ISONIC 2010

Very Powerful Superior Performance Extremely Portable
Smart Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw Detector and Recorder
with Conventional UT and TOFD Channels



Designed and built under the drive for improved detection, productivity, and reducing of inspection cost ISONIC 2010 resolves the well-known nowadays challenges faced by NDT and QA management such as increasing of nomenclature and complexity of inspections combined with more demanding codes, standards, and norms along with significant loss of domain expertise

ISONIC 2010 instrument carries the application based smart platform for the regular and advanced ultrasonic testing delivering

  • outstanding ultrasonic performance and probability of detection
  • simplicity and intuitiveness of operation and data interpretation
  • rapidness in the creation of the new inspection solutions and procedures
  • easily expandable on-board solutions base
  • reduced training time and cost
  • comprehensiveness of automatically created inspection reports

  • The optimal suitability of ISONIC 2010 for resolving of the huge variety of inspection tasks for all industries and processes involving ultrasonic NDT are strongly backed by the above listed features and technical particulars and specs below

    • Flaw Detection and Thickness / Corrosion Mapping
    • True-To-Geometry Volume Overlay and 3D Coverage and Imaging for:
      • Butt Welds (Planar and CIrcumferential) with
        • Symmetrycal or Asymmetrical Bevel or Unbeveled
        • Equivalent or Different Thickness of Jointed Parts
      • Longitudinal Welds
      • Fillet, Tee-, and TKY- Welds - Flat and Curved Parts
      • Corner and Nozzle Welds
      • Lap Joints
      • Elbow and Transit Welds
      • Simple and Complex Geometry Solid and Hollow Shafts and Axles
      • Drill Rods, Bridge Hanger Pins, Bolts
      • Turbine Blades
      • Flat and Curved Carbon Fiber, Glass Fiber, Honeycombs Parts Including Corners and Radius Areas
      • etc
    • TOFD
    • CHIME and SRGW - Short Range Guided Wave
    • Operating 1 or 2 PA Probes Simultaneously: No External Splitter Required
    • Fully Parallel Architecture 32:32 expandable to 64:64 / 128:128
    • Freely Adjustable Emitting and Receiving Aperture
    • EquPAS – the Equalized Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) Sensitivity
    • FMC/TFM
    • Intuitive User Interface
    • UT over IP: Remote Control, Observation of the Indications, Data Acquisition through LAN, Internet, Intranet, etc
    • and much more...


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    Phased Array (PA) Modality:
    • Fully parallel 32:32 PA electronics expandable to 64:64 / 128:128 functionality
    • 1 or 2 PA probe terminals: 1 X 32:32 only or 1 X 32:32 / 2 X 16:16 - switchable: there is no external splitter required for operating 2 PA probes simultaneously
    • Ability of work with PA probes carrying up to 64 and 128 elements
    • Independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture with parallel firing, A/D conversion, and on-the-fly real time digital phasing
    • Phased array pulser receiver with image guided ray tracing / scan plan designer for the numerous types of simple and complex geometry welds, shafts, bolts, spindles, composite profiles, and the like
    • 8192 independently adjustable focal laws
    • Bi-polar square wave initial pulse: up to 300 Vpp / 100 dB analogue gain / 0.2...25 MHz bandpass / 16 bit 100 MHz ADC / 32 taps smoothly tunable digital filter
    • Regular and volume overlay B-Scan / Sector Scan (S-Scan) / Horizontal Plane S-Scan (CB-Scan) coverage accompanied with all-codes-compliant A-Scan based evaluation
    • Multigroup coverage composed of several cross-sectional B- and S-Scans
    • Strip Chart
    • Single group and multigroup Top (C-Scan), Side, End View imaging formed through encoded / time-based line scanning, 3D-Viewer
    • Single side / both sides weld coverage with use of one PA probe / pair of PA probes
    • TOFD Map out of a pair of PA probes
    • Top (C-Scan), Side, End View imaging formed through encoded XY- scanning, 3D-Viewer
    • Built-in automatic coupling monitor and lamination checker for wedged probes
    • Equalized cross sectional coverage sensitivity: TCG-independent gain per focal law adjustment providing pure angle gain compensation for S-Scan, etc
    • DAC, TCG
    • Dynamic Focusing
    • FMC, TFM, Back Diffraction Technique with / without and Mode Conversion
    • Processing of diffracted and mode converted signals for defects sizing and pattern recognition
    • Operating Linear Array (LA), Ring Array (RA), Matrix Array (MA), Dual Matrix Array (DMA), Dual Linear Array (DLA), and other PA probes
    • 100% raw data capturing
    • Automatic alarming defects / generating of editable defects list upon scanning completed
    • Advanced defects sizing and pattern recognition utilities
    Conventional UT and TOFD:
    • 1 or 2 channels
    • Single / dual modes of pulsing/receiving for every channel
    • Bi-polar square wave initial pulse: up to 300 Vpp / 100 dB analogue gain / 0.2...25 MHz bandpass / 16 bit 100 MHz ADC / 32 taps smoothly tunable digital filter
    • Regular A-Scan
    • Thickness B-Scan
    • True-to-Geometry flaw detection B-Scan – straight / angle beam probes
    • CB-Scan
    • TOFD
    • Strip Chart and Stripped C-Scan
    • Parallel or sequential pulsing/receiving and A/D conversion
    • DAC, DGS, TCG
    • FFT signal analysis
    • 100% raw data capturing
    General:
    • Dual Core 1.6 GHz clock 2 GB RAM 64 GB SSD W'7PRO on-board control computer
    • Intuitive User Interface
    • Single and multi-axis encoder connection
    • Comprehensive postprocessing and data reporting toolkit
    • Remote control and data capturing with use of a regualr PC with no need in special software
    • No intake air / no cooling IP 65 light rugged case
    • Sealed all-functional keyboard and mouse
    • 6.5” bright touch screen
    • Ethernet, USB, sVGA terminals

    ISONIC 2010 uniquely combines PA, single- and multi-channel conventional UT, and TOFD modalities providing 100% raw data recording and imaging. Along with the intuitive user interface, portability, lightweight, and battery operation this makes it suitable for all kinds of every-day ultrasonic inspections

    The PA modality is carried by the fully parallel non-multiplexed 32:32 electronics with independently adjustable emitting and receiving aperture, each may consist of 1...32 elements when operating one PA probe or 1...16 elements per probe in case of operating two PA probes simultaneously: there is no external splitter required for the simultaneous use of 2 PA probes. The 64- and 128-elements PA probes may be used with the ISONIC 2010 as well upon they are connected to the corresponding instrument’s terminals through the various miniature extenders expanding the functionality to the fully parallel 1 X 64:64, 2 X 32:32, 1 X 128:128, and 2 X 64:64 modes with no multiplexing involved (depending on the type and quantity of the extenders). The groups of phased array probe elements composing the emitting and receiving aperture may be fully or partially matching or totally separated allowing flexible managing of the incidence angles, focal distances, types of radiated and received waves including directly reflected and diffracted signals either mode converted or not

    Each channel is equipped with the own pulser-receiver and A/D converter. Parallel firing, A/D conversion, and ”on-the-fly” digital phasing are performed for every possible composition and size of the emitting and receiving aperture so the implementing of each focal law is completed within a single pulsing/receiving cycle providing the maximal possible speed of material coverage

    ISONIC 2010 allows using of the various types PA probes: linear and rings arrays (LA and RA), dual linear arrays (LA), matrix arrays (MA), dual matrix arrays (DMA), Dual Linear Array (DLA), etc

    In addition to the PA electronics ISONIC 2010 carries 1 or 2 independent conventional channels for implementing of the regular UT and TOFD inspection; each channel is capable for both single and dual modes of use

    The top level ultrasonic performance is achieved through firing PA, TOFD, and conventional probes with the bipolar square wave initial pulse with wide-range-tunable duration and amplitude (up to 300 Vpp). The high stability of the initial pulse amplitude within entire duration of the positive and negative half-waves, the extremely short boosted rising and falling edges and the automatic adaptive damping improve the signal to noise ratio and resolution allowing controlling of the analogue gain over the 0…100 dB range for each modality

    ISONIC 2010 is a very powerful platform for the huge number of the practical PA UT applications available for the activation at any moment. Thanks to the unique True-To-Geometry Volume Overlap Coverage and Real Time Imaging the ISONIC 2010 is suitable for the high performance inspection of the simple and complex geometry welds (butt, longitudinal, fillet, lap, corner, elbow, etc) with scanning from one or both sides simultaneously (if applicable), bolts, bridge hanger pins, wind turbine and other shafts, annular rings, flanges, rails and railway axles and wheels, CRFP and GRFP composite panels and profiled stuff, and the like. The precise and easy reproducible automatic Equalizing of the Sensitivity within Entire Cross-Section / Volume of the Material is provided by the unique TCG-independent angle gain / gain per focal law compensation solution along with the DAC / TCG image normalization

    Thanks to the above noted True-To-Geometry Volume Overlap Coverage and Imaging and Equalizing of the Sensitivity within Entire Cross-Section / Volume of the Material the inspection results produced by the ISONIC 2010 are easy interpretable and well acceptable by the UT Pros and non-Pros as well

    ISONIC 2010 is packed into the IP 65 rugged aluminum case with no intake air or any other cooling means. The medium size 640X480 6.5” bright screen provides fine resolution and visibility for all types of inspection data presentation at strong ambient light along with the optimized power consumption rate for the outdoor operation

    ISONIC 2010 is fully compliant with the following codes
    • ASME Code Case 2541 – Use of Manual Phased Array Ultrasonic Examination Section V
    • ASME Code Case 2557 – Use of Manual Phased Array S-Scan Ultrasonic Examination Section V per Article 4 Section V
    • ASME Code Case 2558 – Use of Manual Phased Array E-Scan Ultrasonic Examination Section V per Article 4 Section V
    • ASTM 1961– 06 – Standard Practice for Mechanized Ultrasonic Testing of Girth Welds Using Zonal Discrimination with Focused Search Units
    • 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 – Use of Ultrasonic Examination in Lieu of Radiography
    • Non-destructive testing of welds – Ultrasonic testing – Use of automated phased array technology. - International Standard EN ISO 13588:2012
    • 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
    • ASTM E 2373 – 04 – Standard Practice for Use of the Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Technique
    • 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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