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David Mackintosh
Engineering,
Acuren Group Inc., Canada, Joined Feb 2011, 85

David Mackintosh

Engineering,
Acuren Group Inc.,
Canada,
Joined Feb 2011
85
18:08 May-01-2009
Definitions of Automated UT, etc.

Do these definitions make sense to you?

Encoder — a device that indicates probe position, thus allowing the position for each data reading to be recorded.

[Note: The above definition would include an encoder wheel and other less conventional tracking devices such as airborne ultrasound encoders.]

Scanner — a device that moves a probe or that guides the motion of a probe.

Manual UT — UT examination where the probe is moved by hand, without encoder or scanner.

Automated UT — Encoded UT examination where the probe movement is preset and computer-controlled.

Semi-automated UT — Encoded UT examination with a scanner that is moved or controlled by hand.

    
 
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Roger Duwe
NDT Inspector, API-510, 570, 653
MISTRAS, USA, Joined Jan 2009, 148

Roger Duwe

NDT Inspector, API-510, 570, 653
MISTRAS,
USA,
Joined Jan 2009
148
20:12 May-01-2009
Re: Definitions of Automated UT, etc.
In Reply to David Mackintosh at 18:08 May-01-2009 (Opening).

Try:

Semi-automated UT — Encoded UT examination with a PROBE that is moved or controlled by hand.

You have already defined SCANNER as a motion device, not 'ducer.

    
 
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P V SASTRY
R & D, NDT tecniques metallurgy
TAKEN VRS FROM THE POSITION OF SR. DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER BHEL CORPORATE R&D, India, Joined Jan 2003, 195

P V SASTRY

R & D, NDT tecniques metallurgy
TAKEN VRS FROM THE POSITION OF SR. DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER BHEL CORPORATE R&D,
India,
Joined Jan 2003
195
09:15 May-02-2009
Re: Definitions of Automated UT, etc.
In Reply to David Mackintosh at 18:08 May-01-2009 (Opening).

Dear Sir,

These basic definitions are making perfect sense. I am stating this with the experinece of making a few UT scanners (not for commercial but for internal use) Only thing is we can go on eloborating each definition as per the need and interest.

Please let me know if I am missing something in the question.

Good luck and best wishes

P V SASTRY

    
 
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Anna Dresler
NDT Inspector, -
ULTRA Institute, Poland, Joined Jun 2009, 3

Anna Dresler

NDT Inspector, -
ULTRA Institute,
Poland,
Joined Jun 2009
3
07:32 Jun-25-2009
Re: Definitions of Automated UT, etc.
In Reply to David Mackintosh at 18:08 May-01-2009 (Opening).

Scaner is a device which consist of two elements: data gathering system and convert system. Gathering can be manual or automatic depend on particular situation. But the most importing thing about the scaner is not how to gather the data but how to convert them. The examples of displaying scaning data are digital flow detectors with B-Scan and C-Scan and so on. Sometimes can happen situations that for creating this displays a very complicated gathering data mechanism is used. The idea of B-Scan and C-Scan is very usefull but has a serious simplification. Man can find examples of flow detectors with a scaner which gives more usefull results than B and C-Scan. This flow detectors besides displaying can evaluate testing welds according to different standards. One of that flow detectors is Digital Flow Detector called CUD manufactured by ULTRA Institute.

    
 
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