Zetec – Topaz 16

Since its launch, TOPAZ® has set a new standard for portable Phased Array unit performance. Now the TOPAZ family gets bigger.

TOPAZ16, the best in class, fully integrated 16 channel phased array UT device. TOPAZ16 delivers big value in a small footprint offering best-in-class features including:

UltraVision® Touch software embedded. TOPAZ16 includes UltraVision Touch software onboard. Leverage one single software platform across the entire family of UT products. Benefit from powerful features including:

  • Embedded advanced focal law calculator with visual feedback
  • Onboard volumetric merge and measurement tools
  • Interactive help onboard the instrument
  • Remote control capability with UltraVision Touch

Best in class operating temperature range for added flexibility. TOPAZ16 is built to meet your specific demands regardless of the environment.

Topaz 16 – Overview

Topaz 16 – Corrosion Mapping Demo

Topaz 16 – Weld Inspection Demo

Multi-probe and multi-group support. With the 16/128 version, weld inspections are easy by simply adding a probe splitter accessory. The 16/64 version offers multi-group support (one probe type at a time).

10.4” high resolution multi-touch display. TOPAZ16 features a very wide, highly responsive multi-touch screen that offers the best resolution in its class.


ZETEC - TOPAZ16 - APIWELL GroupTOPAZ16 is sized for convenience and built to perform. With proven Zetec quality and innovation, TOPAZ16 is ideal for the most common inspection applications including:

  • Weld inspection
  • Corrosion mapping
  • Encoded or manual inspection
  • Inspection of complex components and more

Delivers a 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 means easy setup
  • Acquisition: Features that deliver a highly efficient data acquisition process
  • Analysis: Full suite of basic and advanced analysis tools onboard
  • Reporting: Ready to print standard or custom reports in a touch

Built to Go Anywhere. TOPAZ16 is compact and lightweight in a robust aluminum casing with no air intake. The full metallic housing improves robustness, thermal transfer efficiency and weighs only 4.5 kg (10 lb).

ZETEC - TOPAZ16 - Back - APIWELL Group1 Dedicated UT Channel. A separated conventional UT channel offers 200V (at 50Ω) pulser and works in P/E or P/C configurations for TOFD examinations.

More Uptime with a Hot Swap Battery Capability. Designed to accommodate two batteries in a hot swappable sequential discharge configuration.

Fast and Safe Data Transfer. TOPAZ16 features an internal solid state drive (SSD) for quick, reliable data transfer and storage during operation.

High Signal Quality and Less Chance of Saturation. Digitizing up to 800% and 16-bit amplitude resolution.

Easy, Seamless Setup with Zetec Probes and Scanners. When any Zetec scanner such as NDT PaintBrush, Weld Crawler or probe is connected, TOPAZ16 automatically recognizes and preconfigures the inspection sequence accordingly, saving valuable time. Also works with other scanners and probes.

ZETEC - TOPAZ16 - Ports - APIWELL GroupMore Flexibility to Meet Your Needs. TOPAZ16 offers multiple scanning configurations: sector, linear and compound.

Numerous Connectivity Options. TOPAZ16 has the Network Connectivity Options you Need.

  • 1 USB 3.0 (10x faster than 2.0), 2 USB 2.0 and gigabyte LAN, HDMI
  • UT channel: 1 high-quality UT channel for conventional UT (pulse echo, pitch-and-catch or TOFD)
  • Quality PA UT connector with a solid probe latch

Available in Two Versions:

  • TOPAZ16 – 64P – One Probe at a Time
  • TOPAZ16 – 128P – Simultaneous Probes
Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC
Frequency: 50 or 60 Hz
Maximum Power: 100 VA
Operating Temperature Range:
-10°C to 45°C (14°F to 113°F)
Operating Temperature Range with External Fan Kit:
-10°C to 53°C (14°F to 127°F)
Storage Temperature Range:
-40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Relative Humidity: 80% non-condensing
CE mark is an attestation of the conformity with all applicable directives and standards of the European Community. The TOPAZ16 is an instrument of class 1 and installation category II.
Size (H × W × D) 221 × 271 × 120 mm (8.7 × 10.6 × 4.7 in)
Weight (including one battery) 4.54 kg (10.0 lb)
Multi-Touch Display 10.4 in. – 1024 x 728 pixels
Air Intake No
Battery Operation Yes
Phased Array Connector ZPAC
Phased Array Channels 16/128 or 16/64
UT Channels 1 P/E or 1 P/C
Amplitude Resolution 16 bits
Measurement Gates 4 + 1 synchronization gate
Data Interfaces Ethernet 1000 Base-T
1 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
Maximum PRF 12 kHz
Data Compression: 1, 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
Rectification Digital
Filtering Analog / Digital (FIR)
Smoothing (Video Filter) Digital
Self-Check Yes
Automated Probe Detection Yes (with Zetec probe ID chip)
Automated Scanner Detection: Yes (with Zetec probe ID chip)
# Focal Laws 256
Maximum Number of Samples 8,192
Maximum Data File Size 300 MB for 16/64
700 MB for 16/128
Encoder Interfaces 2 quadrature-type
Onboard Software UltraVision Touch embedded
Serves as Protection Key License for UltraVision Touch
Data Acquisition & Analysis
(for remote data acquisition
or off line postprocessing)
UltraVision Touch
UltraVision 3
Embedded Hard Drive 128 GB SSD
Video Output HDMI
Instrument Calibration Compliant with ISO 18563-1 / EN 12668-1
As per MIL-STD-810G
Cold Storage – 502.5 procedure I
Cold Operation – 502.5 procedure II
Heat Storage – 501.4 procedure I
Heat Operation – 501.4 procedure II
Temperature Shock – 503.5 procedure II
Vibration – 514.6 procedure I
Transit Drop – 516.6 procedure IV
Drop Test – IEC61010-1
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