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Linxiao Yu
R & D, NDE in Oil & Gas; Energy; Manufacturing
BP, USA, Joined Aug 2006, 13

Linxiao Yu

R & D, NDE in Oil & Gas; Energy; Manufacturing
BP,
USA,
Joined Aug 2006
13
00:25 Aug-14-2006
Looking for robust coupling device/method for contact auto-UT inspection

Any information on auto-contact UT inspection system is appreciate.



    
 
 
Wolfgang Bisle
R & D, Project leader & Group Leader InService Inspect.
Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Germany, Joined Jul 2000, 35

Wolfgang Bisle

R & D, Project leader & Group Leader InService Inspect.
Airbus Deutschland GmbH,
Germany,
Joined Jul 2000
35
09:59 Aug-15-2006
Re: Looking for robust coupling device/method for contact auto-UT inspection
You should explain, what you mean....




    
 
 
Paul Heckman
Paul Heckman
00:00 Aug-15-2006
Re: Looking for robust coupling device/method for contact auto-UT inspection
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: Any information on auto-contact UT inspection system is appreciate.
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What type of product are you looking to inspect? I have a contact in US who makes system for round product inspection in grinders.



    
 
 
Mark Potter
Mark Potter
01:00 Aug-15-2006
Re: Looking for robust coupling device/method for contact auto-UT inspection
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: Any information on auto-contact UT inspection system is appreciate.
------------ End Original Message ------------

It depends heavily on what you are inspecting:- conductive, insulating, of irregular shape etc., as well as wether you can tolerate pressures or couplant fluids on the part under test.

Mark.


    
 
 
Linxiao Yu
R & D, NDE in Oil & Gas; Energy; Manufacturing
BP, USA, Joined Aug 2006, 13

Linxiao Yu

R & D, NDE in Oil & Gas; Energy; Manufacturing
BP,
USA,
Joined Aug 2006
13
05:38 Aug-16-2006
Re: Looking for robust coupling device/method for contact auto-UT inspection
----------- Start Original Message -----------
: : Any information on auto-contact UT inspection system is appreciate.
: It depends heavily on what you are inspecting:- conductive, insulating, of irregular shape etc., as well as wether you can tolerate pressures or couplant fluids on the part under test.
: Mark.
------------ End Original Message ------------

Metal parts; flat or curved surface; pressure and couplant gel are acceptable.

thanks


    
 
 
Linxiao Yu
R & D, NDE in Oil & Gas; Energy; Manufacturing
BP, USA, Joined Aug 2006, 13

Linxiao Yu

R & D, NDE in Oil & Gas; Energy; Manufacturing
BP,
USA,
Joined Aug 2006
13
06:53 Aug-16-2006
Re: Looking for robust coupling device/method for contact auto-UT inspection
----------- Start Original Message -----------
: You should explain, what you mean....
------------ End Original Message ------------

Thank you all for your response!

I am developing an auto-inspection system using contact UT. Constant coupling of ultrasound into part is a concern. We are interested in a device (or fixture, coupling mechanism) to ensure consistent coupling. Commercially available product is highly desirable. Information on an overall system is also appreciated.

The access surfaces of the parts to be inspected can be flat, or curved (OD of cylinder).

Thank you all for your information


    
 
 
Nigel Armstrong
Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2000, 1094

Nigel Armstrong

Engineering, - Specialist services
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2000
1094
01:42 Aug-21-2006
Re: Looking for robust coupling device/method for contact auto-UT inspection
What about water perhaps with an inhibitor and a surfactant? Probe and wedge manufacturers will be able to provide you with wedges with stragetically sited drilled holes in a groove on the base of the wedge connected by bayonet-fittings to a water supply through a small bore tube. Cleanliness of the water supply is essential - it should be potable water. This is used for offshore AUT where the pipes can be still hot when the probes come into contact with the surface.

Devise some form of couplant-monitoring.


----------- Start Original Message -----------
: : You should explain, what you mean....
: Thank you all for your response!
: I am developing an auto-inspection system using contact UT. Constant coupling of ultrasound into part is a concern. We are interested in a device (or fixture, coupling mechanism) to ensure consistent coupling. Commercially available product is highly desirable. Information on an overall system is also appreciated.
: The access surfaces of the parts to be inspected can be flat, or curved (OD of cylinder).
: Thank you all for your information
------------ End Original Message ------------




    
 
 

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