 VA
Operating Temperature Range14F to 113F (-10C to 45C), with external fan kit: up to 127F (53C)
Storage Temperature Range-40F to 158F (-40C to 70C)
Relative Humidity80% non-condensing
Ingress Protection RatingDesigned for IP66

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