|ESBeamTool3 is Eclipse Scientific's third generation modeling and technique development tool for Phased
Array, TOFD and Conventional ultrasonic inspection.
Successful inspections start with a plan and ESBeamTool3 makes it easy to model, validate and
document your plan.
Multiple Phased Array Probes on Various Surfaces
Technique Developed over Bitmap Backdrop
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.
True Depth, Projection and Half Path focus types can be visualized in your workspace and
documented in your technique report.
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
ESBeamTool integerates a powerful set of CAD tools that make it easy to draw custom pieces to
develop a scan plan for whatever youre inspecting. Users can draw geometries of any shape
and size and use the advanced ray tracing to accurately ensure and document proper coverage.
The drawing tools have been greatly enhanced to make it even easier to draw and edit. Precision
coordinate and size readouts, along with the ability to snap make complex specimen drawing
fast and easy.
ID/OD Inspection Illustrating Beam Lensing
Weld Profile Editor
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.
ESBeamTool provides native support for ID/OD type pieces common in pipelines and boilers.
The piece editor allows the piece to be easily defined using the OD and ID or thickness of a part.
Once the part is configured, phased array and conventional probes can be pinned to the outside
or inside of the part. As the user adjusts the probe location, the probe stays pinned to the part and
revolves around it.
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
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
Users can easily customize or create new reports containing the information they need. The
built-in HTML editor allows reports to be constructed in an environment similar to a common
word processor. Workspace fields can be dragged from a field picker into the template for
inclusion in the report.
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.
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