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NDT.net Issue: 2008-04
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

Olympus NDT Introduces the EPOCH XT B-Scan Software Option

Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas (OSSA)241, Waltham, MA, USA

Waltham, MA, April 3, 2008 - Olympus NDT, a world leader in nondestructive testing technologies, announces the introduction of the B-scan software option for the EPOCH XT digital ultrasonic flaw detector. The addition of the B-scan software increases the versatility of the EPOCH XT for many applications, including the monitoring of internally corroded storage tanks, pipes, and other critical structures.

The B-scan software provides fully encoded, scanned thickness measurements with easy-to-read cross-sectional images. The EPOCH XT displays either a full B-scan view during scanning, or can display a split A-scan and B-scan view for measurement verification. The B-scan option provides readings at specific scan locations and the ability to automatically save A-scans for minimum thickness data or when triggered by alarm conditions.

The EPOCH XT and the B-scan software are compatible with many commercially available encoders or crawlers. The B-scan software boasts a fast scanning rate of up to 20 inches/sec (500 mm/sec), with a measurement resolution as thin as 0.020 inches (0.5 mm). The EPOCH XT has an internal storage capacity of over 100 B-scan files, each capable of containing up to 150,000 B-scan thickness readings. The software can also be used with other specialized measurement options, such as Floating Gate software for more consistent measurements, and the TVG Table function in immersion scan inspections. This B-scan software is also fully compatible with Olympus NDT's PC interface program, GageView Pro®. This powerful data management and reporting tool allows users to store and view B-scan and A-scan data on a PC after an inspection. GageView Pro has enhanced reporting capabilities for B-scans, including uncompressed and compressed scan views, scan statistics, individual thickness measurement data, and much more. GageView Pro also allows for direct report printing and full data export to spreadsheet programs.

About Olympus NDT Olympus NDT provides an industry-leading portfolio of NDT solutions featuring innovative ultrasonic testing (UT), eddy current (ET), and related nondestructive testing technologies. Our goal is to supply reliable and economical inspection and maintenance systems globally that enhance environmental and personal safety, security, and productivity for customers, and that also contribute to society. We are committed to actively pursuing the development of new technologies, products, and services offering the best solutions to a large variety of customers' needs.
The Olympus NDT head office is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. The company is represented by an extensive network of branch offices and representatives in all the major industrial regions of the world.
For more information please contact:

Meindert Anderson
Marketing Communications Manager
Olympus NDT
(1) 781-419-3900

Visit: Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas (OSSA)

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