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Innovative Approach to Improve Nozzle Weld Inspections

Webinar Explores Innovative Approach to Improve Nozzle Weld Inspections

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Zetec has posted a new on-demand webinar. The session discusses nozzle weld inspections using phased array ultrasound testing (PAUT) techniques including ray-tracing, scanner simulation and coverage maps to produce full 3D visualizations of the component and defects.

The 30-minute webinar presents an innovative inspection approach that includes UltraVision® industry-proven software for ultrasound inspections in oil and gas, power generation and other industries.

With most software packages, accurate positioning and sizing of indications can be complicated. Also, beam misalignment caused by so-called “saddle surface geometry” can lead to missing of critical flaws. UltraVision has the advanced simulation tools necessary to design, implement and execute these challenging inspections in a 3D environment.

The webinar features demonstrations that show how to increase the inspection efficiency and probability of detection. You will learn how to:

  • Design and validate an inspection technique and scan plan for nozzle welds using CAD files, ray-tracing, scanner simulation and coverage maps.
  • Simulate and validate acoustic beams of an optimized 2D-matrix array probe assembly.
  • Inspect a nozzle specimen with realistic flaws, using a commercially available scanning mechanism, TOPAZ®64 PAUT instrument and UltraVision Classic 3D software.
  • Use 3D data visualization and detailed data analysis.

About Zetec, Inc.

Zetec is a global leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for the critical inspection needs of industries the world counts on every day including Power Generation, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Automotive, Maritime, Military, Rail and Manufacturing. For more than 50 years, we’ve advanced NDT standards and science that protect our customers’ most important assets and ensure the quality of their products, processes and services.

Our customers look to us for fast, cost-efficient inspection solutions that give them new levels of insight and control. In response to many of our customers’ needs, we serve as a single source for high-performance products and solutions in both eddy current and ultrasonic technologies.

Zetec is a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, Inc., with global engineering and manufacturing centers in Quebec City and at our corporate headquarters in Snoqualmie, Washington. Zetec support spans the globe, with Centers of Excellence in Houston, Paris, Seoul and Shanghai.

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