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Ed T.
Other, ASNT Level III, UT, RT, MT, PT, VT
NDT Level III, Saudi Arabia, Joined Sep 2011, 169

Ed T.

Other, ASNT Level III, UT, RT, MT, PT, VT
NDT Level III,
Saudi Arabia,
Joined Sep 2011
169
13:20 Aug-14-2012
Scan Plan for Transition Welds

We are developing scanplans for transition welds, fom one thickness to another.

How do we make the scan plans using Beamtool?

 
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Ed Ginzel
R & D, -
Materials Research Institute, Canada, Joined Nov 1998, 1282

Ed Ginzel

R & D, -
Materials Research Institute,
Canada,
Joined Nov 1998
1282
14:21 Aug-14-2012
Re: Scan Plan for Transition Welds
In Reply to Ed T. at 13:20 Aug-14-2012 (Opening).

zoom image


Transition

Provision is made in Beamtool in the "Piece configuration" section to make the geometry slope. I think this is new in version 5. You could also import a DXF file.
 
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gary
gary
20:35 Aug-14-2012
Re: Scan Plan for Transition Welds
In Reply to Ed Ginzel at 14:21 Aug-14-2012 .

sir

may i ask were you got this tool and is available for downloading for use thank you
gary

 
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Ed Ginzel
R & D, -
Materials Research Institute, Canada, Joined Nov 1998, 1282

Ed Ginzel

R & D, -
Materials Research Institute,
Canada,
Joined Nov 1998
1282
21:41 Aug-14-2012
Re: Scan Plan for Transition Welds
In Reply to gary at 20:35 Aug-14-2012 .

Gary, the image is from ESBT5. ESBeamTool is available from Eclipse. See their link on the front page of NDT.net or use http://www.eclipsescientific.com/

 
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John Lomax
NDT Inspector,
USA, Joined Jul 2016, 6

John Lomax

NDT Inspector,
USA,
Joined Jul 2016
6
18:23 Oct-20-2016
Re: Scan Plan for Transition Welds
In Reply to Ed Ginzel at 14:21 Aug-14-2012 .

Ed,

What are the benefits of using something like beamtool vs. auto desk inventor which is something that is more specific for cad use only and is what I'm using currently. I can think of some obvious ones like beam spread and actually being able to see the sound propagate through the material but wanted some more input. I'm specifically making scan plans for T-Joints with backing bars. AWS D1.1 is the code. Thickness of material ranges from 3/16" to 5/8" being fit up to anything from 1/2" to 4" base plate or flange plate. (I am aware that 3/16" and 1/4" are not recognized in the standard code so we are using Annex Q alternative methods for the ut of welds and have the proper procedures in place to do so from my understanding as of now. There seem to be many tolerances and I am trying to use every combination to ensure that we get 100% coverage even with all max or min tolerances utilized. I'm trying to account for bevel angle specified as 45 degrees on the print with a + or - 10 degrees, refracted angle of 70 degrees but as the code states I have a tolerance of + or - 2 degrees, the amount of backing extending from the shaft butting up with the flange or bracket in this case, which has a tolerance of 3/16" to 1/2" based on the pre-qualified cjp weld that's being called out.

 
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Ed Ginzel
R & D, -
Materials Research Institute, Canada, Joined Nov 1998, 1282

Ed Ginzel

R & D, -
Materials Research Institute,
Canada,
Joined Nov 1998
1282
21:24 Oct-20-2016
Re: Scan Plan for Transition Welds
In Reply to John Lomax at 18:23 Oct-20-2016 .

John, this is an old thread!:) Good thing Rolf has the alert functions!
Indeed you can draw everything in a drawing package. But then you do not have a library of shapes, probe parameters, wedge options, material properties lists that are used to define refraction angles for specific incident angles...then there is also the mode conversion effects, beam spread boundary options. All these features can be calculated on a calculator and drawn, but it will take a long time.
One of the add-on modules that is used for zonal discrimination in AUT is the Zonal Add-on. You can configure a set of phased-array delay laws for a given profile with the click of a button. IT is optimised for you in a matter of 2-3 seconds. You might spend days trying the various combinations manually.
As for all the tolerances to deal with, I suppose you can mix and match but why not use the nominal and check if your nominal setup has sufficient capability to address the tolerances?

 
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John Lomax
NDT Inspector,
USA, Joined Jul 2016, 6

John Lomax

NDT Inspector,
USA,
Joined Jul 2016
6
14:34 Oct-24-2016
Re: Scan Plan for Transition Welds
In Reply to Ed Ginzel at 21:24 Oct-20-2016 .

Thank you Ed. I'll see if I can't get them to buy the software and I'll try the nominal first and go from there.

 
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