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ESBeamTool3Eclipse Scientific Products48, Waterloo, Canada
ESBeamTool3 is Eclipse Scientific's third generation modeling and technique development tool for Phased Array, TOFD and Conventional ultrasonic inspection.
ESBeamTool is like CAD (Computer Aided Design) for the world of ultrasonic inspection. This intuitive application allows users to easily design and simulate an inspection and generate comprehensive documentation about their inspection plan.
Users start by describing the piece to be inspected. Pieces can be described in 3 ways. Simple plate pieces are defined by entering the length, width and thickness of the piece. ID/OD pieces are described by entering the OD and the ID or the thickness. The custom piece mode allows the user to use CAD style drawing tools to draft the subject.
Once the piece has been described, the user can then place a probe, add a beamset and visualize beam paths and coverage. Position your probes and adjust any beamset parameters to get the best coverage of the area of interest, and then generate a report documenting your new technique. It's that easy!
ESBeamTool was designed to meet the modern operator's need for speed. Phased array technique development is more complex than that for conventional ultrasonic inspection and as such requires effective tools to help define the inspection approach.
ESBeamTool's innovative approach to phased array enables linear, sectorial and an informative
reference cursor option to be represented, helping to clearly convey weld coverage, HAZ
coverage and probe position, in addition to critical dimensions. The beamset parameters dialog
displays a visual representation of the transducer elements that are used to form the beamset.
Beam spread visualization allows you to more accurately see your beamset coverage for a
specific dB drop, and near field visualization ensures that any focusing being performed is within
the near field.
Conventional probes can also be modeled in ESBeamTool with advanced support for beam spread and near field rendering.
Time-of-flight diffraction support provides tools to visualize and confirm zonal coverage. TOFD techniques can be automatically annotated with cross-over dimensions and dead-zone depiction. Effortlessly define probe center separation (PCS) by selecting the cross-over depth you want and ESBeamTool automatically positions the probes to target your requirements.
Multi-discipline Technique Development
Design techniques can be created using multiple probes from multiple disciplines within a single workspace. Combine Conventional UT and TOFD probe configurations to ensure complete coverage. Pitch catch is a useful technique for locating defects, but it can be difficult to calculate where probes should be placed while accounting for refraction. ESBeamTool3 makes it easy to develop pitch-catch techniques for direct and indirect inspection using a single probe or a pair of probes.
Piece and Weld Configuration
Pick from a list of standard weld configurations or use the weld editor to create virtually any weld
profile, no matter how complex. Weld cap geometries allow you to clearly illustrate how close
you can get your probe to a weld while ensuring proper coverage.
Use the bitmap drawing tool to add images to your drawings. Bitmaps can be imported and scaled to be used as a backdrop or to use as a reference to trace over when drawing complex specimens. Defect Simulation Using the redline drawing system, you can draw defects onto a piece, then use two dimensional ray-tracing to visualize beam reflections on simulated defects. This is an excellent visualization tool for communicating technique objectives.
HTML standards based reporting allows reports to be generated and shared across the web or
email. Report content can be copied into other programs, such as Microsoft Word, and edited for
This versatile tool simplifies the technique design, validation and reporting process and is adaptable for use by engineers, technicians, and auditors. If you are dealing with ultrasonic inspections and require the ability to visualize and document the applications, ESBeamTool will guide you through the process and produce the professional results industry demands.
For more information, visit our web site www.eclipsescientific.com Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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