02:37 Oct-06-1998 Rolf Diederichs Director, Editor, Publisher, Internet, PHP MySQL NDT.net, Germany, Joined Nov 1998 598
TOFD Topic of the October Forum Introduction
I refered to this values more relative than absolute.
Other arguments have been posted on this forum not a long time ago: * Restrictions of TOFD - Frits Dijkstra 22:58:39 8/25/98 (1) * Re: Restrictions of TOFD - Jan Verkooijen 17:24:34 9/23/98 (0)
In that Frits Dijkstra's wrote "...using one technique as a "safety net" for the other" I like this idea, especially for testing of safety components which we have in the aircraft, nuclear and chemical industries (our this month's sessions!).
Ed Ginzel: >However, considering the relative ease with which mechanised systems can now incorporate both >PE and TOFD it seems a waste of technology not to use both at the same time if they are available. >It is only a matter of time before customers figure out that the standard software in a mechanised >system has both PE and TOFD data displays available and they are being ripped off if they are >charged a great deal more for an extra 2 probes and a toggle on the software display to activate >TOFD.
It seems that software costs nothing, it can be easily copied with no costs! We must consider that development time is a big part of the manufacturing costs and manufacturer need a fair return of investment.
It would be interesting to hear from other people they know about more specific applications for that PE + TOFD could be an excellent marriage.