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New Portable Computed Radiography High Resolution Imaging Solution from GE


GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH303, Hürth [Germany]
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Issue: 2011-12
AHRENSBURG, GERMANY, November 16, 2011, The CRx25P computed radiography (CR) imaging solution from the Inspection Technologies business of GE Energy's Measurement & Control Solutions (NYSE: GE) combines high scanning resolution and throughput with compact design and light weight to provide an innovative, portable inspection solution to a wide range of applications throughout the industrial and process spectrum, from oil and gas to power generation and aerospace.

As Martin Sauerschnig, product manager at GE, explains, "Weighing just 21kg (46 lb), the CRx25P represents the latest generation of portable scanners. It features an upgraded plate transport system, which optimizes plate handling, and it accepts flexible phosphor imaging plates up to 35 cm (14 in) wide and of virtually any length, with one plate being fed into the unit while the other plate is being scanned."

The scanner offers all the acknowledged benefits of computed radiography over film radiography in terms of faster exposures, wider latitude, fewer retakes and overall reduced materials and labor costs. The CRx25P can be operated at standard scan resolutions of 50 micron or 100 micron, where it is particularly suitable for corrosion/erosion inspection. It also can be operated at scan resolutions of 17 micron and 25 micron, making it qualified for weld inspections in compliance with international standards. In addition, a battery-powered version enables autonomous operation in special environments. Optional accessories include a ruggedized protective transport case, drum extensions and imaging plate guides.

As with all GE's CR imaging solutions, the new scanner can be used with the Rhythm software platform, which allows acquisition, reporting, review and archiving of inspection results in the industry-standard DICONDE protocol. Advanced image review tools ensure optimum productivity. The scanners also can be used with GE's recently introduced Flash!Filters to allow instant image enhancement and faster defect detection.

About Measurement & Control Solutions
Measurement & Control Solutions is a leading innovator in advanced, sensor-based measurement, non-destructive testing and inspection and condition monitoring, delivering accuracy, productivity and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. It has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Oil & Gas. For further information, visit www.ge-mcs.com.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy - GE Power & Water, GE Energy Management and GE Oil & Gas - work together with more than 100,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.

GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH

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