PA UT (PAUT): Butt Welds - Planar and Circumferential


ISONIC EXPERT software application was created for the inspection of planar and circumferential butt welds with symmetrical bevel, and the like with use of wedged linear array probes situated either on the parent material or on the machined weld cap


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This inspection software option is available for the ISONIC 3510, ISONIC 2010, and ISONIC 2009 UPA Scope instruments and featured with:
  • Built-In Weld Geometry Editor and Ray Tracer - Scanning Pattern (Scan Plan) Design
  • Intuitive Image Guided PA Pulser Receiver with Beam Forming View
  • True-To-Geometry Cross-Sectional Coverage (sectorial and / or linear) and line scanning along the fusion line either encoded or time based
  • "On-the-fly" True-To-Geometry Weld Overlay Volume Corrected Imaging:
    • Cross Sectional Slices
    • Top (C-Scan) View
    • Side View
    • End View
    • 3D View
  • DAC / TCG Data / Image Normalization
  • Independent on TCG Angle Gain Compensation / Gain Per Focal Law Correction
  • Automatic Coupling Monitor
  • 100% Raw Data Capturing
  • Automatic Defects Alarming Upon C-Scan Acquisition Completed
  • Automatic Creation of Editable Defects List
  • Comprehensive Postrpocessing Toolkit Including:
    • Recovery and Evaluation of the Captured A-Scans from the Recorded Cross Sectional Views and C-Scans
    • Recovery of the Cross Sectional Views from the Recorded C-Scans
    • Converting Recorded C-Scans or their Segments into 3D Images
    • Off-Line Gain Manipulation
    • Off-Line DAC Normalization of the Recorded Images / DAC Evaluation
    • Numerous Filtering / Reject Options ( by Geometry / Position / By Amplitude db-toDAC / etc ) and Regeneration of the Corresponding of Editable Defects List and Storing it into a Separate FIle
    • Defects Sizing
    • Automatic creating of inspection reports - hard copy / PDF File

The movie below illustrates the inspection of the planar butt weld with use of the ISONIC 3510 instrument



The movie below illustrates the use of ISONIC 2010 instrument and the bracelet scanner whilst scanning the reference block for the inspection of circumferential butt welds in the small OD boiler tubes



The movie below illustrates the results of scanning of the Z-Cut ASTM E-1961 calibration block for the inspection of girth welds; the block contains reference reflectors (flat bottom holes and notches) at various locations. The pure S-Scan, the EquPAS S-Scan coverage and imaging were aplied along with the TFM sparpening of the pure S-Scan data:



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DOWNLOAD AND PLAYBACK THE EXEMPLARY INSTRUMENTS FILES

The archive comprices some Exemplary Instrument Files for this application

The files should be extracted from the archive and played in the regular PC running under Win'XP, 7, 8, 10 with use of the freely distributable ISONIC PA Office software package