NDT.net - October 2000, Vol. 5 No. 10

Eddy Current Array Probes for Faster,Better and Cheaper Inspections

G. Lafontaine, R. Samson; R/D Tech
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Email: info@rd-tech.com , Web: http://www.rd-tech.com

2nd International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, New Orleans May 2000.
TABLE OF CONTENTS


What Are Eddy Current Arrays?

Faster, Better, Cheaper Inspections

Scan 10 to 100 Times Faster! Seeing is Believing

Single-Axis Scans Faster than Raster Scans 10 to 100 Times Faster!

Advantages of Array Probe Inspections

Weld Inspection

Turbine Blade Surface Inspection

Turbine Blade Attachments and Roots Inspection

Turbine Retaining Rings Inspection

UT/ECT Turbine Bore Inspection

SG and Other HX Tubes (X-Probe) Inspection

X-Probe: What You See Is what You Get

Array Probes: Practical Issues and Solutions

Typical Nuclear Applications

Conclusion

References

  1. Transmit-Receive Probes: "The Next Generation"; L. Obrutsky, V. Cecco, R. Lakhan, and S. Sullivan; 18th Annual EPRI Steam Generator Workshop
  2. New Generation ECT Array Probe and System as High Speed Alternative to Rotating Probes; G. Lafontaine; 18th Annual EPRI Steam Generator Workshop
  3. The result of Comparative Tests for a New High-Performance Multi-Array Probe; Y. Harada, K. Maeda, J. Shimone, Y. Kishi; 18th Annual EPRI Steam Generator Workshop
  4. Array Probe for Steam Generator Tubes; G. Henry; 2nd Int'l Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components
  5. New High-Performance ECT Array Probe for Steam Generator Tubes; K. Maeda, Y. Harada, et al.; 2nd Int'l Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components

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