OGDENSBURG, NY - The PosiTector® interchangeable probes for inspection instruments, manufactured by DeFelsko Corp., Ogdensburg, NY, received a Materials Performance Corrosion Innovation of the Year award.

The American-designed and manufactured PosiTector body accepts all interchangeable probes including coating thickness (6000/200/PC), environmental (DPM), surface profile (RTR/SPG) and ultrasonic wall thickness (UTG) probes.

This innovation allows quick and easy conversion from a coating thickness gage to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change. Each probe retains its own unique calibration information, allowing for full probe interchangeability, which is an industry first.

Sponsored by Materials Performance magazine, the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year awards showcase progressive technological developments in all aspects of corrosion prevention and mitigation, and recognize the innovators who have created revolutionary solutions to combat corrosion and protect vital assets from its damaging effects.

Winners were announced at Corrosion 2014, NACE International’s corrosion conference and expo held in San Antonio, TX, March 9-13. David Beamish, DeFelsko President, was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the company. “We are very honored that a panel of leading experts in the field of corrosion chose our interchangeable PosiTector probes as the most innovative product,” said Beamish, “A sincere thank you to all who voted for us as we continue to pioneer new instrumentation for inspectors.”