Weld Inspection System
TORUS system has been designed to carry out automated weld inspection
to the highest standards of the Nuclear Industry and to cope with
the rigorous conditions to be found in the fabrication yards of
the Offshore Industry.
It is a fully
automatic ultrasonic inspection system capable of carrying out
full volumetric inspection of butt welds in large pipes and cylindrical
incorporates the worlds leading Digitised Flaw Detector and Data
Storage and Analysis unit - Tomoscan.
automatic equipment inspects welds for transverse and longitudinal
defects using tandem, pulse echo and T.O.F.D. ultrasonic inspection
construction for site operation and easy access for maintenance.
Light weight construction - one man operation.
Fast set up and calibration.
Electrical connections designed for quick probe pan changeover.
Fast inspection - one probe pan carries sixteen probes.
Digitised flaw detector, data capture and motor controls
contained in one compact unit.
controlled system has been specifically designed for the ultrasonic
testing of butt welds in large pipework systems and cylindrical
arrays are carried over the surface in a programmable raster scan
pattern to cover the weld and H.A.Z. Each transducer is monitored
separately for coupling status throughout the inspection.
itself is designed to enable the transducers to scan all but 80mm
of its mounting length in the axial direction.
A full range
of 45, 60 and 70deg transducers are used in pitch and catch and
pulse echo firing both axially and circumferentially, each transducer
being monitored individually for coupling status.
transducers are also deployed across the weld for defect detection
and defect sizing.
computer system is capable of full digital 'A' scan capture using
800 M.Byte optical storage discs. This information, together with
all relevant data, can be stored and reproduced off-line in 'A',
'B' 'C' scan and T.O.F.D. format.
TORUS system incorporating the manipulator, transducers and Tomoscan
computer system has been designed and developed by practising
N.D.E. mechanical and electronic engineers with the help and advice
of practising ultrasonic technicians. The system has successfully
completed the inspection of 400 welds for a major oil company,
at major fabrication yards in the U.K and Norway.
Systems is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply
of the mechanical equipment and transducers. Training can be carried
out by Phoenix personnel or by R/D Tech based in Quebec, Canada,
the manufacturers of the Tomoscan system. Comprehensive customer
support is available as a matter of course. In addition, a specialised
consultancy service, based on extensive practical experience of
N.D.E systems, can be called upon to advise on specific inspection
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