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|NDT.net Issue - 2010-03 - NEWS |
AGR Field Operations and Eclipse Scientific Inc. have announced the completion of a collaboration that links the ESBeamTool 3.3 ultrasonic scan modelling software to the TD Advanced Ultrasonic Software. The collaboration was born out of an increasing demand for PC based aids for ultrasonic procedure planning and production of inspection plans as part of the procedural documentation.
Eclipse Scientifics ESBeamTool® software is an application that offers the user the ability to generate probe, wedge, test piece and beam data in an interactive graphical format. The software is like CAD (Computer Aided Design) for ultrasonic inspection and allows users to easily design and simulate an inspection and generate comprehensive documentation about their inspection plan. Phased array setup data generated by ESBeamTool may be exported to an exchange file that may in turn be imported into the TD software. The imported data will automatically configure setup parameters minimising additional tasks to calibration and sensitivity adjustment. The method used allows users the flexibility to create setups and inspection plans on site or to transmit remotely configured inspection plans by email or other methods to site personnel for implementation.
As of January 2010 all AGRs TD Focus-Scan and TD Handy-Scan systems are shipped with ESBeamTool 3.3 pre-installed and older systems may be upgraded by AGR to include this functionality. The integration brings together two of the most powerful and widely known computerised ultrasonic applications. It provides a comprehensive planning and data acquisition capability in a convenient package.
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