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


GE CR Imaging Plate System Now BAM Certified


CRx Tower from GE Inspection Technologies
Huerth, Germany -October 6, 2006. The CRx Tower computed radiography imaging system from GE Inspection Technologies using IPS phosphor imaging plates, has been independently certified to meet the highest system class European and US standards for industrial computed radiography (CR). The certification was carried out by BAM, the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, who approved the system to Class IP 1/100 within EN 14784-1 and IP Special/100 within ASTM E2446 for a minimum exposure of 3.2mGy. This corresponds to a CEN and ISO film speed of 320 and maximum basic spatial resolution is 100Ám at 50 Ám pixel scanning.

The new certification means that inspections can now be carried out with even greater confidence to take advantage of the benefits of computed radiography over conventional film in terms of faster exposures, wider latitude, fewer retakes and significant reductions in materials and labour costs.

The CRx Tower has already been field-proven to offer fast scanning speeds and high throughput and can achieve scan resolutions of up to 50 micron or 20 pixels/mm.

It can use a range of imaging plates from IP Standard, resulting in a D7 film IQI (image quality indication) detection to IP Extra and IPS, both of which offer D4 film IQI detection.

As such, the CRx Tower system finds application throughout the oil and gas, power generation, aerospace and general manufacturing sectors, performing NDT tasks from corrosion monitoring to castings inspection and weld examination.

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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