Final screen of Ultrasonic Set-up Wizard relates to configuration of the strip chart. Strip chart is a method of AUT data presentation whereas each pulsing-receiving shot is continuously recorded into corresponding strip ISONIC PA AUT may form strips of the following types:
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PE Amplitude / TOF Pulse Echo Strip represents peak amplitude and time of flight for signals matching with Gate and exceeding it’s threshold level Position of Amplitude Line on the strip is proportional to the signal height. Echo amplitude equal or exceeding 100% of A-Scan height brings Amplitude Line trace to full strip width level Width of gray Time of Flight (TOF) Rectangle is proportional to the signal position in the Gate. For signals, which the time of flight measurement point matches with the Gate end width of gray Time of Flight (TOF) Rectangle is equal to the full strip width For geometry echoes matching within specially designated Gate Tail the Amplitude Line is not produced, just TOF Rectangle
MAP Up to 256 Colours Palette Map Strip represents sequence of A-Scans whereas colour of points for each horizontal line is coded according to corresponding signal level and default palette
TOFD 256 gray levels TOFD strip represents sequence of RF A-Scans whereas brightness of points for each horizontal line is modulated according to corresponding signal level
Coupling Coupling Strip is formed through comparing amplitude of reference signal with the gate threshold. Green Sufficient Coupling record is provided for signals exceeding gate threshold; red Insufficient Coupling record is provided in opposite case Reshaping of Strip Chart is possible through manipulating position / lateral displacement of each strip according to the probes fitting into the scanning frame:
Calibration scanning is performed then in automatic mode to ensure that all artificial defects are sensed, resolved, and recorded at proper locations Ultrasonic Setup Wizard is finished with creation of complete Inspection Setup File; inspection becomes possible at any moment after said file is uploaded into scanning routine.
Scanning and Post processing Whilst scanning the raw A-Scan data obtained by PA, conventional, and TOFD probes is transferred to remote PC along with corresponding position encoder data. Remote PC provides raw data recording and forms strip chart in real time. Whilst scanning operator may monitor live A-Scans for every strip. Inspection results file compressing complete raw data bulk is created automatically on completion of scanning At post-processing stage it is possible to play back captured A-scans, to mark, size, and evaluate defects, to create defects list, etc.
Built-in Utilities Entering scanner parameters (gearbox rate, driving wheel diameter), encoder calibration and entering scanning speed are performed in dialogue mode through simple user interface.
Every probe either PA, conventional, or TOFD may be driven independently through appropriate pulser receiver screen. This feature is very useful for various purposes such as verification of wedges, studying of phased array focusing effects, etc.
Typical Scope of Supply 1. ISONIC PA AUT 2X64 / 16 - Portable Platform for Automatic Combined Phased Array, Conventional Pulse Echo and TOFD Inspection / 128 Phased Array (PA) Channels and 16 Conventional Pulsing Receiving Channels ISONIC PA AUT 2X64 / 16 Electronic unit o IP 67 waterproof housing o Internal PC (AMD LX 800 500 MHz, RAM-512M, Quazi-HDD Flash Memory Card 4G, Windows XP Embedded, Ethernet Interface o SW 80500201 ISONIC PA AUT Services SW Pack for on-board hardware control and communicating with remote control computer o Spare Flash Memory Card 4G - plug and play (Operating System and SW 80500201 ISONIC PA AUT Services Package installed) o 100 ... 250 VAC AC/DC converter o Incremental Encoder Terminal - 1 socket o Scanner Motor Control and Powering Terminal - 1 socket o Emergency Stop Scanner" Button o 64 Elements Phased Array Probe Terminals - 2 sockets o Conventional / TOFD probes connection terminals - 32 sockets LEMO 00 o SE 254064 PA - 64-Channel Phased Array Pulsing Receiving and Processing Card - 2 pieces o SE 254016 - 16-Channel UDS 3-6 Pulser Receiver Card - 1 piece o Bipolar Square Wave – Tunable Width / Tunable Firing Level Pulser; Single / Dual Modes of Operation; Special Probe Protection Circuit to Prevent Probe Damage for Not Properly Adjusted Pulse Width o Gain: 0...100 dB controllable in 0.5 dB resolution; Advanced Low Noise Design: 81mV peak to peak input referred to 80 dB gain / 25 MHz bandwidth; Frequency Band: 0.2 … 25 MHz Wide Band / 32-Taps FIR bandpass digital filter with controllable lower and upper frequency limits Toshiba Satellite Laptop Control Computer 100 ... 250 VAC AC/DC converter (SK 80500201) - 2 pieces (1 for operation + 1 spare) 25 meter length armoured power / data umbilical (SK 80500207) - 2 pieces (1 for operation + 1 spare, other length umbilical on request) 24 months warranty period for the electronics / Lifetime free software update 2. ISONIC PA AUT Weld Inspection Software Package> API for communicating with ISONIC PA AUT 2 X 64 / 16 platform Theoretical Setup Pack: o Selection and complete dimensioning of Weld Bevel for seam under test o Keying in dimensions and ultrasound velocity for phased array probe wedge or selection of phased array probe wedge from database o Division of weld root, cap, and volume into narrow zones for narrow gate / wide gate insonification o PA Probe positioning and beam tracing for Phased Array probes from both sides of the weld (Down Stream and Upstream) and defining of complete sequence of inspection shots o Creating of theoretical set-up file ISONIC PA AUT 2 X 64 / 16 Instrument and Scanner control pack: o Independent hardware control module q Phased Array pulser receiver for downstream 64 elements PA probe Phased Array pulser receiver for downstream 64 elements PA probe 16-channel pulser receiver for conventional and TOFD probes Scanner motor control and set-up and encoder calibration o Virtual joystick for scanner control at set-up time - start / stop / direction / speed o Pre-scanning routine: Upload theoretical set-up file Pulsing/Receiving calibration of downstream PA Probe inspection shots Pulsing/Receiving calibration of upstream PA Probe inspection shots Pulsing/Receiving calibration of downstream and upstream coupling monitor shots (longitudinal wave back echo and / or through transmission) Pulsing/Receiving calibration of conventional channels inspection shots (pulse echo and TOFD) Pulsing/Receiving calibration of coupling monitor for conventional probes Forming strip chart and test scanning Automatic wedge temperature monitoring and compensation Storing complete pre-scanning calibration file o Inspection routine - start / stop automatic scanning with strip chart recording and complete inspection file storing; automatic start of post processing routine upon completing each scanning Post processing pack: o Viewing recorded strip chart with play back recorded A-Scans, defects marking and sizing o All-functional TOFD post processing for TOFD strips o Printing comprehensive inspection report 3. Orbital Scanner for Girth Weld Inspection On-belt clamping and traction mechanism Digitally controlled stepped motor with power / control cable and terminal at instrument side Platform for fitting of ISONIC PA AUT 2 X 64 /16 Frame for fitting PA Probes, conventional pulse echo and TOFD probes Incremental Encoder with cable and terminal at instrument side - 2 pieces (1 for operation + 1 spare) Irrigation channel entry and distribution to probes with set of rubber pipes (plus one set spare) 1. 5 MHz 64 element Phased Array Probe, pitch size 0.8 mm with cable (64-pin terminal at instrument side) 1. Wedge for Phased Array Probe with Pipe OD Matching Contoured Contact Face and Irrigation Channel 1. TOFD Probe - active elements 1/4" dia, 5 MHz with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side) 1. TOFD Probe - active elements 1/4" dia, 10 MHz with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side) 1. Wedge for 1/4" dia TOFD probe, 60 deg - with Irrigation Channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. Wedges for 1/4" dia TOFD probes, 65 deg - with Irrigation Channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. Wedges for 1/4" dia TOFD probes, 70 deg - with Irrigation Channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. 45 Deg 4 MHz Miniature Probe for the detection of compact, longitudinal, and transversal cracks with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side), irrigation channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. 60 Deg 4 MHz Miniature Probe for the detection of compact, longitudinal, and transversal cracks with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side), irrigation channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. 70 Deg 4 MHz Miniature Probe for the detection of compact, longitudinal, and transversal cracks with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side), irrigation channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. Travel Bands for various pipe OD specified by customer
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Final screen of Ultrasonic Set-up Wizard relates to configuration of the strip chart. Strip chart is a method of AUT data presentation whereas each pulsing-receiving shot is continuously recorded into corresponding strip ISONIC PA AUT may form strips of the following types:
ISonic PA AUT - Page 2 ISonic PA AUT - Automatic Phased Array Ultrasonic Flaw Detection
PE Amplitude / TOF Pulse Echo Strip represents peak amplitude and time of flight for signals matching with Gate and exceeding it’s threshold level Position of Amplitude Line on the strip is proportional to the signal height. Echo amplitude equal or exceeding 100% of A-Scan height brings Amplitude Line trace to full strip width level Width of gray Time of Flight (TOF) Rectangle is proportional to the signal position in the Gate. For signals, which the time of flight measurement point matches with the Gate end width of gray Time of Flight (TOF) Rectangle is equal to the full strip width For geometry echoes matching within specially designated Gate Tail the Amplitude Line is not produced, just TOF Rectangle
MAP Up to 256 Colours Palette Map Strip represents sequence of A-Scans whereas colour of points for each horizontal line is coded according to corresponding signal level and default palette
TOFD 256 gray levels TOFD strip represents sequence of RF A-Scans whereas brightness of points for each horizontal line is modulated according to corresponding signal level
Coupling Coupling Strip is formed through comparing amplitude of reference signal with the gate threshold. Green Sufficient Coupling record is provided for signals exceeding gate threshold; red Insufficient Coupling record is provided in opposite case Reshaping of Strip Chart is possible through manipulating position / lateral displacement of each strip according to the probes fitting into the scanning frame:
Calibration scanning is performed then in automatic mode to ensure that all artificial defects are sensed, resolved, and recorded at proper locations Ultrasonic Setup Wizard is finished with creation of complete Inspection Setup File; inspection becomes possible at any moment after said file is uploaded into scanning routine.
Scanning and Post processing Whilst scanning the raw A-Scan data obtained by PA, conventional, and TOFD probes is transferred to remote PC along with corresponding position encoder data. Remote PC provides raw data recording and forms strip chart in real time. Whilst scanning operator may monitor live A-Scans for every strip. Inspection results file compressing complete raw data bulk is created automatically on completion of scanning At post-processing stage it is possible to play back captured A-scans, to mark, size, and evaluate defects, to create defects list, etc.
Built-in Utilities Entering scanner parameters (gearbox rate, driving wheel diameter), encoder calibration and entering scanning speed are performed in dialogue mode through simple user interface.
Every probe either PA, conventional, or TOFD may be driven independently through appropriate pulser receiver screen. This feature is very useful for various purposes such as verification of wedges, studying of phased array focusing effects, etc.
Typical Scope of Supply 1. ISONIC PA AUT 2X64 / 16 - Portable Platform for Automatic Combined Phased Array, Conventional Pulse Echo and TOFD Inspection / 128 Phased Array (PA) Channels and 16 Conventional Pulsing Receiving Channels ISONIC PA AUT 2X64 / 16 Electronic unit o IP 67 waterproof housing o Internal PC (AMD LX 800 500 MHz, RAM-512M, Quazi-HDD Flash Memory Card 4G, Windows XP Embedded, Ethernet Interface o SW 80500201 ISONIC PA AUT Services SW Pack for on-board hardware control and communicating with remote control computer o Spare Flash Memory Card 4G - plug and play (Operating System and SW 80500201 ISONIC PA AUT Services Package installed) o 100 ... 250 VAC AC/DC converter o Incremental Encoder Terminal - 1 socket o Scanner Motor Control and Powering Terminal - 1 socket o Emergency Stop Scanner" Button o 64 Elements Phased Array Probe Terminals - 2 sockets o Conventional / TOFD probes connection terminals - 32 sockets LEMO 00 o SE 254064 PA - 64-Channel Phased Array Pulsing Receiving and Processing Card - 2 pieces o SE 254016 - 16-Channel UDS 3-6 Pulser Receiver Card - 1 piece o Bipolar Square Wave – Tunable Width / Tunable Firing Level Pulser; Single / Dual Modes of Operation; Special Probe Protection Circuit to Prevent Probe Damage for Not Properly Adjusted Pulse Width o Gain: 0...100 dB controllable in 0.5 dB resolution; Advanced Low Noise Design: 81mV peak to peak input referred to 80 dB gain / 25 MHz bandwidth; Frequency Band: 0.2 … 25 MHz Wide Band / 32-Taps FIR bandpass digital filter with controllable lower and upper frequency limits Toshiba Satellite Laptop Control Computer 100 ... 250 VAC AC/DC converter (SK 80500201) - 2 pieces (1 for operation + 1 spare) 25 meter length armoured power / data umbilical (SK 80500207) - 2 pieces (1 for operation + 1 spare, other length umbilical on request) 24 months warranty period for the electronics / Lifetime free software update 2. ISONIC PA AUT Weld Inspection Software Package> API for communicating with ISONIC PA AUT 2 X 64 / 16 platform Theoretical Setup Pack: o Selection and complete dimensioning of Weld Bevel for seam under test o Keying in dimensions and ultrasound velocity for phased array probe wedge or selection of phased array probe wedge from database o Division of weld root, cap, and volume into narrow zones for narrow gate / wide gate insonification o PA Probe positioning and beam tracing for Phased Array probes from both sides of the weld (Down Stream and Upstream) and defining of complete sequence of inspection shots o Creating of theoretical set-up file ISONIC PA AUT 2 X 64 / 16 Instrument and Scanner control pack: o Independent hardware control module q Phased Array pulser receiver for downstream 64 elements PA probe Phased Array pulser receiver for downstream 64 elements PA probe 16-channel pulser receiver for conventional and TOFD probes Scanner motor control and set-up and encoder calibration o Virtual joystick for scanner control at set-up time - start / stop / direction / speed o Pre-scanning routine: Upload theoretical set-up file Pulsing/Receiving calibration of downstream PA Probe inspection shots Pulsing/Receiving calibration of upstream PA Probe inspection shots Pulsing/Receiving calibration of downstream and upstream coupling monitor shots (longitudinal wave back echo and / or through transmission) Pulsing/Receiving calibration of conventional channels inspection shots (pulse echo and TOFD) Pulsing/Receiving calibration of coupling monitor for conventional probes Forming strip chart and test scanning Automatic wedge temperature monitoring and compensation Storing complete pre-scanning calibration file o Inspection routine - start / stop automatic scanning with strip chart recording and complete inspection file storing; automatic start of post processing routine upon completing each scanning Post processing pack: o Viewing recorded strip chart with play back recorded A-Scans, defects marking and sizing o All-functional TOFD post processing for TOFD strips o Printing comprehensive inspection report 3. Orbital Scanner for Girth Weld Inspection On-belt clamping and traction mechanism Digitally controlled stepped motor with power / control cable and terminal at instrument side Platform for fitting of ISONIC PA AUT 2 X 64 /16 Frame for fitting PA Probes, conventional pulse echo and TOFD probes Incremental Encoder with cable and terminal at instrument side - 2 pieces (1 for operation + 1 spare) Irrigation channel entry and distribution to probes with set of rubber pipes (plus one set spare) 1. 5 MHz 64 element Phased Array Probe, pitch size 0.8 mm with cable (64- pin terminal at instrument side) 1. Wedge for Phased Array Probe with Pipe OD Matching Contoured Contact Face and Irrigation Channel 1. TOFD Probe - active elements 1/4" dia, 5 MHz with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side) 1. TOFD Probe - active elements 1/4" dia, 10 MHz with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side) 1. Wedge for 1/4" dia TOFD probe, 60 deg - with Irrigation Channel and Fit- Into-Scanner Fixture 1. Wedges for 1/4" dia TOFD probes, 65 deg - with Irrigation Channel and Fit- Into-Scanner Fixture 1. Wedges for 1/4" dia TOFD probes, 70 deg - with Irrigation Channel and Fit- Into-Scanner Fixture 1. 45 Deg 4 MHz Miniature Probe for the detection of compact, longitudinal, and transversal cracks with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side), irrigation channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. 60 Deg 4 MHz Miniature Probe for the detection of compact, longitudinal, and transversal cracks with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side), irrigation channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. 70 Deg 4 MHz Miniature Probe for the detection of compact, longitudinal, and transversal cracks with cable (LEMO 00 Terminal at instrument side), irrigation channel and Fit-Into-Scanner Fixture 1. Travel Bands for various pipe OD specified by customer
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