Re: Automatic Eddy Curent Tube Inspection Analysis Software
There have been many attempts at this over the years, I first came across the (then) purely amplitude based DRECT system, developed by the then CEGB in the UK, around 1980. This evolved through a number of iterations, and the current ARTIST system can probably be regarded as its heir.
In the USA a nummber of companies (particularly Zetec) have deveoped systems which can provide automated screening of tube results based on a wide range of evaluation algorithms nd criteria
That is the point. These systems should be regarded as a screening tool, They will tell you this tube is fine, and this one is scrap, but in between is a whole grey area, You have to be either very conservative or willing to manually evaluate a fair number of 'marginal' applications.
But these days you normally need to log all the data anyway, and the extra processing for the screening does not add too much of a cost or time overhead. By eliminating 'clean tubes' and identifying the critical indications you can save a lot of time, and reduce operator fatigue and error.
Well worth considering if you test a lot of tubes.
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: Recently i have heard of several companies using automated analysis software for data analysis of ECT tube data.
: Is there software like this in the market place? From my experience there is to many variables and scenarios i believe for effective and accurate software for this function.
: Any comments
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