ISONIC 2006

Portable Smart All-in-One Ultrasonic Flaw Detector and Recorder


  • Large Bright High Resolution Color Touch Screen
  • Built-In Probe Position Encoding Means
  • USB, Ethernet, VGA outputs
  • Huge Data Storage Capability
  • Longitudinal, Shear, Guided, and Surface Waves
  • A-, B-, CB-, C-, D-, P-Scan and TOFD
  • Corrosion Profiling and Flaw Imaging
  • Up To 20m Length of of the Single Standard Line Scanning Record
  • Playback A-Scans for the Recorded Images
  • Comprehensive Signal Evaluation for the Live and Frozen A-Scans
  • Defect Sizing and Pattern Analysis
  • Compliance with ASME, EN, RBIM, etc

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ISONIC 2006 uniquely combines functionality and mobility of the high performance portable digital ultrasonic flaw detector with recording, imaging, and data processing capabilities of smart computerized inspection system

ISONIC 2006 allows resolving of a variety of ultrasonic inspection tasks:

  • A-Scan-based inspection using conventional pulse echo, back echo attenuation, and through transmission techniques

  • Line Scanning and Recording:

    • Thickness Profile B-Scan imaging and recording is performed through continuous capturing of wall thickness readings along probe trace
    • B-Scan cross-sectional imaging and recording of defects for longitudinal and shear wave inspection is performed through continuous measuring of echo amplitudes and reflectors coordinates along probe trace
    • CB-Scan horizontal plane-view imaging and recording of defects for shear, surface, and guided wave inspection is performed through continuous measuring of echo amplitudes and reflectors coordinates along probe trace
    • TOFD Inspection – RF B-Scan and D-Scan Imaging

    For the Line Scanning and Recording there are 2 ways of probe position encoding supported:

    • Time-based mode (built-in real time clock)
    • True-to-location mode (built-in incremental encoder interface)

  • XY-Scanning and Recording:

    • Corrosion (thickness) mapping is performed through continuous capturing of the wall thickness readings along the probe trace
    • Flaw Detection – Pulse Echo 3D imaging (C-Scan, B-Scan, D-Scan, P-Scan) and recording of defects for the longitudinal and shear wave inspection is performed through continuous measuring of the echo amplitudes and reflectors coordinates along the probe trace with the probe swiveling angle dependency where applicable
    • Flaw Detection – Through Transmission / Back Echo Attenuation 2D imaging and recording (C-Scan) is performed through continuous measuring of the signal amplitudes along the probe trace
    • CB-Scan horizontal plane-view imaging and recording of defects for the shear, surface, and guided wave inspection is performed through continuous measuring of the echo amplitudes and reflectors coordinates along the probe trace along the probe trace with the probe swiveling angle dependency where applicable

    For the XY-Scanning recording ISONIC 2006 is equipped with the built-in airborne ultrasound encoder controller and the interface to the airborne ultrasound sensors. TOFD Inspection may be performed with the use of airborne ultrasound encoding as well. The optional USB interface to the multi-axis mechanical encoder and the corresponding inspection software packages are available
For all types of the Line Scanning and XY-Scanning inspections the A-Scans are recorded for each probe position along the probe trace and may be played back and evaluated off-line at postprocessing stage. This unique feature makes it possible off-line defect characterization through echo-dynamic pattern analysis

Thickness Profile B-Scan Data recorded during Straight Line Scanning and Corrosion (thickness) Map data recorded during XY-Scanning is presented in the format compatible with various Risk Based Inspection and Maintenance procedures

ISONIC 2006 is a new generation successor of very well known ISONIC 2001 model, which became World leading multitask portable ultrasonic testing and imaging equipment during recent years (2000 though 2006) and received Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Innovation in 2004. Comparing to its predecessor ISONIC 2006 has significantly improved portability and weight, battery life, ultrasonic performance, data processing speed, and human interface

ISONIC 2006 has practically unlimited capacity for storing of:
  • Single A-Scans accompanied with corresponding instrument settings
  • Ultrasonic signal spectrum graphs (FFT) accompanied with corresponding RF A-Scans and instrument settings
  • Various A-Scans sequence records along with corresponding Thickness Profiles, B-Scans, CB-Scans, C-Scans, D-Scans, P-Scans, or TOFD Maps depending on mode of operation selected; each record is accompanied with corresponding instrument settings
ISONIC 2006 complies with requirements of National and International Codes:
  • ASME Section I – Rules for Construction of Power Boilers
  • ASME Section VIII, Division 1 – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • ASME Section VIII, Division 2 – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels. Alternative Rules
  • ASME Section VIII Article KE-3 – Examination of Welds and Acceptance Criteria
  • ASME Code Case 2235 Rev 9 – Use of Ultrasonic Examination in Lieu of Radiography
  • Non-Destructive Examination of Welded Joints – Ultrasonic Examination of Welded Joints. – British and European Standard BS EN 1714:1998
  • Non-Destructive Examination of Welds – Ultrasonic Examination – Characterization of Indications in Welds. – British and European Standard BS EN 1713:1998
  • Calibration and Setting-Up of the Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Technique for the Detection, Location and Sizing of Flaws. – British Standard BS 7706:1993
  • WI 00121377, Welding – Use Of Time-Of-Flight Diffraction Technique (TOFD) For Testing Of Welds. – European Committee for Standardization – Document # CEN/TC 121/SC 5/WG 2 N 146, issued Feb, 12, 2003
  • Non-Destructive Testing – Ultrasonic Examination – Part 5: Characterization and Sizing of Discontinuities. – British and European Standard BS EN 583-5:2001
  • Non-Destructive Testing – Ultrasonic Examination – Part 2: Sensitivity and Range Setting. – British and European Standard BS EN 583-2:2001
  • Manufacture and Testing of Pressure Vessels. Non-Destructive Testing of Welded Joints. Minimum Requirement for Non-Destructive Testing Methods – Appendix 1 to AD-Merkblatt HP5/3 (Germany).– Edition July 1989


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