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

Potential of Ultrasonic Phased Arrays for Faster, Better and Cheaper Inspections

Guy Lafontaine (glafontaine@rd-tech.com)
Fabrice Cancre (fcancre@rd-tech.com)
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2nd International Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components, New Orleans May 2000.
TABLE OF CONTENTS


Benefits of Ultrasonic Phased Arrays

Beam Angle Control

Focal Distance Control

Echo Signal Processing

Dynamic Depth Focusing (DDF)

Conventional Focusing vs. Dynamic Depth Focusing

High-Speed Weld Inspection

Weld Inspection

Weld Inspection - Seeing Is Believing

Typical results from PipeWIZARD PA

Weld Inspection

Seam-Welded High Energy Piping

Complex Shape Inspection

Turbine Dove Tail Inspection

Turbine Blade Root Inspection

Complex Shapes Inspection

Tube Inspection

High-Speed Corrosion Mapping of HX Tubes

Phased Array Transmitter/Receiver Side-by-Side L Wave (TRL) Probes

Conclusion

References

  1. Phased Array Ultrasonic Examination of BWR Core Shroud; J. Hayden, P. Johnson, (GE); G. Selby, S. Romano (EPRI); EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, 98/09, Portland, Maine
  2. Steam Turbide Blade Attachment Inspection using Linear Phased Array Ultrasonic Technology; P. Sabourin, G. Selby (EPRI); D. Lessard (GE); EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, 98/09, Portland, Maine
  3. Dynamic Focusing of Phased Array for Nondestructive testing : Characterization and Application; A. Lamarre, F. Mainguy (R/D Tech); EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, 98/09, Portland, Maine
  4. Feasibility and Benefits of Phased-Array Technology for RPV Clad-to-Base Metal Examinations from the outside Surface.; L. Becker, T. Kimball, M. Dennis (EPRI); EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, 98/09, Portland, Maine
  5. Feasibility Study of Ultrasonic Inspection using Phased-Array of Turbine Blade Root , Rotor Steeple Grooves and Rotor Steeple; P. Ciorau, D. MCGuillivray (Ontario Hydro); A. Lamarre, F. Jacques (R/D Tech); EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, 98/09, Portland, Maine
  6. Evaluation of Phased Array Ultrasonic Probe for Tube Inspection ; M. Key (Framatome Technologies); J. Quinn (Westinghouse Electric); EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, 98/09, Portland, Maine
  7. Circular Phased Arrays for the Inspection of Superphoenix Steam Generator tubes; G. Fleury, J. Poguet (Imasonic SA); O. Burat, G. Morea (Framatome); EPRI Phased Array Inspection Seminar, 98/09, Portland, Maine
  8. Examination of Seam-Welded High Energy Piping using linear Phased array techniques; Jeff Landrum, EPRI; EPRI 5th Piping & Bolting Inspection Conference; June 23-25, 1999; San Antonio, TX
  9. Design and Application of Low-Frequency Twin Side-by-Side Phased Array Transducers for Improved UT Capability on Cast Stainless Steel Components; M. Dalaide, G. Maes, et. al.; 2nd Int'l Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components
  10. Phased Array Examination of Seam-Welded High Energy Piping; J. Landrum; 2nd Int'l Conference on NDE in Relation to Structural Integrity for Nuclear and Pressurized Components

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