where expertise comes together - since 1996 -

The Largest Open Access Portal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

Conference Proceedings, Articles, News, Exhibition, Forum, Network and more

where expertise comes together
- since 1996 -

NDT.net Issue - 2008-10 - NEWS

New Portable Pulsed Eddy Current Test Instrument from GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies


GE Inspection Technologies GmbH306, Hürth, Germany
Electromagnetic Testing (ET), Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC), eddy current, instrumentation
 
NDT.net Journal
Issue: 2008-10
[+]
Billerica, MA, USA — September 15, 2008 —Pulsec from GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies is a new non-destructive test instrument using pulsed eddy current (PEC) to detect sub-surface corrosion, primarily in the aerospace industry. This compact, battery-powered instrument provides powerful diagnostic imaging and depth resolution when inspecting multi-layer aircraft structures.

“We are pleased to add Pulsec to our already robust line of non-destructive test solutions for aerospace,” says Dave Jankowski, Business Leader of Eddy Current solutions at GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies. “Pulsed eddy current technology allows rapid imaging of aircraft fuselage for corrosion, which means problems are detected and can be fixed more quickly in order to keep aircrafts flight worthy.”

With a battery life of 6 hours and a weight of just 13 pounds, Pulsec is a truly portable instrument that can inspect difficult to reach places on an aircraft. Pulsec features a hand-held x-axis encoded, array probe to allow rapid surface inspection and direct imaging of large areas. Along with multi-layer sub-surface corrosion detection Pulsec can also be used for crack detection depending on the probe, scan direction and configuration settings.

The wide frequency and depth range of the Pulsec instrument, which uses PEC technology covered by several GE patents, is much greater than that associated with conventional eddy current, as more information is generated for post-processing for display or for further analysis. With this advancement there is no need to select a specific frequency for every inspection. Pulsec also provides easier and more reliable follow-up testing, as the single optimum frequency required for subsequent inspection of any corrosion or cracks detected by the initial Pulsec PEC scan can be easily identified and the relevant single element coil probe can be fitted to the instrument.

Pulsec has a high visibility TFT color screen to provide high quality imaging and with an internal memory of 1GB and a hard disk of 80GB, it offers powerful on-board real time analysis and data recording and storage. Data can be transferred via USB or Ethernet for post data analysis to improve POD and reports are generated with image capture at customer-selected intervals.

An advanced lift-off algorithm allows scanning in real world situations such as variations in paint thickness, surface roughness and other causes of lift-off and as with all eddy current equipment, inspections can be carried out with no need for direct contact with the material and with no need for couplant.

Learn more about Pulsec Pulsed Eddy Current Flaw Detector

About GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies
GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is part of GE Enterprise Solutions, a $5 billion business helping customers compete and win in a changing global environment by combining the power of GE’s unique expertise and intelligent technology to drive customers’ productivity and profitability. GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies is a leading innovator in advanced measurement, sensor-based and inspection solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to its customers. The company designs and manufactures sensing instruments that measure temperature, pressure, moisture, gas and flow rate for demanding customer applications. It also designs, manufactures and services inspection equipment, including radiographic, ultrasonic, remote visual and eddy current, that monitors and tests materials without disassembly, deforming or damaging them. GE Sensing & Inspection’s products are used in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. The company has 4,700 employees at more than 40 facilities in 25 countries worldwide.

GE Inspection Technologies GmbH

More of GE Inspection Technologies GmbH published in NDT.net
2019-06-01: Register Now: X-ray & CT Forum Germany 9-11 July 2019
2019-04-01: GE Inspection Technologies Commended by Frost & Sullivan for Leading the Industrial Computed Tomography Market with 22% Share
2019-03-01: Utilising Advanced Computed Tomography as NDT Technique in Additive Manufacturing
2019-03-01: Produktpremiere mit Metrology 2.0 – Präzisionsmessungen mit CT
2018-09-01: Anwendung von Industrie 4.0 in der ZfP
2018-09-01: Vereinfachte Anwendung dynamischer Tiefenfokussierung zur Ultraschallprüfung von Luftfahrtwerkstoffen
2018-09-01: Einfluss der Fehlercharakteristik auf die Reproduzierbarkeit von Prüfanlagen
2018-09-01: Automatisierte Ultraschallprüfung von nahtlosen Stahlrohren mit Matrix-Arrays
2018-09-01: 3D Modellierung der elektro-mechanischen Wellenausbreitung in einem piezoelektrischen Ultraschallwandler aus 1-3 Komposite: Simulation und experimentelle Validierung
2018-09-01: Ultraschallprüfung von Schienenprofilen mittels Phased-Array-Technik
All 458 Articles & News of GE Inspection Technologies GmbH in NDT.net

Share...
We use technical and analytics cookies to ensure that we will give you the best experience of our website - More Info
Accept
top
this is debug window