01:41 Oct-10-2003 Re: NDT subsea jacket This is a pretty big subject and is very dependnet upon what the damage mechanism is and where it is located. Two years ago we permenently instrucmented an offshore platform with Acoustic Emission and Strain Gauges to detect early onset of crack damage in critical jacket nodes. The system is IS certified and remotely monitored over a staellite link and the internet.
The Athena Phased Array system, manufactured by WesDyne NDE Products & Technology, consists of a pha
sed array acquisition system and PC running IntraSpect software. A PC is used to perform acquisition, analysis and storage of the data. System hardware is capable of operating up to four data sets with any combination of phased array or conventional UT probes. NOW AVAILABLE IN 64-64 CONFIGURATION.
An article in “Composites World Magazine” showcases Non
Destructive Testing of aero-structures
with Laser Shearography.
Over the years Dantec Dynamics has supplied many solutions for the
aerospace industry. Referring to specific customer projects
several of these cases are examined to outline the advantages of
using Laser Shearography for automated defect detection.