NDT.net December 2006, Vol. 11 No.12


New Computed Radiography Scanner CR50P Is Field Portable


Portable Computed Radiography Scanner
Huerth, Germany -November 24, 2006. The new CR 50P portable computed radiography scanner from GE Inspection Technologies is light and compact enough to allow the benefits of computed radiography to be realised at remote locations in applications requiring both high throughput and high resolution. With a laser spot size of just 50 micron and with the high resolution afforded by today's IPS display screens, the new scanner will allow computed radiography to assume more and more of the duties which have conventionally been restricted to film radiography.

Weighing just 22 kilograms, the CR 50P offers excellent image quality through its optimised optics and a scan resolution which can be user-variable from 50 to 130 Ám pixel pitch. Scan results can be displayed on a connected laptop or a local high resolution monitor. The output data can also be processed using Rhythm software, which has been specifically designed for NDT applications and offers advanced image review tools and data management and storage. In addition, Rhythm features extensive data sharing capabilities, allowing significant improvements in productivity and faster identification of defect indications.

The CR 50P accepts flexible, phosphor imaging plates up to 35.5cm (14 inches) wide and of virtually any length. Plates can be processed on a continuous basis, with one plate being fed into the unit while another plate is being scanned. The plates have been designed to operate in harsh environments and feature a special protective, scratch-resistant layer. They are available in a sensitivity range from D7 - D4 depending whether resolution or speed is the governing inspection factor.

With its intrinsic flexibility, portability and efficiency, the CR 50P will find application throughout the industrial and process spectrum but especially in the oil and gas and aerospace sectors.

About GE Inspection Technologies
GE Inspection Technologies is a global leader in technology-driven inspection solutions that deliver productivity, quality and safety to our customers. The company designs, manufactures and services radiographic, ultrasonic, remote visual inspection and eddy current equipment to inspect, monitor and test materials and equipment without disassembly, deforming or damaging them. Its products are used in a wide range of industries, including Aerospace, Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Process and Automotive. The company has 11 application centers around the globe and offers a range of services including repair, on-site RVI inspection services, calibration, training and upgrades. GE Inspection Technologies has 1,300 employees at more than 25 facilities in 25 countries worldwide. To learn more about GE Inspection Technologies visit www.ge.com/inspectiontechnologies.

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