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Provides better image quality with reduced exposure, and heavy-duty enclosure.
 
Carestream Non-Destructive Testing introduces the new wireless HPX-DR high resolution digital DR detector that provides higher resolution, heavy duty shielding, optimum portability and improved workflow for use in many NDT mobile and lab inspection applications.
 
The new HPX-DR brings customers higher quality imaging, portability, improved workflow and in most cases, a reduction in overall exposure dose needed for code work,” said Martin Graen, Carestream’s Worldwide General Manager for Non-Destructive Testing Solutions. “The HPX-DR integrates all of the features and benefits of the DRX-Plus with vital customer driven insights resulting in features and improvements that will help our customers drive better digital ROI.”
 
This next-generation of DR detector features a 139 micron pixel pitch, wireless capability and a heavy-duty IP57 enclosure making it better suited for mobile NDT work. It excels in a lab environment where it can be run in a tethered configuration for rapid data transfer. Long life lithium batteries provide up to several hundred images per charge and with the optional three-battery charger pack and hot swap feature, crews can keep working as long as needed without rebooting.
 
Learn more about Carestream NDT here: https://www.carestream.com/en/us/medical/products/nondestructive-testing-ndt-solutions
 
PICA (Pipeline Inspection and Condition Analysis Corp), is currently performing an inspection of 4 miles of 66” cement and steel cylinder lined, PCCP pipe in southern California.
The customer wanted to test the resolution of PICA’s brand new In-Line Inspection Tool, so they embedded some small button magnets in the cement lining, and cemented over them so that PICA didn’t know they were there.
 
The photo shows the pattern made by the magnets, and the incredible resolution of the Tool.  (It also shows that this customer has a great sense of humour!).  For information on how PICA can help you inspect your water or waste water pipelines write to: info@picacorp.com or call 1-800-661-0127
 
Discover the new dedicated solution to detect CUI under galvanized steel cladding.
 
As a leader in advanced electromagnetic non-destructive testing solutions, Eddyfi Technologies is proud to announce the launch of a patent-pending pulsed eddy current (PEC) probe specifically designed to detect corrosion under insulation (CUI) in the presence of galvanized steel cladding. Simultaneously, to support this new PEC-GS probe and new features, the Eddyfi® Lyft® software version 1.3 is being released.
 
Because they are ferromagnetic, galvanized steel weather jackets are a challenge for PEC inspections. Designed to overcome the adverse effects of this material, the patent-pending PEC-GS probe ensures:
 
•             Improved signal penetration
•             Excellent detection capabilities and sizing accuracy
•             Enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
 
The Lyft 1.3 software was developed to support the acquisition of top-quality data. During scans, the software automatically detects poor-quality signals, displays warnings, and then supplies information about probable causes and potential solutions. The new release also implements a dynamic line filter that adjusts itself automatically during scans when noise sources in the line drift from initial setup values. Furthermore, it is now possible to label rebars and metal wire mesh during setup, enabling the software to select the best sizing algorithm for the application. Finally, this latest version includes new C-scans displaying the amount of wall loss.
 
Find out more on the Eddyfi website.
•    Parametric or POD studies: Based on a first set of computations, metamodels (i.e. « model of the models ») can be calculated, providing the user with the ability to predict numerous sets of new results in real time!
•    UT probes library: Numerous probes from GE and Olympus catalogues will be available as a built-in library within CIVA UT. Tools for IMASONIC probe definition are also coming.
•    Enhanced Total Focusing Method tools: More simulation capabilities in TFM are provided in this CIVA release including: Possibilities to program TFM reconstruction before running the simulation, making TFM computation fully compatible with parametric and batch computations, more tools to analyze TFM images, Plane Wave Imaging TFM (PWI-TFM) , Adaptive TFM (ATFM), and more...
•    Embedded FEM: For some applications with planar defects, a new embedded 2D and 3D FEM code has been implemented, supporting accurate simulations that are beyond the validity limit of the semi-analytical models (small defect, critical angles, etc.).
•    PEC: Pulsed Eddy Current will be now available in CIVA ET.
•    SART and new trajectories available in CT: It is now possible to import complex and robotic trajectories in CIVA CT simulations. Associated with this, a new reconstruction algorithm, called SART, is now available.

 
Numerous other features include new capabilities for 3D-CAD specimen echo computations, new tools to help weld and nozzle inspection simulations, the ability to define robotic scanning patterns in UT, and the option to simulate probes with U ferrite yoke in ET. New features are included in the UT analysis tools (lateral wave linearization, optimized segmentation, full automation capabilities with templates, compatibility with Gekko acquisitions with Rotated Arms and Nozzle inspections, and Plug-In capabilities to apply specific analysis procedure and report on any data acquisition format).
 
For more information, visit www.extende.com or email contactus@extende.com
ST700 UV lamp for nondestructive testing solves the biggest challenges in fluorescent UV illumination
 
After consulting with numerous NDT experts and inspectors, Magnaflux is expanding their line of LED UV lamps for non-destructive testing with the ST700 overhead inspection LED UV light, which is specifically designed to eliminate or prevent some of the most common challenges around UV illumination in fluorescent NDT testing.

 “Customers using fluorescent or mercury-vapor solutions today find that they do not have the coverage or intensity that they need to properly and efficiently inspect their parts. They also have to deal with frequent bulb failures, hazardous waste disposal costs, and the swift disappearance of mercury vapor bulb replacements in the market. On the other hand, current LED solutions are often too fragile to stand up to harsh industrial environments, while still not providing the coverage that they require,” explains Sakif Ferdous, Magnaflux Market Research Manager.

Designed and tested by NDT professionals, the ST700 speeds up fluorescent NDT processes while also improving inspection quality with an ultra-wide, 12 x 24 in / 30 x 61 cm UV-A beam when mounted 39 in / 1 m from the inspection surface. The ST700’s best-in-industry UV-A inspection area allows inspectors to quickly examine parts while minimizing part handling, especially with larger test parts, and the high intensity UV illumination helps indications stand out bright and clear for faster detection.

Read more on the Magnaflux website.
The Inspector System is a new, small and lightweight system located in a small Pelican 2700 case. The NOVO 15 Inspector System Contains:

•    NOVO 15 WN Detector inside the ARMOR 15 Protective Case
•    Control Box
•    Panasonic Rugged 10" tablet with NOVO Touch Professional Software
•    Room for Golden XRS-3 Source
•    Wireless & Wire Operation
 
View the NDT Product Line online: https://www.novo-dr.com/ndt-products

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